Gender imbalances in computer science at the University of the Witwatersrand

V.C. Galpin and I.D. Sanders

ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 25(4):2-4, December 1993.

This paper presents figures which describe the current situation with respect to male and female entry, persistence and success rates in Computer Science at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). The figures indicate that the situation at Wits is similar to that observed at universities in other countries where only a small number of the students are women. The figures also show that persistence and success rates for men and women are comparable. The paper ends by discussing our ideas for the next stage of this research - an attitudinal survey directed at new first year science students at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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