Australian IT Enrollment Trends and Model of Contributing Factors

Australian IT Enrollment Trends and Model of Contributing Factors

Catherine Lang (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia) and Judy McKay (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-815-4.ch009
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Abstract

Australia, like other western nations, is experiencing a downturn in overall enrollments in higher education information technology (IT) degree courses as well as in the proportion of females selecting these courses. The percentage of women enrolled at a university in Australia, as a proportion of all enrolments, has increased steadily over the last decade from 52% of the total student body in 1993, to 54% in 2003 (DEST, 2004). This increasing number of females on campus is not reflected in IT degree course enrollments, where the number of female commencing students is steadily declining.

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