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2021 Best Colleges for Statistics in the Great Lakes Region

Approximately 8,658 statistics degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Statistics in the Great Lakes Region ranking analyzed 6 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in statistics. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of colleges for Statistics students in the Great Lakes Region.

Choosing a Great Statistics School

Best Colleges for Statistics in the Great Lakes Region Your choice of statistics school matters. Important measures of a quality stats program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A statistics degree from colleges on this list typically translates into above average earnings following graduation. Recent statistics graduates from Great Lakes colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $54,117 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Statistics students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other statistics students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized statistics related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Statistics students in the Great Lakes Region.

Best Schools to Study Statistics in the Great Lakes Region

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study statistics.

Best Stats Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

#1

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

University of Chicago is one of the finest schools in the United States for statistics. Located in the large city Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Statistics graduates from University of Chicago receive an earnings boost of about $17,883 over the average income of statistics graduates.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign is a great option for individuals interested in a Statistics major. Located in the city Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Statistics majors from University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign receive an earnings boost of around $3,083 over the typical earnings of statistics graduates.

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#3

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

It's hard to beat Purdue University - Main Campus if you wish to study statistics. Purdue is a fairly large public school located in the city of West Lafayette.

Students who graduate from the stats program earn about $52,600 for their early career.

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It's difficult to beat University of Michigan - Ann Arbor if you want to study statistics. U of Michigan is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor.

Students who complete this degree state that they receive average early career earnings of $50,000.

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Located in the suburb Allendale, GVSU is a public college with a very large student population.

Students who graduate from the stats program make around $44,200 in their early career salary.

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#6

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Located in the distant town Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After getting their bachelor's degree, stats students usually make about $48,700 in the first five years of their career.

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Best Statistics Colleges by State

Explore the best statistics schools for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 305 404
Ohio 303 228
Illinois 299 778
Indiana 283 299
Wisconsin 267 197

Statistics is one of 3 different types of Mathematics & Statistics programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 4,096
Applied Mathematics 979
Other Statistics 129

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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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