For mysef, Computer Science has always been hot and cool! I thank my lucky stars every day for having moved from Aeronautical Engineering to Computer Science when I was a freshman at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I have completely enjoyed my degree or my career.
According to the results of a recent Taulbee Survey put out by the Computing Research Association (CRA), the number of Computer Science undergraduates rose 8.1% in 2008. The total enrollment in computer science classes also increased by 6.2%.
The summary report, "Computing Degree and Enrollment Trends, From the 2007-2008 CRA Taulbee Survey" by Stuart Zweben, Computing Research Association, 1100 17th St. Suite 507 Washington, DC. 20036 http://cra.org has the subtext, "Undergraduate Enrollment in Computer Science Trends Higher;
Doctoral Production Continues at Peak Levels".
The survey is named after Orrin E. Taulbee, University of Pittsburgh, who conducted these surveys from 1974-1984 for the Computer Science Board (the predecessor organization to the Computing Research Association).
The Summary Report (the complete report will be available in May)