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2021 Best Mathematics Colleges for Veterans in the United States

174 Colleges
21,856 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,562 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Mathematics Schools for Vets

Best Mathematics Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesMathematics is the #25 most popular major in the country with 21,856 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

For this year's Best Mathematics Colleges for Veterans in the United States 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.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the mathematics program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The math 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 Math Schools for Veterans.

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. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

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 midsize city of Cambridge. MIT did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, MIT supports 11,574 students, and 119 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 87 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $20,495. To help with additional expenses, 43 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 in the United States list, coming in at #2.

Among the 17,002 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 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $19,167. To help with additional expenses, 54 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Johns Hopkins has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States ranking.

Among the 26,152 students enrolled at Johns Hopkins, 583 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 556 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school 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. U of Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ann Arbor. U of Michigan also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list, coming in at #8.

Of the 46,716 students enrolled at U of Michigan, 509 were 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. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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, Wisconsin is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Wisconsin, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Wisconsin supports 43,463 students, and 554 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 346 are 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. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 city of Minneapolis. UMN Twin Cities excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, UMN Twin Cities supports 50,734 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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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 fairly large student population. Cornell also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list, coming in at #5.

According to our most recent data, Cornell supports 23,600 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. In addition to receiving other benefits, 150 students qualified for 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 school with a fairly large student population. UIUC excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 500 of the 49,702 students enrolled at UIUC were GI Bill® students, of which 247 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $12,702. UIUC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Rutgers New Brunswick also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States ranking.

Of the 50,254 students enrolled at Rutgers New Brunswick, 442 were 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. To help with additional expenses, 4 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Rutgers New Brunswick does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics schools. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston. Northeastern also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

According to our most recent data, Northeastern supports 21,627 students, and 700 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 515 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,457. During this same period, 171 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Our rankings recognize Boston College as the #11 school in this year's rankings. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Chestnut Hill. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Boston College also did well on our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, Boston College supports 14,720 students, and 164 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 130 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $24,987. To help with additional expenses, 74 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The University of Texas at Austin comes in at #12 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college 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 in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 1,201 of the 51,832 students enrolled at UT Austin were GI Bill® students, of which 843 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients 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 suburb of College Park. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UMCP also did well on our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, UMCP supports 41,200 students, and 896 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 672 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,240. On top of their other funding sources, 7 students qualified for 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 is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of College Station. Texas A&M also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 2,040 of the 68,679 students enrolled at Texas A&M 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. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Binghamton University earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. Binghamton University is a large public school located in the suburb of Vestal. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Binghamton University also did well on our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 17,768 students enrolled at Binghamton University, 104 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 56 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school 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 very large public school located in the large city of Seattle. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UW Seattle also did well on our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 47,400 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 tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,461. UW Seattle does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

Our rankings recognize University of Houston as the #17 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Houston, U of H is a public college with a very large student population.

Our most recent data shows that 1,380 of the 46,324 students enrolled at U of H were GI Bill® students, of which 935 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,578. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park earned the #18 spot in our 2021 rankings. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the small city of University Park. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Penn State University Park is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list.

Among the 46,810 students enrolled at Penn State University Park, 1,039 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 836 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. 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 very large student population. UMass Amherst excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, UMass Amherst supports 30,593 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. On top of their other funding sources, 17 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. UMass Amherst does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

Our most recent data shows that 1,851 of the 61,170 students enrolled at Ohio State were GI Bill® students, of which 1,158 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,438. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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. NYU also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Among the 51,847 students enrolled at NYU, 681 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 482 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,831. To help with additional expenses, 265 students received funds through 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 city of Troy. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, RPI is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics in the United States list.

Among the 7,895 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. To help with additional expenses, 53 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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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 in the United States ranking.

Among the 16,606 students enrolled at Duke, 288 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 248 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $24,322. To help with additional expenses, 115 students received funds 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 fairly large public school located in the city of Bloomington.

According to our most recent data, IU Bloomington supports 43,503 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. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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

Of the 51,585 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 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,977. During this same period, 156 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for United States vets studying Math that almost earned our Best Mathematics Colleges for Veterans in the United States 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

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Statistics 4,428
Applied Mathematics 4,288
Other Statistics 419

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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.

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