Mathematics & Statistics

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. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. Instead, we are looking at those mathematics and statistics schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

More Ways to Rank Mathematics & Statistics Schools

The mathematics and statistics 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 Value Mathematics & Statistics Schools.

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. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for mathematics and statistics majors.

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 city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly 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 estimated yearly cost for the school is $12,239. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from BYU be around $64,132. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public college with a fairly 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 estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,095. This means that the average student pays around $99,309 to get a bachelor’s degree from USF Tampa. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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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 city of Tallahassee.

It takes the average student at Florida State about 4.2 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,233. This means that the average student pays around $115,196 to get a bachelor’s degree from Florida State. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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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 on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $19,185. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - La Crosse is about $85,373. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

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

It takes the average student at U of F about 4.3 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,230. This means that the average student pays around $120,542 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of F. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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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 very 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 the average student at SUNY Stony Brook about 4.3 years to graduate, and it costs about $30,701 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook be around $132,321. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount 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 college 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 about 4.4 years for the average student at Purdue to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,495. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Purdue is about $124,238. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

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

It takes the average student at U of H about 4.6 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $25,217. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of H is about $116,503. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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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 college with a very 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.

At UNC Chapel Hill, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,820. 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 UNC Chapel Hill is $109,694. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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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 fairly large student population.

The average student at Iowa State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,749. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State is $118,231. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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

The average student at UMN Duluth graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend 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 medium-sized public school located in the town of Menomonie.

The average student at UW - Stout graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,392. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - Stout is about $99,045. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#13

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

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

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at UGA to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,505. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UGA be around $134,211. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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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 very large student population.

The average student at GVSU graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,233. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from GVSU be around $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 large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a very large student population.

It takes the average student at Texas Tech about 4.5 years to graduate, and it costs about $23,296 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 Texas Tech is $105,298. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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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 college 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 the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,679. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UIUC be around $137,252. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#17

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech earned the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings. Virginia Tech is a fairly 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 it costs about $33,298 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech is about $142,182. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#18

University at Albany

Albany, NY

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

It takes the average student at UAlbany about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $30,041 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UAlbany is $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 very large public school located in the 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.

At UMN Twin Cities, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,989. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMN Twin Cities is about $143,094. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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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 school with a small student population.

At St. Olaf, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,599. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf is $132,026. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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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 fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of Vestal.

At Binghamton University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,957. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University be around $131,982. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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

It takes the average student at NIU about 4.6 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,171. 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 NIU is $92,181. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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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.

It takes the average student at SUNY Geneseo about 4.1 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $25,828. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SUNY Geneseo is $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 city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public college with a fairly 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 estimated yearly cost for the school is $34,417. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Pitt is $145,584. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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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 medium-sized city of Cambridge. MIT did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

The average student at MIT graduates in less than 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,340. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from MIT is about $116,477. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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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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