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Silicon School


Utah’s reputation as a tech hub is thanks in no small part to the computer science innovations coming from the U—aka one of the four universities that helped birth the Internet. As the state’s tech industry booms, the nationally ranked Kahlert School of Computing is matching pace to provide more graduates for the workforce. The fast-growing school is about to hit lightning speed thanks to two major donations: $15 million from the Kahlert Foundation and a $15 million lead gift from John and Marcia Price for a new computer science building. Take a look at the School of Computing’s major impact on Utah’s tech industry.

Almost

3 in 1

first-year engineering students major in computer science

In 2020, Utah’s computer science workforce generated

63,210 jobs

with an average wage of

$89,500

and some of the state’s highest wages for women and people of color

571

computer science graduates in 2020

An estimated

3,200

students enrolled after new building opens

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