2021 Highest Paid Statistics Graduates

4,428 Bachelor's Degrees
$55,352 Avg Salary
$18,924 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Statistics School for You

Highest Paid Statistics GraduatesOut of the 338 majors we analyze each year, statistics was ranked #85. In fact, 4,428 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. The stats school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Stats Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Statistics Graduates ranking analyzed 21 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in stats.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Statistics Majors

After graduating, statistics majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $55,352 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 39% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

Average Salary for Stats Graduates from Schools Nationwide  55,352
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110,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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110,800

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2021 Highest Paid Statistics Grads in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid statistics majors.

Top 12 Best Schools for Highly Paid Stats Graduates

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Harvard University. Located in the city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in stats from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $126,100.

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#2

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Our rankings recognize Carnegie Mellon University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Carnegie Mellon is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in stats from the school is $79,700.

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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#2

Yale University

New Haven, CT

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Yale University. Located in the city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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#3

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

University of Chicago earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago. Stats majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $72,000.

After completing their bachelor's degree, stats graduates from UChicago carry an average student debtload of $15,569.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Berkeley. Located in the city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in stats from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $63,700.

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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#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Pennsylvania. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Stats majors at UPenn take out an average of $17,276 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Brigham Young University - Provo earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Stats majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $61,600.

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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#5

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our rankings recognize Cornell University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

On average, stats graduates from Cornell take out $12,467 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid statistics school. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in stats from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $57,200.

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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#6

Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Brown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence.

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Our rankings recognize Columbia University in the City of New York as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

While working on their bachelor's, stats majors at Columbia accumulate an average of around $19,993 in student debt.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid statistics school. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the city of University Park. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in stats from the school is $55,300.

Stats majors at Penn State University Park take out an average of $23,010 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 $264.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Highest Paid Statistics Graduates award.

Rank College Location
10 Duke University Durham, NC
12 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
13 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
14 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
16 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
17 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
19 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Statistics by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
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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

  • 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).
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