CS PhD production up 26% in North America

June 12th, 2007

The Computing Research Association reports that CS PhD production in the US and Canada jumped 26% last year.

According to CRA’s Taulbee Survey, the number of doctorates granted by CS and CE departments in the US and Canada increased 26% between academic year 2005 and 2006, to 1,499. This is the third year of strong growth in degree production. Even more doctorates are likely to be granted in 2007: the number of students who passed their thesis candidacy exams increased 19% from the previous year. Further along, there are some signs that the growth in production will ease.

CRA’s Taulbee Survey is *the* source for data on the enrollment, production, and employment of CS and CE students and also salary and demographic data for CS/CE faculty in North America.