This piece was last updated on Oct 6 7:00 pm PT. For more recent tracking of COVID at Stanford, please visit this article. The data for this article can be found on the Stanford Open Data Portal. With reports of COVID-19 cases spiking for dozens of institutions as students return to campus, all eyes have…
It’s no secret that the tech industry has suffered from a historical lack of racial and gender diversity. And when Stanford’s computer science (CS) department isn’t creating founders of the next Google, Snapchat or Netflix, it’s busy churning out employees for these big tech companies. Given the tech industry’s lack of progress on the issue, this pipeline between Stanford’s CS department and the tech industry highlights the importance of diversity within its students. In this article, we will examine the race and gender demographics of CS majors, and how this breakdown has changed over the past five years.
In this article, we will take a look at Stanford’s highest rated courses within and across departments. The data on course ratings in this article was provided by FastCourses.org, and it is the same set of ratings found on the Carta website.
Recently, we looked at the trends in Stanford majors over the 2010s. In this article, we will see how trends in majors at Stanford compare to trends at Yale, Princeton, Harvard and MIT over the past decade.
In this time of uncertainty, we at The Stanford Daily Data Team want to take a step back and look at the more gradual changes that took place in the University community over the previous decade.