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Our Purpose

Why Invest in Computer Science Education?

Computer science drives job growth and innovation throughout our economy and society.

Computer occupations are the number one source of all new wages in the U.S. and make up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in STEM fields, making computer science one of the most in-demand college degrees. Computing is used in virtually every professional field. But computer science is marginalized throughout the education system. Fewer than half of U.S. schools offer any computer science courses and only eight percent of STEM graduates study it.

As we prepare our students for the evolving demands of today's workforce, computer science education is critical to better prepare our students for future success. We must improve access for all students, especially groups who have traditionally been underrepresented.

Computer Science Stats

Computer Science Compared Nationwide

West Virginia is only:

1 of 39 States to Implement K-12 Computer Science Standards.
1 of 51 States* to Count CS Toward Math or Science Requirements.
* plus Washington, DC

Available Careers

West Virginia has:

Open Computing Jobs
5.2 x the State Average Demand Rate of any other Field.

Average Salary

West Virginia Makes:

All Fields Combined
Computing Fields Alone

Computer Science

2019 Graduates in West Virginia:

198 Total in
Computer Science
Were Women
Were Men

West Virginia High School Students

AP® Computer Science Exams in 2020:

Hispanic or Latino
Native American or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Advanced Placement Exams

Computer Science falls dead last

Schools in WV offered the AP® Computer Science course in 2019-2020.
2018 University Graduates Prepared to Teach Computer Science in West Virginia
The data above is taken from the West Virginia Fact Sheet (PDF). If you are unable to access this document, please email and we will provide another version of the document to you.