Mathematics & Statistics

2021 Highest Paid Mathematics & Statistics Graduates

30,991 Bachelor's Degrees
$46,029 Avg Salary
$21,087 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Mathematics & Statistics School for You

Highest Paid Mathematics & Statistics GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 30,991 people earned their bachelor's in mathematics and statistics, making the major the #18 most popular in the United States. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Mathematics & Statistics list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Mathematics & Statistics Graduates ranking analyzed 201 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Mathematics & Statistics Majors After Graduation

The average mathematics and statistics major who graduates from a school in the United States earns about $46,029 per year during the early years of their career. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 16% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!

Average Salary for Mathematics & Statistics Graduates from Schools Nationwide  46,029
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Mathematics & Statistics Grads in the United States

The highest paid mathematics and statistics majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 25 Best Schools for Highly Paid Mathematics & Statistics Graduates

Massachusetts Institute of Technology earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. MIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge.

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Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Yale University

New Haven, CT

Yale University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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Brown University

Providence, RI

Our rankings recognize Brown University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Brown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Providence.

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#4

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh.

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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore.

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Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

Princeton University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Princeton is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Princeton.

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Columbia University in the City of New York earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid mathematics and statistics school. Located in the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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United States Naval Academy landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid mathematics and statistics school. Located in the large suburb of Annapolis, Annapolis is a public school with a small student population.

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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Our rankings recognize University of Notre Dame as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid mathematics and statistics school. Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Our rankings recognize University of Chicago as the #10 school in this year's rankings. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

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#10

United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO

United States Air Force Academy landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid mathematics and statistics school. Located in the town of USAF Academy, USAFA is a public college with a small student population.

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George Washington University

Washington, DC

The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to George Washington University. GWU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

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Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University comes in at #11 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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The #12 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. RPI is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Troy.

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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania landed the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid mathematics and statistics school. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Our rankings recognize Boston College as the #13 school in this year's rankings. Boston College is a large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Chestnut Hill.

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College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. William & Mary is a medium-sized public school located in the small suburb of Williamsburg.

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Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University landed the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid mathematics and statistics school. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Stanford University comes in at #14 in this year's ranking. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Stanford.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout landed the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid mathematics and statistics school. UW - Stout is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Menomonie.

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Georgetown University

Washington, DC

The #15 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Georgetown University. Located in the city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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Rest of the Top Schools for Highest Paid Mathematics & Statistics Graduates

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Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

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 Highest Paid Mathematics & Statistics Graduates award.

Rank College Location
31 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
32 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
33 University of Pittsburgh - Bradford Bradford, PA
34 University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg Greensburg, PA
35 DePaul University Chicago, IL
36 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
37 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
38 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
39 College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA
40 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

Mathematics & Statistics by Region

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Region
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New England
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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

  • 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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