2021 Best Value Colleges for Statistics

21 Colleges
4,428 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,030 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Statistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for StatisticsIn 2018-2019, 4,428 people earned their bachelor's in statistics, making the major the #85 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Statistics ranking looked at 21 colleges that offer a bachelor's in stats. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. Instead, we are looking at those stats schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Stats Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Statistics Schools in the United States

Check out the stats programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Statistics Schools

Brigham Young University - Provo landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value statistics schools. Located in the medium-sized city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

It takes the average student at BYU about 5.2 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $12,239. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from BYU is $64,132. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

The average amount in student loans that stats majors at BYU take out while working on their bachelor's is $14,722. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $129.

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#2

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Purdue University - Main Campus. Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a very large student population. Purdue also made our Best Colleges for Statistics list, coming in at #6.

The average student at Purdue graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,495. This means that the average student pays around $124,238 to get a bachelor’s degree from Purdue. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

After completing their bachelor's degree, stats graduates from Purdue carry an average student debtload of $19,036. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $213, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value statistics schools. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a very large student population. UIUC also made our Best Colleges for Statistics list, coming in at #4.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UIUC is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $32,679. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UIUC is about $137,252. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

While working on their bachelor's, stats majors at UIUC accumulate an average of around $16,479 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $175.

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#4

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Harvard did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Statistics list.

The average student at Harvard graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,655. This means that the average student pays around $110,085 to get a bachelor’s degree from Harvard. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Our rankings recognize University of Florida as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a very large student population.

The average student at U of F graduates in less than 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,230. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of F is about $120,542. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

While working on their bachelor's, stats majors at U of F accumulate an average of around $16,647 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $154.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - Los Angeles as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UCLA, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Statistics ranking.

It takes the average student at UCLA about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $39,402. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UCLA is $164,306. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Stats majors at UCLA take out an average of $14,127 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $149.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Minnesota - Duluth. UMN Duluth is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Duluth.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UMN Duluth to complete their degree, and it costs about $22,044 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMN Duluth be around $98,537. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

The average amount in student loans that stats majors at UMN Duluth take out while working on their bachelor's is $15,636. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $163.

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Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value statistics schools. Florida State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Tallahassee.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Florida State to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,233. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Florida State is $115,196. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

After completing their bachelor's degree, stats graduates from Florida State carry an average student debtload of $22,317. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $256, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of California - Berkeley earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a fairly large student population. UC Berkeley also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Statistics rankings.

The average student at UC Berkeley graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $42,692. This means that the average student pays around $179,733 to get a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

The average amount in student loans that stats majors at UC Berkeley take out while working on their bachelor's is $14,310. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $145.

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#10

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Statistics list.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Carnegie Mellon to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $40,492. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon is $169,661. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, stats graduates from Carnegie Mellon carry an average student debtload of $17,143. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $186.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 3 majors within the Mathematics & Statistics area of study, Statistics has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 21,856
Applied Mathematics 4,288
Other Statistics 419

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 21 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to QWFP.

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