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New Coding Boot Camp At Rice University Promises Good Jobs Fast

For $11,500 and 24 weeks of training, students will learn the data skills needed in many industries – from oil and gas to financial services

Robert Bruce is the dean of Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies will offer its first boot camp for data analytics this fall.

It promises to teach part-time students the skills necessary to become data scientists or analysts.

These types of programs are growing fast across the country.

But can a $11,500, 24-week boot camp replace a four-year college education?

Robert Bruce, dean of the Glasscock School provides some answers.

Click on the audio above to listen to the interview with the dean.


Florian Martin

Florian Martin

Business Reporter

Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters, the Houston Press Club, National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Public Radio...

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