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2021 Best Colleges for Statistics in Michigan

Statistics is a popular major and Michigan is the 6th most popular state for students studying this major. 404 of the 8,658 Statistics diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in Michigan. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Statistics in Michigan ranking analyzed 3 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 Michigan.

Choosing a Great Statistics School

Best Colleges for Statistics in Michigan 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. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

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.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

Statistics graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent statistics graduates from Michigan schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $47,633 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 schools for Statistics students in Michigan.

Best Schools to Study Statistics in Michigan

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for a Statistics degree.

Best Stats Colleges in Michigan

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is one of the best schools in the United States for statistics. Located in the medium-sized city Ann Arbor, U of Michigan is a public school with a very large student population.

Graduates from the statistics program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor get $2,367 more than the average graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.


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It is difficult to beat Grand Valley State University if you wish to study statistics. GVSU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Allendale.

Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, stats students generally make around $44,200 in their early careers.


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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Any student who is interested in statistics has to check out Central Michigan University. Central Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the town of Mount Pleasant.

Grads of the stats program state that they receive average early career wages of $48,700.


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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
Ohio 303 228
Illinois 299 778
Indiana 283 299
Wisconsin 267 197

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

Majors Similar to Stats

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 682
Applied Mathematics 97

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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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