Computer science majors. So hot right now.
With tech companies dishing out six-figure salaries to software engineers, it should come as no surprise that college students are all-but-trampling each other to get into computer science classes.
The number of undergraduate computer science majors between 2013 and 2017 has more than doubled.
Colleges are doing everything they can to handle the flood of would-be SDEs, from moving intro-level CS classes to the largest lecture halls on campus, to literally letting fate decide whether or not a student gets a spot.
But crowded classes and endless waitlists are just symptoms of the larger problem -- a shortage of qualified professors.