The tech industry’s financial problems are enough to bankrupt the dreams of some fair-weather students. But now there’s another consequence of the tech bust: Enrollment growth in undergraduate computer science departments has come to a halt.
The number of undergraduates majoring in computer science fell 1 percent in 2001, according to a report by the Computing Research Association. And educators in the field say the trend seems to be accelerating, with some colleges seeing much greater drops as the new academic year begins. More here.