2022 Best Statistics Schools

172 Colleges in the United States
9,304 Stats Degrees Awarded
$61,950 Avg Early-Career Salary
A degree in statistics is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #88 out of 368 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 172 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for statistics students pursuing a degree. Combined, these schools handed out 9,304 degrees in statistics to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Statistics School

Best Statistics Schools Your choice of statistics school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall Statistics School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Statistics Degree Level

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 Best Statistics Schools. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

If you want to learn more about how we derive our rankings, see College Factual's Methodology.

Best Schools for Statistics in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the stats degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Stats

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In CA
78 Stats Degrees Awarded

Every student pursuing a degree in statistics needs to look into Stanford University. Stanford is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Stanford. A Best Schools rank of #3 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were approximately 78 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent data year.

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#2

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
270 Stats Degrees Awarded

University of Chicago is a good option for students interested in a degree in statistics. Located in the large city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #7 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were about 270 statistics students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year. Those statistics students who get their degree from University of Chicago earn $25,900 more than the average stats grad.

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#3

Rice University

Houston, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX
62 Stats Degrees Awarded

Rice University is a great choice for students interested in a degree in statistics. Rice is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Houston. This university ranks 1st out of 136 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were approximately 62 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Rice in the most recent year we have data available.

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#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In PA
119 Stats Degrees Awarded

University of Pennsylvania is a wonderful choice for students interested in a degree in statistics. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 119 statistics students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MD

Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Baltimore. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were roughly 28 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NH

Dartmouth is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit college located in the remote town of Hanover. A Best Schools rank of #6 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Dartmouth is a great college overall.

There were approximately 3 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NC
89 Stats Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were about 89 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Brown University

Providence, RI
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In RI

Located in the medium-sized city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 1st out of 10 colleges for overall quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were roughly 6 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year.

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#9

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
99 Stats Degrees Awarded

Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were about 99 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent data year. Those statistics students who get their degree from Harvard University earn $64,150 more than the standard stats student.

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#10

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
223 Stats Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #20 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Carnegie Mellon is a great university overall.

There were about 223 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent data year. Those statistics students who get their degree from Carnegie Mellon University earn $17,750 more than the typical stats graduate.

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#11

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY
109 Stats Degrees Awarded

Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Ithaca. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were roughly 109 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year.

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#12

Williams College

Williamstown, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In MA

Located in the fringe town of Williamstown, Williams is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 3rd out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 19 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Williams in the most recent year we have data available.

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#13

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In IN

Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #15 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were approximately 8 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent year we have data available.

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#14

New York University

New York, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NY
172 Stats Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 7th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 172 statistics students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MO

Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 55 colleges for overall quality in the state of Missouri.

There were roughly 17 statistics students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year.

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#16

Amherst College

Amherst, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MA

Amherst is a small private not-for-profit college located in the suburb of Amherst. This college ranks 4th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 13 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Amherst in the most recent year we have data available.

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#17

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In IL
76 Stats Degrees Awarded

Northwestern is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Evanston. A Best Schools rank of #14 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were roughly 76 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
300 Stats Degrees Awarded

UC Berkeley is a fairly large public university located in the city of Berkeley. This university ranks 8th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 300 statistics students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the stats program earn about $63,700 for their early career.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
567 Stats Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #22 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were about 567 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent year we have data available. Those statistics students who get their degree from Columbia University in the City of New York earn $40,450 more than the average stats graduate.

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#20

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In VA
46 Stats Degrees Awarded

University of Virginia is a very large public university located in the suburb of Charlottesville. This university ranks 1st out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were about 46 statistics students who graduated with this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent data year.

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#21

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NC
41 Stats Degrees Awarded

Wake Forest University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Winston-Salem. This university ranks 2nd out of 113 colleges for overall quality in the state of North Carolina.

There were about 41 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Wake Forest University in the most recent data year.

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#22

Boston University

Boston, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MA
75 Stats Degrees Awarded

Boston U is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Boston. This university ranks 12th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 75 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In GA

Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 1st out of 80 colleges for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 28 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Georgia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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#24

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In GA
78 Stats Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 80 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were approximately 78 statistics students who graduated with this degree at Emory in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
284 Stats Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 11th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 284 statistics students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent data year. After graduation, stats degree recipients generally earn an average of $48,100 at the beginning of their careers.

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Rest of the Top Best Statistics Schools

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 Best Statistics Schools award.

Rank College Location
26 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
27 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
28 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
29 Tufts University Medford, MA
30 Georgetown University Washington, DC
31 George Washington University Washington, DC
32 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
33 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
34 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA

Statistics by Region

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

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Statistics is one of 4 different types of Mathematics & Statistics programs to choose from.

Stats Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Statistics 8,068
Other Statistics 458
Mathematical Statistics & Probability 457
Mathematics & Statistics 321

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 30,668
Applied Mathematics 10,350
Other Statistics 560
Applied Statistics 174

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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