FACTORS IN THE SUCCESS OF FEMALE COMPUTING MAJORS IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Melanie Williamson
Historically, the role of women in computing changes over time as does their presence in the field. In 1985, 37% of computer science bachelor’s degree recipients were women, but in recent years, that number has decreased and currently holds at, around, 18%. Using a mixed methods approach, the study looked at the success of women enrolled in a computing degree program at a community college and the impact that self-efficacy, involvement in academic support opportunities,...
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