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Master of Analytics Program Admission Rates Falling To Single Digits 74

dcblogs (1096431) writes "The 75 students in the 2014 Master of Science in Analytics class at North Carolina State University received, in total, 246 job offers from 55 employers, valued at $22.5 million in salaries and bonuses, which is 24% higher than last year's combined offers. But the problem ahead is admissions. There may not be enough master's programs in analytics to meet demand. NC State has received nearly 800 applications for 85 seats. Its acceptance rate is now at 12.5%. Northwestern University's Master of Science in Analytics received 600 applications for 30 openings its September class. That's an acceptance rate of 6%"
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Master of Analytics Program Admission Rates Falling To Single Digits

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 25, 2014 @05:45AM (#46839317)

    30 is only, but exactly, 5% of 600. Not 6%

    Is that sensationalism ?

  • by Hognoxious ( 631665 ) on Friday April 25, 2014 @06:17AM (#46839383) Homepage Journal

    Still have no clue what is Data analytics.

    Or google, it would seem. []

    Looks like mostly stuff I'd expect a maths grad to already know[1]. Maybe not the specific applications, but it isn't that true of anything?

    [1] ANOVA? I did that as a non-maths undergrad. With a slide rule, uphill in the snow.

  • Mislabeled? (Score:5, Informative)

    by argStyopa ( 232550 ) on Friday April 25, 2014 @07:51AM (#46839701) Journal

    Is that really 'admission' rates? I mean, technically, semantically, I guess you could call it admission rates because it's literally the number of people of people entering the program because there are so few seats.

    But really, in the vernacular, 'admission rates' have to do with the filtering process of who is allowed to enter based on qualifications, not if there's a seat available. Saying there's a low admission rate to me implies that their standards are too high, overfiltering applicants so that too few people are participating in the programs.

    I guess I would have titled this article entirely differently, citing a lack of CAPACITY, not a low admission rate.

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