The big analytics player in Mississippi is Ole Miss. Skim through the analytics programs in our MS listings and you’ll keep seeing the University of Mississippi before all of the undergraduate & graduate degrees. Mississippi State and UMMC lean more toward data science programs.
Research & Career-Building
If you choose Ole Miss, you’ll be able to take advantage of all the events & resources at the Institute for Data Science. You can ask about the possibility of working in the School of Applied Science (SAS) Analytics Lab or explore the resources in the Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Research (MCSR). Students who are interested in healthcare data should also check out UMMC’s Department of Data Science.
New Orleans may be the closest Southern city for major networking—organizations like INFORMS, IEEE, and PAW often favor Louisiana over Mississippi. However, you could consider the annual Accelerate Conference on Technology Innovation. It attracts a wide range of Mississippi professionals.