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Friday, August 02, 2019

Computer science undergraduates most likely to drop out | Computer Weekly - TechTarget

Computer science degrees account for the largest proportion of students who drop out before completion, writes Karl Flinders, Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly - TechTarget.

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Computer science degrees have the highest number of students dropping out, according to the latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa).

The most recent figures available from Hesa, which cover the year 2016/17, show that 9.8% of computer science undergraduates dropped out before completing their degree.

Business and administrative studies saw the second highest dropout rate, at 7.4%. Engineering and technology degrees were the equal third most dropped out of, along with creative and arts, and mass communications and documentation, all at 7.2%...

The problem for the computer industry in the UK goes deeper, with a recent study by the University of Roehampton revealing the number of hours spent teaching computing and ICT subjects in secondary schools dropped by 36% between 2012 and 2017.

Source: Computer Weekly - TechTarget