Computer Science Enrollment Increases


The number of students enrolled in computer science classes in the 2018-2019 school year is 8,044, a 30 percent increase over the 2017-2018 term, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced in a news conference Wednesday.

Director of Computer Science Education Anthony Owen joined the governor in the Governor’s Conference Room for the announcement.

“This dramatic increase in enrollment confirms my confidence that Arkansans would embrace my initiative to promote computer science education,” Governor Hutchinson said. “Students understand that a solid foundation in coding will lead to good paying jobs. Since I took office in 2015, the initiative has moved Arkansas to the front of the pack nationally. We are strengthening our workforce, which sharpens our competitive edge in recruiting industry. As we successfully recruit new companies, we retain more of our homegrown talent.”    MORE

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