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A historical/statistical review shows the total number of bachelor, master and doctoral programs in computer science and computer engineering in Mexico as reflected in the statistical reports of the National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education (ANUIES) between the years 1971 and 2001. In Mexico, there is a great problem with the name of computer science and computer engineering education programs with at least eighty-four different names. For this reason, it was necessary to classify the programs in four profiles, according to the National Association of Institutions of Education in Computation (ANIEI). These profiles reflect the number of Mexican professionals per state and principle cities. An ANIEI rating of successful conclusions has been included for bachelor programs. Using these ratings, a prognosis is made for successful termination of studies for the entire country, including states and principle cities, until the year 2005. This leads the writers of the article to an analysis regarding the favorable regions for software development. Finally, a review of curriculum content for computer science and computer engineering education in Mexico is made, along with the level of competencies achieved.