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According to new research conducted by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, IT undergrads in the US are more skilled compared to their counterparts in China, India, and Russia. So, are STEM programs in US so good as research says? The Typical Student team learned more about the quality of IT education in US.
Computer Science Programs in US: Key Takeaways
Here are the key findings of the new research on computer science programs in different countries:
Researchers Comment On The Results
Prashant Loyalka, a center research fellow at the Rural Education Action Program in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University commented on the results of research as follows: "There is this sense in the public that the high quality of STEM programs in the United States is driven by its international students. Our data show that’s not the case. The results hold if we only consider domestic students in the US.”
Is there any correlation between gender and skills of computer science students in the US?
Male students scored insignificantly higher compared to female students in each of the four countries:
"The difference between men and women is there in every country, but the gaps are modest compared to the gaps we see between countries and elite and non-elite institutions."
The researchers intend to continue to study the skills of students in science, technology, engineering, and math fields in different countries.
Next, they are going to examine the "relationship between skills developed in college and labor market outcomes." And, one more goal of the research team is to distinguish the driving differences in the performance among countries.
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