Fortune Magazine: Bachelor’s Degrees in Statistics Soaring
February 11, 2015
More people are recognizing the growing interest in statistics education and careers, including Fortune magazine, which recently ran an article titled “Move over, computer science. Bachelor’s degrees in statistics have soared 95% since 2010.”
The article cites data from the National Center for Education Statistics showing that the number of undergraduate students getting a degree in statistics has nearly doubled in the past four years. It also points to recent analysis by LinkedIn that ranks statistics as one of the most sought-after skills by employers.
Read the full article here.
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