Computing Education and Future Jobs: National, State & Congressional District Data
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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:
- Sample United States National Graphic with 2022 Projections
- Sample State of California Graphic with 2022 Projections
- Sample United States National Graphic with 2020 Projections
- Sample United States National Graphic with 2018 Projections
- Sample State and Congressional District Graphics with 2018 Projections
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.
- Moving Beyond Computer Literacy: Why Schools Should Teach Computer Science
- Why Should Young Women Consider a Career in IT?
- NCWIT By the Numbers (PDF)
- ACM/CSTA Report, Running on Empty
- Computing in the Core
- Computer Science Education Week
- CS Principles: Redesigning the CS AP Test
- The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Meeting Information