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2021 Best Value Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics

188 Colleges
30,991 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,910 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Mathematics & Statistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Mathematics & StatisticsIn 2018-2019, 30,991 people earned their bachelor's in mathematics and statistics, making the major the #18 most popular in the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics ranking, we looked at 188 colleges that offer a bachelor's in mathematics and statistics. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on mathematics and statistics schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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2021 Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for the Money.

Top 25 Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Schools

Our rankings recognize Brigham Young University - Provo as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. In addition to its great value ranking, BYU is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at BYU is 5.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $12,239. This means that the average student pays around $64,132 to get a bachelor’s degree from BYU. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public school with a very large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at USF Tampa is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,095. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from USF Tampa be around $99,308. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#3

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. Florida State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee.

It takes the average student at Florida State about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $27,233 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Florida State is $115,196. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Wisconsin - La Crosse comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UW - La Crosse is a large public school located in the city of La Crosse.

The average student at UW - La Crosse graduates in less than 4.5 years, and it costs about $19,185 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - La Crosse is $85,373. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at U of F is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,230. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from U of F is $120,542. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#6

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Our rankings recognize Stony Brook University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public school with a fairly large student population. SUNY Stony Brook not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at SUNY Stony Brook to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $30,701. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook is about $132,321. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#7

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a very large student population. Purdue excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

It takes the average student at Purdue about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,495. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Purdue is $124,238. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Houston, U of H is a public college with a very large student population.

The average student at U of H graduates in less than 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $25,217. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from U of H is $116,503. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UNC Chapel Hill also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics ranking.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at UNC Chapel Hill to complete their degree, and it costs about $26,820 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $109,694 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Iowa State University. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Iowa State is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,749. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Iowa State is $118,231. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Minnesota - Duluth. UMN Duluth is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Duluth.

The average student at UMN Duluth graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $22,044. This means that the average student pays around $98,537 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMN Duluth. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. UW - Stout is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Menomonie.

At UW - Stout, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $21,392 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - Stout is about $99,045. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. UGA is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens.

The average student at UGA graduates in less than 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,505. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UGA is about $134,211. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #14 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Grand Valley State University. Located in the large suburb of Allendale, GVSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at GVSU is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,233. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from GVSU is $105,245. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#15

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University comes in at #15 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Texas Tech to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,296. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech be around $105,298. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #16 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, UIUC also did well on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UIUC is 4.2 years, and it costs about $32,679 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UIUC is $137,252. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#17

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech earned the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Virginia Tech also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics ranking.

The average student at Virginia Tech graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $33,298. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech be around $142,182. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#18

University at Albany

Albany, NY

University at Albany earned the #18 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Albany, UAlbany is a public college with a large student population.

At UAlbany, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and it costs about $30,041 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UAlbany is about $124,971. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize University of Minnesota - Twin Cities as the #19 school in this year's rankings. UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis. UMN Twin Cities also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMN Twin Cities is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $33,989. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UMN Twin Cities is $143,094. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#20

St Olaf College

Northfield, MN

Our rankings recognize St Olaf College as the #20 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Northfield, St. Olaf is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

It takes about 4.0 years for the average student at St. Olaf to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,599. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf is about $132,026. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#21

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Our rankings recognize Binghamton University as the #21 school in this year's rankings. Binghamton University is a large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal.

At Binghamton University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $31,957. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Binghamton University is $131,982. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Northern Illinois University comes in at #22 in this year's ranking. NIU is a large public school located in the suburb of Dekalb.

At NIU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $20,171 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from NIU is $92,181. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#23

SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, NY

SUNY Geneseo earned the #23 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Geneseo, SUNY Geneseo is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The average student at SUNY Geneseo graduates in less than 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $25,828. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo is about $106,411. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus as the #24 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Pitt also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics ranking.

The average student at Pitt graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $34,417. This means that the average student pays around $145,584 to get a bachelor’s degree from Pitt. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology landed the #25 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. MIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Cambridge. MIT did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at MIT is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,340. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the MIT is $116,477. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#27

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY
#28

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 Value Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics award.

Rank College Location
29 Illinois State University Normal, IL
30 CUNY Hunter College New York, NY
31 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
32 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
33 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
34 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
35 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
36 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
37 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH

Mathematics & Statistics by Region

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

Mathematics & Statistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 21,856
Statistics 4,428
Applied Mathematics 4,288
Other Statistics 419

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 128,724
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 126,493
Computer & Information Sciences 92,596
Physical Sciences 32,633
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 21,156

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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).
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