ERIC Number: ED209974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Computer Manpower--Supply and Demand--by States.
Hamblen, John W.
Based on a 1974 survey of over 1500 higher education institutions, data are presented that project professional computer manpower availability. Statistics for 1966 to 1979 are provided on associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs in computer science, data processing, information science, etc.; majors enrolled; numbers of degree programs and graduates in computer fields; estimates of manpower produced by postsecondary vocational education institutions; estimated distribution of computer staff by level of education desired for replacements (overall and by state) and of computer installations by state; estimated manpower utilization by academic departments for programs in computer science, and by computer centers in U.S. colleges and universities; and computer manpower needs and estimated production by postsecondary institutions by state. Large numbers of personnel are shown to have been able to enter the computer manpower pool in the past with little training. It is noted that large amounts of federal and state funds were poured into the vocational and two-year programs, but that there should be a weeding out of the weakest postsecondary programs. Secondary schools should provide enough computer education so that the student can learn to live comfortably in a computer-assisted environment and also to judge whether they wish to pursue a postsecondary program of study. The names of institutions reporting the offer of degree programs are appended, including the name of the degree program, the department name, majors enrolled, and graduates for 1976-1977. (CC)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Computer Science Education, Data Processing, Demand Occupations, Doctoral Programs, Geographic Distribution, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Information Science, Labor Force Development, Masters Programs, Postsecondary Education, Professional Education, Statistical Analysis, Vocational Education
Information Systems Consultants, R.R.1, Box 256A, St. James, MO 65559 (price varies).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Opinion Papers
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Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print.