ERIC Number: ED394392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Peterson's Guide to Colleges for Careers in Computing.
Peterson's Guides, Inc., Princeton, NJ.
This guide contains guidelines for evaluating a career in computing, for selecting a college. The guide profiles undergraduate programs at approximately 1,050 institutions of higher education in the United States. The directory is divided into five main sections. The first section offers guidelines for evaluating a career in computing. It includes a brief essay by a computing professional and an overview of the field including employment opportunities, trends, and descriptions of sample entry- to mid-level jobs. The second section focuses on how to select a college, with suggestions for exploring and evaluating college programs in computing. It includes information on financial aid, the admission process for international students, and internships. The third section contains brief profiles of U.S. undergraduate institutions offering computing programs. This section is organized alphabetically by school and includes institutional name, geographic location, general description of the college, majors offered, and admissions contact. The fourth section is an alphabetical listing of the institutions profiled. Finally, a computer disk provides more in-depth profiles of the schools and their computing programs. Additional information for each school is provided on the disk, such as undergraduate and international student enrollment, expenses, financial aid availability, number of full-time and part-time faculty in the computing program, and average in-the-field work experience of faculty. Users can search for programs on the disk by type of institution, geographic location, majors, and entrance difficulty. (DB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Choice, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Study
Peterson's Guides, 202 Carnegie Center, P.O. Box 2123, Princeton, NJ 08543-2123 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Machine-Readable Data Files
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peterson's Guides, Inc., Princeton, NJ.
Note: Includes a computer disk with expanded directory information for use on PC computers.