Tag Archive: CERP Infographics

These infographics are brought to you by the CRA’s Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP). CERP provides social science research and comparative evaluation for the computing community. To learn more about CERP, visit our website.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (CNS-1246649; DUE-1431112). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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Freshman Experienced the Highest Decline in Frequency of Interactions with Classmates Outside of Class During COVID Pandemic


Data from the CRA Data Buddies Survey (DBS) 2019, 2020, and 2021, indicates that students interacted with their classmates outside of the lectures less frequently after the COVID pandemic and the change was more drastic for students who were earlier on in their academic program.

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Rates of Participation in K-12 Outreach Vary Among Undergraduates in Computing


CRA’s Data Buddies Survey 2021 data indicate that 16% of undergraduates in computing fields have been involved in K-12 outreach during their degree program. Participation rates across different racial and ethnic groups varied. Within racial/ethnic groups, participation rates also varied as a function of gender identity. 

Responses of Academic Units in Public and Private Institutions to Increasing Enrollments in Computing


Using data from the new Policies and Data Practices Survey, this analysis looks at the actions higher education institutions took to address increasing enrollments. Academic units in private institutions were significantly less likely to tighten their admission/enrollment requirements and to advise less successful students to consider other majors compared to those in public institutions.

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Although Most Computer Science Doctoral Students Earned Their Undergraduate Degree in a Computing Field, One Quarter Earned Their Degree in Another Field


CERP examined the undergraduate degree earned by students seeking a doctoral degree in computer science. Results indicate 41% of computer science doctoral students earned their undergraduate degree in computer science, followed by 26% earning their undergraduate degree in a computing-related engineering field.