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2021 Best Colleges for Statistics in Illinois

Statistics is a popular major and Illinois is the 3rd most popular state for students studying this major. 778 of the 8,658 Statistics diplomas earned last year were given by schools in Illinois. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Statistics in Illinois ranking analyzed 2 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in statistics. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for Statistics students in Illinois.

Choosing a Great Statistics School

Best Colleges for Statistics in Illinois The stats program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Statistics graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A statistics bachelors degree from a college in Illinois helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $64,600 a couple years later.

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 full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Statistics students in Illinois.

Best Schools to Study Statistics in Illinois

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

Best Stats Colleges in Illinois


University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

It is difficult to beat University of Chicago if you wish to study statistics. UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

Students who graduate from the stats program earn an average of $72,000 in the first couple years of working.


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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign is among your best bets if you're planning on studying statistics. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Champaign.

Students who graduate from the stats program earn about $57,200 in their early career salary.


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Best Statistics Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Statistics Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

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

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 1,124
Applied Mathematics 372
Other Statistics 3

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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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