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Data Analytics at Adrian College

Adrian College offers a comprehensive data analytics program that prepares students for a successful career in this rapidly growing field. Our program provides hands-on training in a wide range of data analysis tools and techniques, and is taught by experienced professionals who have worked in the industry with starting salaries at an average of $71,000+ according to Glassdoor.

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Critical Company Role in Every Industry

Data analysts can work in any industry as the role has above average job growth.

Starting Salaries of $71,000+

According to Glassdoor, the starting salary in this field averaged $71,591 in 2022.

Hybrid Learning Options

Some courses in this program are taken online & powered by Rize. The core curriculum will be taken on-campus, giving students the best of student life with the flexibility of some online learning. 

What Makes a Great Data Analyst?

Problem Solving

Data analysts need to be able to analyze large amounts of data, identify trends and patterns, and come up with solutions to complex problems.

Attention to Detail

Data analysts need to have a high level of attention to detail to ensure that their analysis is accurate and reliable.


Data analysts should be curious and constantly seeking out new ways to learn and improve their skills.

Program Details

Information on what you'll learn, how the degree is built, and the careers that are possible after graduation.

About Data Analytics at Adrian

Our Data Analytics curriculum is based on the University of California, Berkeley's Data Science curriculum. It was adjusted for LCMC students and uses Dr. Charles Severance's "For Everyone" materials for programming.

The program was reviewed by experts in academia and business and only contains what's needed for a career. It's smaller and less time-intensive than competing programs so students have the flexibility to allow for liberal arts pursuits.

Faculty Contributors

By offering some of these courses online, we give students access to world-leading faculty and a curriculum vetted by real Fortune 500 companies.

Dr. Charles Severance, University of Michigan - Dr. Charles Severance holds a PhD in Computer Science from Michigan State University. He is the former Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation, and one of the world’s leading online CS educators. His contributions helped complete the curriculum for Data Analytics.

How does this degree align with the real world?

This program is routinely reviewed and improved by representatives from the following organizations:

  • US Department of Defense
  • UHSP
  • Rize Education
  • Ohio Dominican
  • Compass
  • Stripe
  • Meta (Formerly Facebook)

Career Outlook

Data Analytics and Data Science offer students the opportunity to pursue a wide range of careers in business, finance and healthcare. Data Analyst starting salaries range from $65,000 - $115,000, and Data Scientist salaries are approximately 25-30% higher. These jobs are expected to experience incredibly high growth over the next five years

  • Example: Operations Research Analyst
    • No Prior Experience Required
    • Median Salary: $84,810
    • Job Growth: 5 times the national average job growth (25% over 10 years)

Curriculum Highlights

  • Foundations of Data Analytics I & II
  • Principles and Techniques of Data Analytics I & II
  • Data Analytics Practicum
  • Internet History Technology and Security
  • Programming for Everyone I & II
  • Data Structures
  • Algorithms 


Good to Know:

  • Math Required: Calc I, Stats, Probability
  • Hardest Class: Algorithms or Principles and Techniques of Data Analytics II
Both classes are highly technical, however, students will have a solid basis in programming - for the former - or data analytics - for the latter - before taking either class, improving success.

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