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ENGINEERING ENROLLMENT TRENDS

COMPUTER SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS

Bachelor’s degrees in engineering grew by more than 13 percent from 2000 to 2004. A large portion of that growth was due to the expansion of computer science programs within engineering colleges. Computer science experienced a 66 percent growth during that period. That growth can be attributed to three factors: increased number of graduates; newly accredited programs; and pre-exiting computer science programs moving into engineering.

COMPILED BY MICHAEL GIBBONS
INFOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY I-SHAN CHEN
Data source: American Society for Engineering Education
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NUMBER OF SCHOOLS WITH NEWLY ACCREDITED COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAMS WITHIN ENGINEERING COLLEGES SINCE 1995

38

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education
Compiled by Michael Gibbons
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COMPUTER SCIENCE BACHELOR'S DEGREES IN ENGINEERING
2000: 5,510
2004: 9,156


Data source: American Society for Engineering Education
Compiled by Michael Gibbons
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NUMBER OF SCHOOLS WITH COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAMS ACCREDITED BY ABET FROM 2000 TO 2004
34


Data source: American Society for Engineering Education
Compiled by Michael Gibbons
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SCHOOLS REPORTING COMPUTER SCIENCE BACHELOR'S DEGREES FROM ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN THE ASEE SURVEY:
2000: 96 2004: 139


Data source: American Society for Engineering Education
Compiled by Michael Gibbons
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LARGEST COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAMS BY BACHELOR'S DEGREES AWARDED
TOP 20 2000 2004
1. Stony Brook University
279 190
2. University of Texas, Dallas 272 246
3. University of California, San Diego 271 257
4. Virginia Tech 207 *
5. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 204 175
6. North Carolina State University 198 138
7. University of Central Florida 197 108
8. George Mason University 168 163
9. University of California, Riverside 156 49
10. Arizona State University 155 95
11. University of Southern California 151 113
12. Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County 149 115
13. University of South Florida 132 86
14. Florida Atlantic University 127 78
15. California Polytechnic State University 124 105
16. Texas A&M University 123 101
17. Univ. of California, Los Angeles 120 63
18. California State University, Northridge 118 44
19. SUNY, Buffalo 117 115
20. Drexel University 113 **


Data source: American Society for Engineering Education
Compiled by Michael Gibbons
Learn more at: www.asee.org/colleges




NUMBER OF SCHOOLS WITH COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAMS ACCREDITE BY ABET FROM 1995 TO 1999.
25


Data source: American Society for Engineering Education
Compiled by Michael Gibbons
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