Summer 2024

Neeley Analytics Initiative Analytics Academy

Dive into the World of Data

Ever wonder how Amazon knows what you want to buy or why your social media feed includes advertisements for items you’re interested in purchasing? How are Instagram and Twitter such profitable companies when they provide free services? How does your insurance company predict your driving behavior? The answer – data. It’s everywhere, and if you understand data and the inner workings of companies’ use of data, then you’re ahead of the game and ready for any career path.

The TCU Neeley School of Business hosts a one-week summer residential program for high school students entering 11th or 12th grade, providing a hands-on experience with opportunities to learn and hone your skills in data analytics and market research. You’ll build models to explore how a business is performing and discover the ways data can impact profitability. 

See and hear from our 2023 Analytics Academy students.

This past summer we had the wonderful opportunity of hosting 45 high school students on campus for a week filled with analytical skill-building, team activities, and some Fort Worth fun! Click below for a few snapshots of some highlights from the program.

TCU Analytics Academy 2023 Gallery

How You'll Benefit

Explore statistical programs, data-driven storytelling and data visualization
You’ll gain a better understanding of how to collect, examine, organize, visualize and present data, learning to transform raw data into powerful, effective communications that drive decision making.
Understand modeling techniques, machine learning and artificial intelligence
You’ll learn how to leverage clustering and classification algorithms, regression analysis and other methods to evaluate complex data, find patterns and trends, make predictions and deliver results.
Earn a Data Analytics Certificate and college credit
You’ll receive a certificate of completion from TCU Neeley at the end of the program. If you attend TCU for your first year, your certificate may qualify for an Analytics course credit.
A week of college life at TCU
You’ll spend a week on campus with other high school students in the beautiful city of Fort Worth, living in residence halls and learning from top-ranked professors from the business school. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy extracurricular activities, dinners and more on and around campus.

How to Apply

Take the first step in becoming a valuable data analytics expert. Details for the summer 2024 Neeley Analytics Academy will be posted in January 2024.


  • Strong math skills
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Leadership
  • Motivation and interest in analytics and problem solving

Application Process

  • The summer 2024 application will open in January 2024.
  • Provide a copy of your high school transcript with your application.
  • Provide contact information for a teacher or counselor willing to provide a recommendation. We will send a link to your counselor or teacher asking why you'd be a perfect fit for this academy.
  • Include a personal statement (250-500 words) about your interest in the academy.

If accepted, we will notify you by mid-May.

Program Cost

  • Cost is $1,500 and covers room, board and program expenses. We recommend that you bring a limited amount of spending money for entertainment and miscellaneous expenses while on campus.
  • The entire program fee is due no later than 3 weeks after notification of acceptance into the academy.
  • Scholarships are available based on need and merit.