Washington is a first-class choice for an analytics education. Some of the best universities in the state offer degrees & certificates in this field—explore our listings of WA analytics programs to learn all about them! You can choose to apply to top-tier public research universities, local community colleges, or well-known private schools. With certain programs, you may even be able to study 100% online.
Research & Career-Building
Once you have a few universities in mind, find out if they’re doing anything interesting in the realm of research & industry. For example, UW is a juggernaut in the world of data. It runs the eScience Institute and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). It’s one of only three host institutions for the West Big Data Innovation Hub and it is funding scores of data science research projects in the Allen School. WSU has a Data Analytics Mentorship Program that can connect you to current industry professionals and UW Tacoma has an active Center for Business Analytics (CBA) with multiple industry & community partnership projects in progress. Check out its Analytics Innovations Hub (AI Hub).
Seattle will offer you a smorgasbord of networking & meetup opportunities. Prestigious analytics & data science conferences often visit the city and many organizations have their own local chapters (e.g. IEEE Seattle, WiDS Puget Sound, INFORMS Pacific Northwest, etc.). You can investigate university opportunities like UW’s Summer Institute for Statistics in Big Data (SISBID) and eScience Institute events (e.g. Northwest Data Science Summit). Or bookmark the PASS Data Community Summit, which takes place each year in Seattle.