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2021 Best Colleges for Mathematics in Indiana

Mathematics is a popular major and Indiana is the 15th most popular state for students studying this major. 608 of the 30,414 Mathematics degrees awarded last year were given by colleges in Indiana. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Mathematics in Indiana ranking analyzed 2 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in mathematics. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for Mathematics students in Indiana.

Choosing a Great Mathematics School

Best Colleges for Mathematics in Indiana Your choice of mathematics school matters. Important measures of a quality math 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

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

A mathematics degree from colleges on this list typically translates into higher than average income following graduation. Recent mathematics graduates from Indiana colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $46,150 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 Mathematics students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other mathematics students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized mathematics related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Mathematics students in Indiana.

Best Schools to Study Mathematics in Indiana

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

Best Math Colleges in Indiana

Indiana University - Bloomington is a good option for students interested in a Mathematics degree. IU Bloomington is a very large public school located in the city of Bloomington.

Students who graduate from the math program earn around $54,000 for their early career.


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Every student pursuing a degree in mathematics needs to take a look at Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis. IUPUI is a very large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

Graduates of the math program state that they receive average early career income of $38,300.


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Best Mathematics Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 305 682
Ohio 303 856
Illinois 299 1,124
Wisconsin 267 694

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Statistics 305
Other Statistics 126
Applied Mathematics 46

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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). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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