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Fortune names Willamette on ‘Best Master’s in Data Science Programs in 2024’ list

by University Communications,

Willamette University is the only school in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest named to Fortune Magazine’s “Best Master’s in Data Science Programs in 2024.” The program is ranked #22 nationally, up six places since 2022.

Fortune evaluated programs based on factors such as admissions criteria, retention, and graduation rates. Data science is the third-fastest growing occupation in the United States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Housed in its School of Computing & Information Sciences, Willamette’s undergraduate and graduate programs in information and computer sciences have seen rapid growth over the past few years. Graduates have gone on to careers in high-tech, state, and local government, healthcare, and the arts. With faculty bringing wide-ranging experience in computer science, data science, and statistics, the university is home to the largest concentration of teaching expertise in this field among peer institutions in the region.

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