As you probably can tell by my background, I am a proponent of self-education. I want to pass on a link to Udacity’s Intro to Data Science Course. Udacity offers higher education courses through the internet.
I have just finished the first lesson which provides an introduction to the field. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in learning more about the field.
Update: I have created a page that will house resources for you to learn more. It is located at: https://buddingdatascientist.wordpress.com/resources/.