Computer Science students are less likely to complete their course in the subject than any others, according to HESA figures for the UK published by The Tab.

Nearly 1 in 10 students on Computer Science courses fail to complete their degrees, compared to just 1.5% of students enrolled on medical, dentistry or veterinary courses.

Why are CompSci students getting cold feet?

Computer Science is a growing area of study, with the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution creating plenty of job opportunities. However, in a follow-up survey by The Knowledge Academy, the main reasons cited by students for dropping out were insufficient value for money, a lack of practical skills, and not enjoying the course.

Male students – who have historically had higher drop-out rates – outnumber female students in the discipline by more than 5 to 1.

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