Computing Education and Future Jobs: National, State & Congressional District Data

Click on a State or Congressional District for local data. Tips for using the map.

Tips for using the map

  • To get the fullest picture of the relationship between computing education and job opportunities, start with the National view and then click on the states and congressional districts that interest you.
  • From the States view, click on an individual state to view key education and workforce indicators that suggest the supply and demand for computing in that state. Remember that it is important to consider state information alongside the larger national context.
  • From the Congressional Districts view, click on, or search for, individual congressional districts, to see the estimated indicators for that area. Remember that it is important to consider district information alongside the larger state and national context.
  • If you are unsure of your congressional district, you might find the address search tool helpful.
  • Please see Sources/FAQ for more information, as well as the other links on this page for sample ways to use these data.
 
 

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that between 2008 and 2018, 1.4 million computing jobs will have opened in the U.S. If current graduation rates continue, only 61% of these jobs could be filled by U.S. computing degree-earners. When including only computing bachelor’s degrees, this percentage drops to 29% of projected job openings that could be filled. American students need a 21st-century computing education if we want a workforce that is innovative, competitive, and well-employed. However, rigorous computing is seldom taught in our K-12 schools; in fact, it is on the decline in many states. Furthermore, too few students study computing at the college level, and, in many cases, these enrollments also are on the decline.

NCWIT now provides newly gathered data to help you raise awareness and advocate for change. The map above presents education and workforce data at the national, state, and congressional district level. Use this map and the other tools on this site to influence educators, legislators, administrators, parents, and other decision-makers where you live or work.

To look up your district, enter your address into the search area or visit GovTrack.us

Download examples for comparing key data points in influential ways:

These are the best available computing education and workforce indicators to date; however, they do have limitations. They should serve only as a starting point for advocating for CS education and NOT as a way to rank or evaluate specific states and districts. Please see Sources/FAQ for more information.



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