Computer science degree has long been considered the most important career path for graduates.
A computer science major at one of the most prestigious universities in the world can lead to a rewarding career, and even moreso, a successful one.
However, the number of computer science graduates in the U.S. has decreased over the past few decades.
For some, the trend is more concerning than others.
According to a study released by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), a think tank, the proportion of computer scientists who have graduated from an accredited institution dropped from 43% in 1998 to 32% in 2016.
What this means is that the percentage of graduates with a computer science bachelor’s degree has been declining over the last five years, and the number who have achieved a master’s degree is increasing.
According to the study, the percentage who have completed a bachelor’s or master’s in computer science has decreased from 36% in 2000 to 26% in 2015.
The trend is still being tracked, however, and according to a report by the University of Toronto’s Center for Computing, Information Systems and Networking (CCISN), there is no sign of it slowing down anytime soon.
CCISN researchers compared data from U.K. universities with data from the U,S.
They found that the proportion who had graduated from a computer sciences bachelor’s program has declined from 33% in 1999 to 26.5% in 2014.
The study also found that in the last year, the average student who has a computer degree earned less than $100,000.
This makes a student with a bachelor degree an “economically insecure” student who is likely to leave school without a job, the researchers wrote.
The study, however “did not identify the reason for the decline in computer sciences degrees over the next five years,” the report states.
“The drop in the number is probably due to the fact that students are more likely to get a computer education as part of their overall education plan, and also because students are getting increasingly computer literate, which leads to a higher degree of computing skills.”
According to CCSN, the report does not indicate which of the two reasons is causing the decline.
However it points out that while the number may be declining, computer science programs are still popular, and students are graduating from them.
However there are also “other reasons for the trend,” the authors said.
“While the percentage decline in the computer science program has been fairly constant, the overall trend of increasing computer science enrollment has not been as steady.”
The researchers, however say that there is a clear need for a more diverse, and inclusive, curriculum for students.
They also say that computer science can be used to enhance skills and skillsets, rather than just a credential that is tied to specific majors or areas of study.
Computer science is currently one of two STEM fields, the other being engineering, which is in the STEM area.
In a way, computer sciences is an apt title for a STEM course, according to the report.
“Computer science can help students develop an understanding of how the brain works and the physical and computational processes that go into building it,” it says.
“It also provides a great way to teach students about their role in society.”
The report also notes that the number and percentage of computer sciences students has grown rapidly since the 1990s.
It points out the trend shows no sign that the U in 2020 will be a computer-science superpower, but instead that it will be “one of the few STEM areas with a growing number of graduates.”