The real trick in choosing a Texas analytics program is sorting through all of the options! Skim through our listings of TX analytics degrees & certificates and you’ll see everything from AAS degrees to MBAs in Business Analytics. In the Lone Star State, you can choose to apply to a prestigious public research university, a Christian school, or a local community college. Or you can opt to study online from the comfort of home.
Research & Career-Building
Boggled by the possibilities? Start by asking the university about its analytics research initiatives & industry partnerships. For example, UT Austin has an outstanding track record in data science—it runs the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC)—and its McCombs School of Business has its own Center for Analytics and Transformative Technologies (CATT). Employers will know the name.
But it’s not the only player in town! UTT is running a Data Analytics Lab with research interests in health informatics, sports analytics, and textual/financial prediction. SMU opened a Data Science Institute (DSI) in 2020 and UTSA launched a School of Data Science (SDS) in 2023. Rice has the Ken Kennedy Institute and UH has the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute (HPE DSI). And TAMU has created the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS), with traineeship programs, workshops, and competitions.
You won’t have any trouble networking in Texas—major data science & analytics conferences often visit Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, or Austin throughout the year. You may also wish to bookmark homegrown events such as Data Day Texas, Ken Kennedy Institute’s Data Science Conferences, and CATT’s Analytics Summit at UT Austin. In fact, most of the institutes we mentioned above organize a marvelous spectrum of events & learning experiences.