Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 18

Volume 18 Number 3, Pages 303-312

Fall 2007

Information Systems Enrollments: Challenges and Strategies

Mary J. Granger
George Washington University
Washington, D.C. 20052, USA

Geoffrey Dick
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052, USA

Carolyn M. Jacobson
Marymount University
Arlington, VA 22207, USA

Craig Van Slyke
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO 63104, USA

Abstract: Since the late 1990s, enrollments in Information Technology and Information Systems-related academic programs have declined sharply. This paper addresses possible causes of the enrollment decline, and some of the ''myths" regarding careers in IT/IS are dispelled. A number of efforts underway at various universities and professional organizations in the areas of redesigning core curriculum and developing secondary programs are described as well as marketing and promotion approaches. Finally, the authors call for more cooperative and coordinated efforts to address the underlying problems that have led to the current enrollment declines.

Keywords: Enrollments, Information systems, Information technology, Labor market

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Recommended Citation: Granger, M. J., Dick, G., Jacobson, C. M., & Van Slyke, C. (2007). Information Systems Enrollments: Challenges and Strategies. Journal of Information Systems Education, 18(3), 303-312.