Factors Impacting Enrollment in Information Systems Programs

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Issues in Information Systems




The recent history of declining enrollments has overwhelmed the Information Systems field in institutions of higher education. This trend is mainly alarming in light of the recent growing demand for employees to fill Information Technology related jobs. Students are considering many factors when choosing a filed of study including employability. Information Systems has always been an attractive field of study and a popular choice of students. However, there is no consistency in the name of the department offering Information systems degree among institutions of higher education. This lack of consistency can be misleading as what Information Systems is and has to offer. The primary purpose of this study is to examine if there is a relationship between the name of department offering Information Systems program and enrollment. This relationship is further investigated based on location of the institution, program accreditation, size, and the institution being public or private.