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Women CS Graduates Surpass Record Set 17 Years Ago


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Young women graduating from the Western Washington University College of Science & Engineering in computer science in Spring 2019.

The number of female graduates in university computer science has surpassed the 2003 peak, and looks poised to continue breaking records.

Credit: cse.wwu.edu

Seventeen years ago, the number of female students graduating with bachelor's degrees in computer science peaked before heading into almost a decade of decline. Although total graduates recently caught up to the 2003 peak, the number of women graduating with CS degrees remained low.

But in a new milestone, the number of female graduates in university computer science has surpassed the 2003 peak, and looks poised to continue breaking records.

While promising, the data tells two very different stories — the individual students are breaking records, and meanwhile the percentages are still dismally far behind balanced representation.

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