Friday, November 25, 2011

Hottest major on campus? Computer science [Network World]

Interesting to contrast this article (via ACM TechNews) with China to Cancel College Majors That Don’t Pay

The nation's best undergraduate computer science programs are bracing for a record number of applications this fall, as more high school seniors are lured by plentiful jobs, six-figure starting salaries and a hipster image fostered by the likes of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.

Early admissions are piling up at elite tech schools, including Carnegie Mellon University, Harvey Mudd College and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - all of whose undergraduate computer science and engineering programs are rated tops by U.S. News & World Report, the de facto college ranking in the United States.

Hottest major on campus? Computer science

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