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2021 Best Value Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in Massachusetts

11 Colleges
1,779 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,682 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Mathematics & Statistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in MassachusettsWith 1,779 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, mathematics and statistics is the #12 most popular major in Massachusetts. This means that 5.7% 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 Massachusetts ranking, we looked at 11 colleges that offer a bachelor's in mathematics and statistics. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. For this ranking, we are identifying those mathematics and statistics schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Schools in Massachusetts

Check out the mathematics and statistics programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Schools

Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. MIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge. As a testament to the quality of education offered at MIT, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in Massachusetts ranking.

The average student at MIT graduates in less than 4.1 years, and it costs about $28,340 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from MIT is about $116,477. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Massachusetts Amherst. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, UMass Amherst has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in Massachusetts ranking.

At UMass Amherst, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,714. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst be around $151,996. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#3

Amherst College

Amherst, MA

Amherst College landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. Amherst is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Amherst. Amherst also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in Massachusetts list, coming in at #3.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Amherst is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,326. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Amherst is about $107,937. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#4

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Our rankings recognize Harvard University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Harvard not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in Massachusetts list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Harvard to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,655. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Harvard is about $110,085. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Williams College

Williamstown, MA

Williams College landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. Williams is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Williamstown. In addition to being on our best value list, Williams has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in Massachusetts ranking.

It takes the average student at Williams about 4.1 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,757. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Williams is $109,169. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Bridgewater State is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Bridgewater.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Bridgewater State to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,167. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State be around $117,228. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#7

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Westfield State University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. Located in the large suburb of Westfield, Westfield is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average student at Westfield graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,805. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Westfield be around $103,933. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

Our rankings recognize College of the Holy Cross as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Holy Cross is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Worcester. Holy Cross did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in Massachusetts list.

It takes the average student at Holy Cross about 4.1 years to graduate, and it costs about $33,952 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $137,506 to get a bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Our rankings recognize Boston College as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chestnut Hill. Boston College also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in Massachusetts list, coming in at #5.

At Boston College, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,304. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Boston College is $147,031. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Boston U has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in Massachusetts ranking.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Boston U to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $41,917. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Boston U is $170,183. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 114
Maine 147
Rhode Island 307
New Hampshire 296
Connecticut 549

Mathematics & Statistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 1,451
Statistics 162
Applied Mathematics 156
Other Statistics 10

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 4,807
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 4,566
Computer & Information Sciences 3,920
Physical Sciences 1,177
Natural Resources & Conservation 806

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 11 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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