For Women and Minorities, Technology Without Tradition
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Most of the nation’s top computer-science programs seem to be locked in an ongoing struggle to attract women and minorities. But for-profit institutions like Strayer University and the DeVry Institute of Technology are having no such troubles, according to a new report released by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The report finds that many women and minorities are taking “nontraditional” steps to get an IT education — taking classes online or at night, and often doing so well into their careers.