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2021 Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Region

23 Colleges
5,805 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,679 Avg Cost*

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

Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, mathematics and statistics was ranked #18 in the country. In fact 30,991 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 5,805 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States.

This year's Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Region ranking looked at 23 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 Far Western US Region

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

Top 10 Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of California - Berkeley tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Far Western US Region that are best for non-traditional mathematics and statistics students. 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 the Far Western US Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at UC Berkeley is lower than is typical, just 2.0% of students default in three years. There are approximately 930 students at UC Berkeley that take at least one class online. 3,108 of UC Berkeley students are attending part time.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Southern California. USC is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles. USC also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Far Western US Region list, coming in at #3.

The student loan default rate at USC is lower than is typical, just 1.6% of students default in three years. 6,707 of USC students are exclusively distance learners. 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 Washington - Seattle Campus earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the large city of Seattle. UW Seattle did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Far Western US Region list.

The student loan default rate at UW Seattle is lower than is typical, just 2.8% of students default in three years. There are approximately 3,490 students at UW Seattle that take at least one class online. 5,528 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 - Los Angeles landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best mathematics and statistics schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public college with a very large student population. UCLA also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Far Western US Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at UCLA is lower than is typical, just 1.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,288 students at UCLA that take at least one class online. 1,642 students are part time.

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University of California - San Diego earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. UCSD is a very large public school located in the large city of La Jolla. UCSD not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Far Western US Region list.

The student loan default rate at UCSD is lower than is typical, just 1.7% of students default in three years. 1,297 of UCSD students are attending part time.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Davis. Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UC Davis, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Far Western US Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.6%. Approximately 1,528 students take at least one class online at UC Davis. About 1,248 of the students at UC Davis are attending part time.

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University of California - Santa Barbara comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public school with a fairly large student population. UCSB not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Far Western US Region list.

About 2.3% of UCSB students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 365 students at UCSB that take at least one class online. 656 of UCSB students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the small 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 also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Far Western US Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 0.9%. There are approximately 1,637 students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,017 part time students in attendance at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Washington State University. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. 3,345 students at Wazzu are exclusively online. About 4,795 of the students at Wazzu are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of California - Irvine landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best mathematics and statistics schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Irvine, UC Irvine is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The student loan default rate at UC Irvine is lower than is typical, just 1.7% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,852 students at UC Irvine that take at least one class online. About 832 of the students at UC Irvine are attending part time.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Mathematics & Statistics Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students mathematics and statistics schools for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 4,654
Washington 648
Hawaii 41
Oregon 378
Alaska 22
Nevada 62

Mathematics & Statistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 7,521
Applied Mathematics 2,482
Statistics 1,554
Other Statistics 7

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 31,267
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 26,897
Computer & Information Sciences 23,547
Physical Sciences 11,821
Natural Resources & Conservation 5,980

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Notes and References

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*Avg Cost is for the top 23 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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