Vol.13, No.2, May 2024.                                                                                                                                                                               ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Key Determinants Influencing Computer Science Undergraduates in Fee-Levying Higher Education Institute Choices in Sri Lanka


Gangani Chamarie Wickramasinghe, Lubna Ali Mohammed, Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Dhanapala


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Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 1708-1717, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM132-84, May 2024.


Received: 21 January 2024.

Revised:   03 April 2023.
Accepted: 10 May 2024.
Published: 28 May 2024.




The increase in student enrolments in computer science (CS) degrees in Sri Lanka has intensified competition among fee-levying higher education institutes (FHEIs). However, FHEIs allocate resources to enrolment strategies without identifying student requirements. This research intends to determine the influences impacting students’ choice of an FHEI when pursuing CS-related programmes. 35 factors under the categories- students’ internal characteristics, institute-related factors, external individuals, and communication methods were considered. The results revealed that external individuals have no positive impact on students’ choice of an FHEI whereas the other three factors do. FHEIs can benefit from these results by developing strategies to attract students and maximise enrolment.


Keywords –University choice factors, computer science majors, fee-levying higher education institutes, Sri Lankan undergraduates.



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