Mathematics & Statistics

2021 Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students

166 Colleges
30,991 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,619 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional StudentsMathematics & Statistics is the #18th most popular major in the country with 30,991 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

For this year's Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students ranking, we looked at 166 colleges that offer a bachelor's in mathematics and statistics. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality mathematics and statistics programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the mathematics and statistics program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Top 15% Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University has taken the #1 spot in this year's mathematics and statistics ranking for non-traditional students. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore. Johns Hopkins did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

The student loan default rate at Johns Hopkins is lower than is typical, just 1.1% of students default in three years. 8,722 of Johns Hopkins students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 11,552 part time students in attendance at Johns Hopkins.

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#2

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public school with a fairly large student population. SUNY Stony Brook also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list, coming in at #8.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Stony Brook is lower than is typical, just 2.7% of students default in three years. There are approximately 3,157 students at SUNY Stony Brook that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,550 part time students in attendance at SUNY Stony Brook. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public school with a fairly large student population. UW - Madison did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.3%. Approximately 6,424 students take at least one class online at UW - Madison. 4,418 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of California - Berkeley earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a fairly large student population. UC Berkeley also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.0%. Approximately 930 students take at least one class online at UC Berkeley. 3,108 students are part time.

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University of Southern California comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles. USC excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

About 1.6% of USC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 6,707 students at USC are exclusively online. 6,358 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our non-traditional 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.

About 1.9% of UIUC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 12,503 students take at least one class online at UIUC. About 6,389 of the students at UIUC are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#7

New York University

New York, NY

New York University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best mathematics and statistics schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. NYU excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.2%. There are approximately 2,264 students at NYU that take at least one class online. 8,707 students are part time.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Washington - Seattle Campus. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the city of Seattle. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UW Seattle also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics ranking.

About 2.8% of UW Seattle students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 3,490 students at UW Seattle that take at least one class online. 5,528 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#9

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Cornell University. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. Cornell also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.0%. Approximately 309 students take at least one class online at Cornell. 101 of Cornell students are attending part time.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - Los Angeles as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for non-traditional students list, UCLA is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.3%. Approximately 2,288 students take at least one class online at UCLA. About 1,642 of the students at UCLA are attending part time.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #11 spot in our 2021 best mathematics and statistics schools for non-traditional students. Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of College Station. Texas A&M College Station also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

About 2.1% of Texas A&M College Station students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,608 students take at least one class online at Texas A&M College Station. About 9,459 of the students at Texas A&M College Station are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick landed the #12 spot in our 2021 best mathematics and statistics schools for non-traditional students. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public school located in the city of New Brunswick. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Rutgers New Brunswick also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics ranking.

About 3.8% of Rutgers New Brunswick students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 10,368 students at Rutgers New Brunswick that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,501 part time students in attendance at Rutgers New Brunswick. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #13 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - San Diego. UCSD is a fairly large public school located in the city of La Jolla. On top of its placing in our non-traditional rankings, UCSD 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 school has a low student loan default rate of 1.7%. About 1,297 of the students at UCSD are attending part time.

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Our rankings recognize University of Connecticut as the #14 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a very large student population. UCONN also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

The student loan default rate at UCONN is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,844 students at UCONN that take at least one class online. About 3,231 of the students at UCONN are attending part time.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities landed the #15 spot in our 2021 best mathematics and statistics schools for non-traditional students. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis. UMN Twin Cities excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

About 2.2% of UMN Twin Cities students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 13,571 students at UMN Twin Cities that take at least one class online. About 10,971 of the students at UMN Twin Cities are attending part time. UMN Twin Cities does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor landed the #16 spot in our 2021 best mathematics and statistics schools for non-traditional students. Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our bet for non-traditional students list, U-M is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.1%. Approximately 487 students take at least one class online at U-M. About 2,376 of the students at U-M are attending part time. U-M does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#17

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

The #17 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. On top of its placing in our non-traditional rankings, Virginia Tech also did well on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The student loan default rate at Virginia Tech is lower than is typical, just 1.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 8,844 students at Virginia Tech that take at least one class online. About 2,711 of the students at Virginia Tech are attending part time.

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#18

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University landed the #18 spot in our 2021 best mathematics and statistics schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Vanderbilt also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics ranking.

The student loan default rate at Vanderbilt is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. Approximately 574 students take at least one class online at Vanderbilt. About 960 of the students at Vanderbilt are attending part time.

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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus comes in at #19 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public school 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.

About 3.4% of Pitt students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,366 students take at least one class online at Pitt. About 2,772 of the students at Pitt are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#20

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Our rankings recognize Purdue University - Main Campus as the #20 school in this year's rankings. 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 major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. Approximately 6,641 students take at least one class online at Purdue. About 6,079 of the students at Purdue are attending part time. Purdue does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of California - Davis comes in at #21 in this year's ranking. Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public college with a very large student population. UC Davis excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

The student loan default rate at UC Davis is lower than is typical, just 1.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,528 students take at least one class online at UC Davis. There are roughly 1,248 part time students in attendance at UC Davis.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill comes in at #22 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a very large student population. UNC Chapel Hill 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 student loan default rate at UNC Chapel Hill is lower than is typical, just 1.7% of students default in three years. There are approximately 3,101 students at UNC Chapel Hill that take at least one class online. 4,791 of UNC Chapel Hill students are attending part time. UNC Chapel Hill does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Brigham Young University - Provo as the #23 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. BYU also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

About 1.5% of BYU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,522 students at BYU that take at least one class online. About 4,337 of the students at BYU are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of California - Santa Barbara comes in at #24 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public school with a very large student population. UCSB excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. Approximately 365 students take at least one class online at UCSB. There are roughly 656 part time students in attendance at UCSB. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Rest of the Top Schools for Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for non-traditional students studying Mathematics & Statistics that almost earned our Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students award.

Rank College Location
25 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
26 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
27 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
28 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
29 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
30 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
31 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
32 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
33 University of Houston Houston, TX

Mathematics & Statistics by Region

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Region
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New England
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Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Mathematics & Statistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 30,415
Applied Mathematics 9,521
Statistics 8,658
Other Statistics 477

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 196,678
Computer & Information Sciences 173,112
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 160,242
Physical Sciences 53,214
Engineering Technologies 52,780

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

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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