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April 1, 2001

UMBC Leads All Public Research Universities in Production of Information Technology Bachelor

Baltimore, Md. - According to National Department of Education data, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) leads all other public research universities in production of bachelor's degrees in Information Technology.

In 1997, the most recent year for which data is available, UMBC produced 282 bachelor's degrees in computer science. The University of Texas at Austin was the next closest in its class with 230 degrees awarded.

UMBC also led in the production of information technology bachelors degrees for women with 92, followed closely by the University of San Francisco with 83 bachelor's degrees.

The data is derived from the most recent degree totals reported in the IntegratedPostsecondary Education Data System survey (IPEDS) which is administered by the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

The survey combines Computer Science and Information Systems degrees into a single category referred to as Computer Science.

The data can be generated online through theNSF's WebCASPARdatabase.

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Posted by dwinds1 at April 1, 2001 12:00 AM