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Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Science education?


 
  

The latest KDnuggets Poll asked:
Are you interested in Analytics / Big Data / Data Mining/ Data Science education ?

Of the 251 responders, 68% were interested in some form of online education, with most popular options being online certificates (49%), online MS degree (35%), and Ph.D. degree (27%) - currently offered only on-campus. Here are the poll results.

Are you interested in Analytics / Big Data / Data Mining/ Data Science education ?

Yes, online certificates (124)  49%
Yes, online MS degree (89)  35%
Yes, Ph.D. degree (69)  27%
Yes, on-campus MS degree (60)  24%
Yes, on-campus certificates (16)  6.4%
Yes, online BA degree (15)  6.0%
Yes, on-campus BA degree (3)  1.2%
No (18)  6.4%

The current education of respondents was

  • Not yet BA, 5.6%
  • BA, 34%
  • MS, 43%
  • PhD or other postgraduate degree, 18%

Interestingly, the education breakdown of people interested in analytics-related online certificates was almost the same - even many people with graduate degrees are interested in online certificates.

  • Not yet BA, 2.4%
  • BA, 33%
  • MS, 45%
  • PhD, 19%

Among people interested in online Analytics-related MS degree, more people with BA and current MS degrees are interested, as expected. The education breakdown was

  • Not yet BA, 3.4%
  • BA, 53%
  • MS, 36%
  • PhD, 7.9%

The regional breakdown of respondents was

  • US/Canada, 53%
  • Europe, 20%
  • Asia, 19%
  • Latin America, 5.6%
  • Other, 3.2%

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