The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Ying Wu College of Computing will offer part-time and full-time graduate-level programs in data science at a location just steps from the Exchange Place PATH station in the waterfront district of Jersey City.
The new location will expand NJIT’s $2.8 billion annual impact on the state’s economy by serving New Jersey residents working in the nearby emerging tech hub of New York City.
YWCC Dean Craig Gotsman said the strong demand for data scientists working in New York City and New Jersey’s Hudson County makes Jersey City the perfect location for these programs.
“Data science is a fast-growing field, and the New York City metropolitan area has the greatest demand for data science professionals among the top 20 metro areas in the country,” Gotsman said. “In fact, the demand in the New York metro area is double the demand of runner-up San Francisco. Our programs can help transform computing professionals into data scientists to meet this demand.”
NJIT@JerseyCity will be located at 101 Hudson Street on the Jersey City waterfront. Students at that location will develop a deep knowledge of modern computer science and be active participants in projects involving artificial intelligence, big data, analytics, data mining, visualization and machine learning.
“NJIT already is the largest producer of computing talent in the region, graduating about 800 computing professionals each year,” NJIT President Joel Bloom said. “Recognized by Forbes as No. 1 nationally for student economic upward mobility and by PayScale.com as top 2 percent nationally for return on investment, NJIT will continue to provide the workforce with quality and affordable technological training. NJIT@JerseyCity will be a convenient option for our graduates and other tech-savvy professionals to broaden their skillset and advance their careers in the tech industry.”
“Reclaiming New Jersey’s position as the State of Innovation through targeted investments in students and workers is a pillar of Governor Murphy’s plan for a stronger and fairer New Jersey economy, Tim Sullivan, CEO of New Jersey’s Economic Development Authority, said. “NJIT’s expansion will create new opportunities for New Jerseyans and make our already highly-educated workforce even more attractive to employers and entrepreneurs.”