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The computer science program at the University of Saskatchewan has seen a dramatic rise in enrolments over the last five years, with enrolments in 2018 rising by more than 400 per cent from the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday.
“We’ve seen a remarkable increase in enrolment in the last few years,” said John Dickson, dean of the School of Computer Science.
More than 20 per cent of students enrolled in the 2019-2020 school year are from outside of Canada, the report says, with almost half from Ontario and one third from British Columbia. “
Our students are coming out of school with very strong interest in this area, and it’s really important for the university to understand the impact that they are having.”
More than 20 per cent of students enrolled in the 2019-2020 school year are from outside of Canada, the report says, with almost half from Ontario and one third from British Columbia.
In contrast, just under 20 per a cent of enrolments from outside Canada were from Ontario.
The overall average year-on-year increase was 20 per per cent, with the most notable increase in the two years leading up to the 2018-2019 school year, when enrolment jumped by more then 100 per cent.
The numbers showed a steady increase over the five years leading to the last academic year, which is when enrolments are up about 1,000 per cent over the same period.
“There’s been an increase in our students’ interest, particularly in the areas of computer science and programming, and we’re excited to see that we’re seeing that trend continue into the future,” said Dickson.
In the 2017-2018 school year there were more than 20,000 computer science students enrolled, up from 16,000 in 2016-2017.
Students also took up a significant number of positions in the computing industry, with a total of nearly 50,000 positions across the University.
There were more people taking computer science in 2017-2019 than in 2016.
For the first time in seven years, there were fewer graduates in the computer science workforce than in the previous two years, said Dyson.
“The number of people coming out the door for computer science is up, it’s a very good sign for the future of Saskatchewan,” said Dean Robert Senn, dean emeritus of the school.
“It’s good for our business community, for our students, for the economy, and so it’s good news.”
Senn said the university is also looking to hire for additional positions in computer science.
The university’s computer science department is the only one in the country with a full-time PhD program.