The world is changing – and a technology literate workforce is key to North Dakota’s ability to compete locally and globally.
North Dakota currently has 1,108 open computing jobs (3.7 times the average demand rate in the state).
The average salary for a computing occupation in North Dakota is $70,218, significantly higher than the average salary in the state ($48,130). The existing open jobs alone represent a $77,801,599 opportunity in terms of annual salaries.
Nationally, 93% of parents want their child’s school to teach computer science.
Only 35% of high schools actually teach computer science.
North Dakota had only 117 computer science graduates in 2015, and only 7% were female. Only 96 AP Computer Science exams were taken by high school students in our state in 2017.
Only 10 schools in North Dakota offered an AP Computer Science course in the 2016-2017 school year.