U.S. colleges are turning out fewer graduates with information-technology degrees today than they were 10 years ago.
According to a study by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists, the number of computer-related jobs grew 13 percent nationally over the past decade while degrees issued in the field declined 11 percent.
Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, tied the trend to the dot-com bubble and an increase in in-house and nontraditional programs. "The deficit in IT degree completions is concerning," he said.
At the same time, health degrees climbed 112 percent; liberal arts and humanities, 47 percent, and engineering, 37 percent.