Computer Science, Software Engineering See Enrollment Jumps

November 12, 2013

Iowa State University is reporting a record enrollment of 33,241 students for fall 2013. Enrollment numbers in computer science are also jumping due to wide recognition of the availability of jobs in computing and top salaries for CS majors in a wide variety of industries. Department Chair Johnny Wong reports that enrollment in Computer Science as a major has increased 23% from last fall. Computer Science has 451 majors for fall 2013, up from 247 in fall 2012. The Software Engineering program also jumped 23% from 230 majors in fall 2012 to 283 majors in fall 2013.