Public universities are going to be your best bet for data-focused programs in Nevada—UNLV and UNR feature prominently in our listings of NV analytics degrees & certificates. You can choose to focus on data analytics or business analytics.
Research & Career-Building
UNR skews toward the business side of analytics and UNLV skews a little more toward technical research. For instance, UNLV’s DataX Lab is working on projects in big data & bioinformatics while the Lincy Institute runs the public policy-focused Data Hub. UNLV also is home to the UNLV National Supercomputing Institute. UNR offers graduate programs in Statistics and Data Science, but its analytics degrees are housed in the College of Business, which has a number of industry-focused research centers.
Las Vegas is a popular city on the conference circuit, so keep an eye out for big-name industry organizations like INFORMS, PAW, and ACM’s SIGKDD. In addition to attending local analytics meetups, you may also want to bookmark TDWI Las Vegas.