National Center for Women & Information Technology

Consulting to increase women’s bachelors degrees in computer science


In 2012, only 18% of Computer and Information Sciences BS recipients were women. To reach gender parity in the computing workforce by 2024, and to meet projected national workforce demands, it is necessary to aggressively improve this number.


NCWIT Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs provides customized consultation and resources to undergraduate computing departments for implementing systemic change to increase enrollment and retention of women in Computer and Information Sciences.


With a $1,500,000 grant, NCWIT is expanding the reach of strategic recruitment and retention consulting services to a total of more than 80 departments. It will additionally create and promote a recognition program to celebrate and reward past and present departments for excellence in recruiting and retaining women in computing education.

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