Public Workshop on the Growth of Computer Science Undergraduate Enrollments

On Monday, August 15, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold a public Workshop on the Growth of Computer Science Undergraduate Enrollments.

This workshop is being convened as an information-gathering session of the Academies’ Study on the Growth of Computer Science Undergraduate Enrollments sponsored by the National Science Foundation and co-chaired by Susanne Hambrusch, professor of computer science at Purdue University, and Jared Cohon, president emeritus of Carnegie Mellon University.

The study committee is charged with identifying 1) drivers of recent increases in enrollments in computing courses and future enrollments prospects, 2) institutional strategies for responding to enrollment demands, and 3) the associated implications and opportunities for diversity in the computing disciplines. The study will yield a report containing findings and recommendations, which will be published by the National Academies Press.

The workshop will include discussions with invited experts around themes of importance to the study, including the current importance of computing to a range of fields, computing workforce trends, impacts of enrollment management on diversity, and the role and future of computing in universities.

This workshop is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please register here.

The study committee welcomes additional input (especially that which is data-driven). Computer science, computer engineering, and information science enrollments are all of interest. Comments may be sent to:

If you have questions about this activity, please contact Emily Grumbling (