Cultural Themes

Much concern about access to higher education for all population groups

Many efforts in this area, such as College Board Advocacy and Policy Center

Special Challenges for CS

From 2011-2012 CRA Taulbee Survey of PhD-granting programs in CS in North America

US Population CS 25 AM Sessions
Bachelor's in CS MS in CS PhD in CS (US Census Bureau
(2011))
Speakers Questioners
Women 12.9%
(up from 11.7% 2010-2011)
22.6% 17.8% 50.8% about 35%
(5 of 14)
about 6%
(2 of about 30-35)
Am Indian 0.4% 0.2% 0.1% 1.2%
African-America 4.5% 1.9% 1.8% 13.1%
Hispanic 6.3% 1.9% 1.5% 16.7%

Demand: Some projections through 2020 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) (from Science Magazine)

Supply: From Calvin College quoting BLS

created 6 April 2013
last revised 20 April 2013
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