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What does IT Diversity look like at Duke?



Why Diversify IT?

  • By 2022 there will be more than 1.2 Million jobs in the U.S. that require computer science and programming skills, but only 480,000 computer science graduates to fill those jobs, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • By 2020 females aged 25-44 are predicted to be the second largest group in our workforce. In total, females are 57% of US workers, according to the US Census in 2013 (assumed both facts were from US Census 2013).
  • In 2014 at Carnegie Mellon University the incoming computer science class was 40% female. Additionally, UC Berkeley’s female computer science majors outnumbered the males for the first time since 1993. 

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