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Technology Va. colleges get millions to boost computer science grads

18:50  08 november  2019
18:50  08 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

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As part of Virginia 's deal with Amazon, Virginia Tech, Radford University and nine other schools will get hundreds of millions of dollars from the state over the next decades to boost the number of computer science graduates .

Dartmouth College computer science graduates receive 34.4% more than the standard compsci grad . Students who like a more relaxed life will Graduates from the Computer Science major at Case Western Reserve University get 32.1% more than the standard college graduate in this field.

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Several colleges and universities in Virginia will receive millions of dollars from the state to increase computer science graduate numbers as part of a deal with Amazon.

Gov. Ralph Northam told The Roanoke Times on Thursday that the state will partner with 11 schools for the Tech Talent Investment Program. The program was part of Virginia's efforts to entice Amazon to build its second headquarters in Arlington.

Virginia Tech will receive $545 million. The school is expected to produce about 5,900 undergraduates and almost 10,300 graduate students with degrees in or related to computer science.

Tech's forthcoming Innovation Campus was an essential part of Virginia winning the bid for the online retailer's second headquarters. The company pledged to create 40,000 high paying jobs in exchange for $750 million in state tax incentives.

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