Sophie Andrews
Sophie Andrews is the managing editor of the Data section. She is a sophomore from New Jersey studying Math and Computational Sciences and enjoys listening to ABBA songs. Contact her at [email protected]

Diversity in CS: Race and gender among CS majors in 2015 vs 2020

It’s no secret that the tech industry has suffered from a historical lack of racial and gender diversity. And when Stanford’s computer science (CS) department isn’t creating founders of the next Google, Snapchat or Netflix, it’s busy churning out employees for these big tech companies. Given the tech industry’s lack of progress on the issue, this pipeline between Stanford’s CS department and the tech industry highlights the importance of diversity within its students. In this article, we will examine the race and gender demographics of CS majors, and how this breakdown has changed over the past five years.
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