Computer training schools are facing a massive financial crisis.
But that’s only because they aren’t paying their students.
That’s according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, which found that of the $1.2 billion in student loan payments that were received by computer science programs last year, only $250 million were paid to students who earned at least a bachelor’s degree.
The $250-million shortfall is more than double the $5.3 billion in total student loan funding received by the country’s other high-performing high schools.
The WSJ report also found that while computer training programs were responsible for nearly half of the nation’s computer-science graduates in the past three years, only 36 percent of those graduates earned their degrees in computer science.
That’s a big difference, as the WSJ notes, given that the top 10 computer science training programs have nearly a third of the country graduating with degrees in computing.
According to the WSJD, computer training has been growing steadily since the late 1990s.
It now has more than 7 million students in over 30,000 schools.
In the past decade, computer-based courses have become increasingly popular, with more than 100 million people enrolled in such programs in the United States alone.
But the WSJB report notes that while the number of students enrolled in computer-intensive courses grew from about 9.5 million in 2009 to 15.6 million in 2013, the number enrolled in general education programs has fallen by almost 1 million since then.
The Wall Street Review notes that the decline in enrollment in computer training may be the result of fewer and fewer students choosing to take computer-related courses, particularly when it comes to computer-programming courses.
In a statement, a representative from the Computer Training Association said that the “accreditation process is an excellent tool to help guide the hiring and retention of qualified candidates for computer training positions, as well as to provide valuable insight into how to improve training practices in the industry.”
“While we recognize that there are many variables that must be accounted for when it come to training students in the field of computer science, we believe that the accreditation process provides valuable insight to the industry and the government as to the best way to educate students,” the statement said.