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Computer Science majors lowest in a decade


logo_npr_125.gifAll Things Considered, March 12, 2008 · The number of students enrolled in computer science programs is at its lowest in at least a decade.

“Comp Sci” was one of the hottest majors during the dot-com boom of the late ’90s, but the numbers dropped after the bust of 2001.

Now, despite a strong market for IT professionals and a resurgence in Web millionaires, college students just aren’t interested in studying computing.

Larry Abramson talks to some students and professors to find out why.

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