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In a highly technological global landscape, the demand for computer science education has boomed significantly over the past decade. Market research shows that universities across the United States are seeing a growing interest in computer science degrees compared to other engineering fields.
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Observing this soaring in demand, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an estimated 1.8 million new IT jobs by 2018, which equate to a 22 percent jump from today’s market. This, according to experts, is due to the rise of cloud computing, mobile devices, and applications.
However, despite industry needs and high paying jobs awaiting computer science graduates, getting into top program in the field has become fraught with hurdles. Furthermore, according to analysts, the downside to this surge is the increase in applicants, which creates tougher admissions standards within nationwide programs.
Paul Myers, a professor of computer science at Trinity University,
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