Wall Street Journal ranks Carnegie Mellon top school in Computer Science

Published October 10th, 2010 - 01:05 GMT

In a new education ranking series released by the Wall Street Journal, Carnegie Mellon ranks first among U.S. schools in Computer Science. In the survey of nearly 500 top recruiters, Carnegie Mellon was selected as the university most likely to help students secure a job in the field of computer science, outranking all other strong computer science programs including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The recruiters surveyed represented some of the largest public and private companies, non-profit organizations and federal agencies.

In deciding to include computer science as a category, the WSJ considered career paths and jobs that were poised for growth, are well-paid, offer opportunity for advancement and offer high levels of satisfaction. Given the increasingly wide reach of computer science and technology in our daily and professional lives, careers in the field are expected to grow significantly, and talented graduates in this field will be sought after for decades to come.

G. Richard Tucker, interim dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, welcomed the news, saying he was pleased that the university had been recognized for its excellence in the area of computer science education. "Computer science is one of the most important academic fields at present, and certainly will gain importance in the future. We are proud to be recognized by the Wall Street Journal for our accomplishments in this discipline," he said. "Here at the Doha campus, we provide our students with the same high quality education as we do at our home institution in Pittsburgh, and through the hard work of our staff and faculty, and the commitment of our students, we have become a regional pioneer for computer science education."
Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science (SCS) is a premier institution for computer science research and education. The faculty are renowned researchers and academics, developing new methods and technologies, which have a significant impact across a wide variety of fields. Graduates of SCS make significant contributions to advancements in the fields of robotics, natural language programming, computational biology through research as well as innovative technological developments. Graduates secure jobs in various fields including business, medicine, science, engineering and the arts, both in the public and private sectors.

In Doha, the School of Computer Science offers an undergraduate degree in computer science. In addition to teaching courses on the Doha campus according to the same rigorous curriculum used at the Pittsburgh campus, the SCS faculty conduct their own cutting edge research. These efforts unite the standards among the two campuses, and ensure that Computer Science in Doha is the leader in its field in the region. 

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