Dearth of Computer-Science Ph.D.'s Heralds Shortage of Professors

Colleges may face a shortage of applicants for faculty positions in computer science and computer engineering because too few students are graduating with doctorates in the fields.

In a report released last month, the Computing Research Association said that about 880 doctoral degrees in computer science and computer engineering were awarded by universities in the United States in 2000, the lowest figure in the past 10 years and down from about 950 in