Colleges that offer a cybersecurity degree are far more likely to graduate graduates than those that do not, according to a new survey by the Association for Computing Machinery.
The survey found that only 13% of U.S. colleges offer a major in cybersecurity and only 13.4% offer a degree in computer science and engineering.
The next most popular major was computer science, at 8.9%.
In comparison, the average graduation rate of graduates of UACs programs was 67.4%.
The UAC survey, published on Tuesday, found that students with a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity were more likely than students without a degree to get jobs in the technology and internet sectors, as well as to have a bachelor of science degree.
Among the top 10 most-studied cybersecurity programs, the top-rated ones are the University of California-Davis, which is one of the top 25 programs nationally, and Cornell University, which ranks sixth.
The study also looked at the graduation rates of cybersecurity graduates in the U.K., Canada, Germany, Japan and the United States.
UAC President and CEO Tom Dolan said the survey shows that a cyber security degree can have a huge impact on a career.
“It’s a major asset that helps to bridge the digital divide.
It also provides valuable skills for a job market that is so competitive,” Dolan told RTE.”
There is a tremendous need in the industry and it is also a major area of concern to governments.
There is a need to provide cybersecurity training to all levels of government.”
A major hurdle for cyber security graduates in this country, Dolan added, is a lack of awareness about the skills and the knowledge that are required.
“In many ways the job market for cybersecurity is still in its infancy.
This is the reason why I think it is so important to have an education that is readily accessible,” Dola said.
The Association for Computer Machinery surveyed more than 2,400 students across 28 schools across the country, and it found that just over one-third of students had at least one cybersecurity course.
The majority of cybersecurity graduates are women, but there are some notable differences, Dola pointed out.
“It is a diverse group of students and the diversity is reflected in the graduates’ experience and knowledge of the field.”
He also said that UAC is the only association of its kind to survey its members to see what their opinions were about cybersecurity.
“Our survey shows a large number of students are taking advantage of their cyber skills, particularly as a career option,” Dameron said.