EUGENE, Ore., March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 50 Best Online Big Data Degrees for 2017.
Schools are quickly mobilizing to create highly specific programs tailored to the growing need for professionals who know how to wrangle terabytes of information, interpret it, and explain to the rest of us how it effects a company's needs on the ground. And many of these programs are available in to online students.
"Over the course of a relatively short time, big data has left no industry untouched, so there is a desperate need for expertise in this field," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "Online programs in big data go by different names—often a Master of Science in business analytics or data mining—but what they have in common is a commitment to training future big data professionals who will help us figure out what to do with the masses of information at our disposal."
College Choice developed its list by looking at academic quality along with return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings.
The ranking for the 50 Best Online Big Data programs for 2017 finds Carnegie Mellon University in the top spot. Virginia Tech is in second, and Boston University rounds out the top three.
The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:
Arizona State University
California State University Fullerton
Carnegie Mellon University
Central Connecticut State University
Colorado Tech University
CUNY School of Professional Studies
Dakota State University
Florida State University
Iowa State University
Johns Hopkins University
Missouri University of Science & Tech
North Carolina A&T State University
Nova Southeastern University
Oklahoma State University
Pennsylvania State University – World Campus
Saint Joseph's University
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary's College
Slippery Rock University
Southern Methodist University
University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
University of Bridgeport
University of California Berkeley
University of California Los Angeles
University of Cincinnati
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Nebraska Lincoln
University of Southern California
University of Wisconsin
West Virginia University
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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