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Department of Computer Science

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The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) assessment criteria are based on the principles of total quality management and continuous improvement. This assessment-accreditation process requires that each program’s mission be consistent with the institutional mission. The mission must be translated into specific program educational objectives and student outcomes that are expected as a result of the educational process. The student outcomes should be measurable, and both objectives and outcomes must be assessed regularly. The results of outcome assessments are used as feedback to make program improvements, and a quality assurance and management process is in place to achieve success.

The computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

The computer science program educational objectives are to produce graduates who 

  • ethically apply theoretical and technical computer science or information systems knowledge to analyze, design, implement, test, and maintain high-quality computing-based solutions;
  • work in teams and communicate effectively as a member of the computing profession or a graduate student; and
  • contribute to our regional economy and beyond as productive and successful professionals in computing or information systems. 

Student Outcomes
Graduates of computer science programs will have 

  • the ability to analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions;
  • the ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline;
  • the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts;
  • the ability to recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles;
  • the ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline; and 
  • the ability to apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Program Enrollment and Graduation

Academic Year Fall Enrollment Degrees Earned
2021–22 295 35
2020–21 265 40
2019–20 289 29
2018–19 267 34
2017–18 227 20
2016–17 220 22
2015–16 229 25
2014–15 226 22
2013–14 197 19
2012–13 202 12
2011–12 186


2010–11 177 7

Enrollment and graduation data for all programs offered by the Department of Computer Science is taken from Purdue Fort Wayne’s Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.