"That's the advice coming out of the top U.S. computer science
programs, which are seeing rising enrollment and applications as
more college students discover that their job prospects are better
— and their starting salaries higher — if they have a
"Leading universities report that enrollment in computer science
and engineering courses is up significantly this year among
students pursuing computer science majors as well as those studying
other subjects, particularly science or business.
""I think the job market is what's driving the growth," says
Professor Bruce Porter, Chair of the Department of Computer
Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, which has seen its
enrollment increase more than 5% this year. "The government has
made it clear that computer science is a growth field, and I think
that message is getting back to students and their parents.""
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