A new study was published by Network World this week, produced by the Computing Research Association stating enrollment in computer science (CS) majors at US universities was up 8.1% in 2008. Some of the better known technical universties, such as Carnegie Mellon University stated CS applications were up 11% over the prior year.
In both information technology and computer sciences fields unemployment is listed nationwide at 1.6%, which Network World believes is considered "beyond full employment..."
This is great news for a number of reasons. With the number of CS students increasing, it will drive additional skills in mathematics and hopefully software development. We need those skills to have a strong core of workers ready to bring the US into a strong or even dominant role in emerging technolgies such as cloud computing.