The Ivy Coach Daily
May 10, 2020
Computer Science Major Trend
Are more and more students choosing to major in computer science at our nation’s elite universities? The answer is an unequivocal yes. In fact, Sophie Andrews recently published a piece for The Stanford Daily entitled “Stanford in the 2010s: How do trends in majors stack up at other institutions?” which takes a look at the rising number of CS majors at Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. So how much are these numbers up, you ask? Wonder no more.
More Students at Stanford, MIT, Princeton, Yale, Harvard Majoring in Computer Science
As Andrews reports for The Stanford Daily, 330 undergraduate computer science degrees were conferred by Stanford at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year. This same figure stood at 320 for 2017-2018, 269 for 2016-2017, 263 for 2015-2016, 217 for 2014-2015, 2011 for 2013-2014, 130 for 2012-2013, and 144 for 2011-2012. At MIT, 296 CS degrees were conferred in 2018-2019, a figure that is inclusive of the CS and engineering major. This same figure stood at 109 in 2010-2011. At Princeton, 146 CS degrees were conferred in 2018-2019 — up from 72 in 2012-2013 (the figures include B.S.E. and B.A. degrees). At Harvard, 139 CS degrees were conferred in 2018-2019 — up from 36 in 2010-2011. At Yale, 59 CS degrees were conferred in 2017-2018. This same figure stood at 19 for 2011-2012.
Notice a trend? We do, we do! Yes, more and more students are choosing to major in computer science at our nation’s most elite universities. And, of these schools, MIT and Stanford are demonstrating the highest growth rate in computer science degrees conferred, which of course will likely surprise no one. Or does it? Let us know by posting a Comment below. We look forward to hearing from you!
You are permitted to use www.ivycoach.com (including the content of the Blog) for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not copy, download, print, or otherwise distribute the content on our site without the prior written consent of Ivy Coach, Inc.