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High demand for programming skills results in more continuing education

Engineering and Computer Science students comprise nearly 20% of all newly matriculated students

June 04, 2019
  • According to statistics that the University of California System collects on their students, Engineering and Computer Science students comprise nearly 20% of all newly matriculated students across all of their degree programs. This share is larger in graduate and doctoral programs, where students from other disciplines are also obtaining data science and programming skills.
  • Nearly half of the top 25 hard skills companies need most in 2019 are related to data science and programming, according to a study by Linkedin.
  • This trend contributes to the continued increase in labor costs across the board as workers are investing more time and money to enhance their skillset.

    Source: Linkedin Learning, University of California

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