Started Aug 17, 2021 11:00AM UTC   •   Closing Apr 01, 2022 11:00PM UTC

How will the percentage of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) computer science graduates whose first job is at a company that has a contract with DoD change over the next three years?

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Context. According to U.S. News and World Reports, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has the best computer science graduate program in the United States.

Data and resolution details. This question resolves based on data from CMU's First Destination Outcomes dashboard. It includes all graduates of CMU's computer science department—undergraduate and graduate—whose first job upon graduation is at a for-profit company. A company qualifies as having a DoD contract if its parent or any subsidiary has received a DoD contract—prime or sub—in the two previous calendar years. 

The quantity being forecasted is the number of computer science graduates who go to a company with a DoD contract after graudating as a percentage of the number of computer science graduates who go to a for-profit company after graduating. 

New data is released December/January annually.

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The historical data underlying the graph is here.

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Current Crowd Forecast

Time Period Forecast
2021 43.85
2022 44.46
2023 44.62

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