The New York Times reports that, for the first time in six years, enrollment in computer science programs in the United States increased last year, according to an annual report that tracks trends in the academic discipline. The revival is significant, according to computer scientists and industry executives, who have pointed to declining numbers of science and engineering students as a warning about the nation's weakening ability to compete in the global economy. The number of majors and pre-majors in American computer science programs was up 6.2 percent from 2007, according to the Taulbee Survey, an annual survey conducted by...

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