2021 Best Mathematics Colleges for Veterans

174 Colleges
22,096 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,562 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Mathematics Schools for Vets

Best Mathematics Colleges for VeteransIn 2019-2020, 22,096 people earned their bachelor's in mathematics, making the major the #25 most popular in the United States.

For this year's Best Mathematics Colleges for Veterans ranking, we looked at 174 colleges that offer a bachelor's in math. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent mathematics programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the mathematics program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Math Schools for Veterans list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Mathematics Schools for Veterans in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying math.

Top 25 Most Veteran Friendly Mathematics Schools

Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. MIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge. MIT also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics list, coming in at #1.

Among the 11,254 students enrolled at MIT, 119 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 87 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $20,495. During this same period, 43 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. MIT does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Chicago. UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago. UChicago also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics list, coming in at #2.

Among the 17,834 students enrolled at UChicago, 181 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 107 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $19,167. To help with additional expenses, 54 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#3

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore. Johns Hopkins also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics list, coming in at #3.

According to our most recent data, Johns Hopkins supports 28,890 students, and 583 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 556 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $13,073. To help with additional expenses, 49 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public college with a very large student population. U-M also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Mathematics rankings.

Among the 47,907 students enrolled at U-M, 509 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 321 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $26,841. U-M does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Madison. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public college with a very large student population. UW - Madison also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics list, coming in at #9.

Among the 44,640 students enrolled at UW - Madison, 554 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 346 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,489. During this same period, 21 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Minnesota - Twin Cities as the #6 school in this year's rankings. UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UMN Twin Cities also did well on our Best Colleges for Mathematics list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, UMN Twin Cities supports 52,017 students, and 824 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 585 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,664. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#7

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Cornell, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics ranking.

According to our most recent data, Cornell supports 23,620 students, and 621 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 519 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,152. During this same period, 150 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics schools. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a fairly large student population. UIUC also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Mathematics list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

Among the 52,679 students enrolled at UIUC, 500 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 247 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,702. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public school located in the small city of New Brunswick. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Rutgers New Brunswick is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics list.

Among the 50,411 students enrolled at Rutgers New Brunswick, 442 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 256 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,136. On top of their other funding sources, 4 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Rutgers New Brunswick does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics schools. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Northeastern also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 700 of the 22,905 students enrolled at Northeastern were GI Bill® students, of which 515 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,457. In addition to receiving other benefits, 171 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#11

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Our rankings recognize Boston College as the #11 school in this year's rankings. Boston College is a large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Chestnut Hill. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Boston College also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 164 of the 14,934 students enrolled at Boston College were GI Bill® students, of which 130 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $24,987. During this same period, 74 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Boston College does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The University of Texas at Austin comes in at #12 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a very large student population. UT Austin excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics list.

Our most recent data shows that 1,201 of the 50,476 students enrolled at UT Austin were GI Bill® students, of which 843 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,949. UT Austin does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Maryland - College Park comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of College Park. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, UMCP is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics list.

Our most recent data shows that 896 of the 40,709 students enrolled at UMCP were GI Bill® students, of which 672 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $13,240. During this same period, 7 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Texas A&M University - College Station earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. Texas A&M College Station is a very large public school located in the midsize city of College Station. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Texas A&M College Station also did well on our Best Colleges for Mathematics list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Our most recent data shows that 2,040 of the 70,418 students enrolled at Texas A&M College Station were GI Bill® students, of which 1,388 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,525. Texas A&M College Station does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#15

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Binghamton University earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. Binghamton University is a large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Binghamton University also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 104 of the 18,148 students enrolled at Binghamton University were GI Bill® students, of which 56 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,647. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus landed the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics schools. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Seattle. UW Seattle excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics list.

Among the 48,149 students enrolled at UW Seattle, 1,278 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 780 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,461. UW Seattle does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#17

University of Houston

Houston, TX

Our rankings recognize University of Houston as the #17 school in this year's rankings. UH is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Houston.

According to our most recent data, UH supports 47,090 students, and 1,380 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 935 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,578. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park earned the #18 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public college with a student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Penn State University Park also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics ranking.

The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,714. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Massachusetts Amherst as the #19 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, UMass Amherst is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics list.

According to our most recent data, UMass Amherst supports 31,642 students, and 460 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 300 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,069. To help with additional expenses, 17 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #20 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Ohio State University - Main Campus. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Among the 61,369 students enrolled at Ohio State, 1,851 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,158 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,438. Ohio State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#21

New York University

New York, NY

New York University landed the #21 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics schools. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, NYU is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics list.

According to our most recent data, NYU supports 52,775 students, and 681 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 482 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,831. On top of their other funding sources, 265 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Our rankings recognize Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as the #22 school in this year's rankings. RPI is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Troy. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, RPI also did well on our Best Colleges for Mathematics list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 7,501 students enrolled at RPI, 101 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 52 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,716. On top of their other funding sources, 53 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#23

Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke University comes in at #23 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Duke has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics ranking.

According to our most recent data, Duke supports 16,172 students, and 288 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 248 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $24,322. During this same period, 115 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Indiana University - Bloomington landed the #24 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics schools. IU Bloomington is a very large public school located in the small city of Bloomington.

According to our most recent data, IU Bloomington supports 43,064 students, and 626 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 389 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,606. During this same period, 23 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. IU Bloomington does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Tempe as the #25 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 74,795 students enrolled at ASU - Tempe, 7,047 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 6,145 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,977. In addition to receiving other benefits, 156 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#26

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

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 Mathematics Colleges for Veterans award.

Rank College Location
27 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
28 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
29 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
30 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
31 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
32 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
33 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
34 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX

Mathematics by Region

View the best for vets Mathematics schools in a specific region near you.

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

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Majors Similar to Math

Related Major Annual Graduates
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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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