How High Tech Industry Salaries Affect Computer Science Department

While Cal Poly mandates that students choose their major before coming to school to give them a head start, that system hasn’t benefited computer science senior Darryl Vo. In order to get classes in the computer science department, crashing was the only option.

“The current system just relies too much on crashing,” Vo said. “You can get your classes, but you are going to have to crash.”

Students have to crash classes because of low faculty retention, Vo said. And the low faculty retention rate is a result of the competitive Silicon Valley salaries, computer science assistant professor Foaad Khosmood said.

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