Mathematics & Statistics

2021 Best Value Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in California

15 Colleges
4,654 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,059 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Mathematics & Statistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in CaliforniaMathematics & Statistics is the #15 most popular major in California with 4,654 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 15.0% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in California ranking, we looked at 15 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.

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

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2021 Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Schools in California

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

Top 10 Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Schools

Our rankings recognize California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public college with a fairly large student population. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in California list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,197. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is about $143,921. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - Los Angeles as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public school with a fairly large student population. UCLA also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in California list, coming in at #3.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at UCLA to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $39,402. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCLA is about $164,306. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of California - San Diego comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UCSD is a fairly large public school located in the city of La Jolla. UCSD also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in California rankings.

The average student at UCSD graduates in less than 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $37,241. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCSD is about $161,254. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of California - Berkeley comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a very large student population. UC Berkeley also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in California rankings.

It takes the average student at UC Berkeley about 4.2 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $42,692. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley be around $179,733. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - Santa Barbara as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public college with a fairly large student population. UCSB also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in California rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UCSB is 4.2 years, and it costs about $39,883 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCSB be around $167,110. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of California - Davis landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. Located in the suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public school with a fairly large student population. UC Davis did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in California list.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at UC Davis to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $39,717. 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 UC Davis is $171,975. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of California - Riverside earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Riverside, UCR is a public school with a fairly large student population. UCR did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in California list.

At UCR, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and it costs about $37,168 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCR be around $159,822. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Southern California landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. USC is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Los Angeles. As a testament to the quality of education offered at USC, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in California ranking.

The average student at USC graduates in less than 4.2 years, and it costs about $39,750 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from USC is $165,758. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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California State University - San Bernardino comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Cal State San Bernardino is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of San Bernardino.

At Cal State San Bernardino, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 5.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,460. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cal State San Bernardino be around $118,473. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. CSU Pomona is a very large public school located in the suburb of Pomona.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at CSU Pomona is 4.9 years, and it costs about $28,111 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from CSU Pomona is about $137,744. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges in the Far Western US Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Washington 648
Hawaii 41
Oregon 378
Alaska 22
Nevada 62

Mathematics & Statistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 2,363
Applied Mathematics 1,330
Statistics 954
Other Statistics 7

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 14,696
Engineering 14,467
Computer & Information Sciences 8,752
Physical Sciences 3,889
Natural Resources & Conservation 3,172

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 15 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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