South Carolina isn’t as data-focused as North Carolina, but you’ll still have plenty of analytics programs to consider. In our listings of SC analytics degrees & certificates, you’ll see a host of familiar faces, including USC. Most of these schools are public universities & colleges, which means South Carolina residents may qualify for in-state tuition rates.
Research & Career-Building
Big universities in South Carolina often have research funding to support their analytics students. For examples, see USC’s Center for Applied Business Analytics and its Risk and Uncertainty Management Center in the Moore School of Business. Be sure to ask about their current industry projects. Over at Clemson, you’ll find a number of Labs & Groups in the School of Computing that are completely focused on analytics & visualizations. Social data lovers should also check out the Social Media Listening Center.
You may be lucky enough to catch one of the big analytics conferences on a visit to Charleston—it’s a popular city on the circuit. But you also have the option to cross the border to attend the Southern Data Science Conference in Atlanta or scores of events in the North Carolina Research Triangle. Within the state, you may wish to investigate the DIG SOUTH Tech Summit and the Charleston Data Science meetup.