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2021 Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Region

21 Colleges
4,802 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,654 Avg Cost*

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

Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes 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, 4,802 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States.

This year's Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Region ranking looked at 21 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 Great Lakes 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 Wisconsin - Madison has taken the #1 spot in this year's mathematics and statistics ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UW - Madison has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.3%. There are approximately 6,424 students at UW - Madison that take at least one class online. About 4,418 of the students at UW - Madison are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a fairly large student population. UIUC not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Great Lakes Region list.

The student loan default rate at UIUC is lower than is typical, just 1.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,503 students take at least one class online at UIUC. 6,389 of UIUC students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public school with a fairly large student population. U-M did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Great Lakes Region list.

About 1.1% of U-M students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 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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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Our rankings recognize Purdue University - Main Campus as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a very large student population. Purdue not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Great Lakes Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. There are approximately 6,641 students at Purdue that take at least one class online. 6,079 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Indiana University - Bloomington comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Bloomington. IU Bloomington also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Great Lakes Region rankings.

About 3.6% of IU Bloomington students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 5,026 students take at least one class online at IU Bloomington. There are roughly 5,192 part time students in attendance at IU Bloomington. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Our rankings recognize Michigan State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the city of East Lansing. Michigan State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Great Lakes Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.4%. There are approximately 9,273 students at Michigan State that take at least one class online. 6,488 students are part time.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best mathematics and statistics schools for non-traditional students. UW - Stout is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Menomonie.

About 3.6% of UW - Stout students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,378 students at UW - Stout that take at least one class online. 2,338 students are part time. UW - Stout does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best mathematics and statistics schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Ohio State also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Great Lakes Region rankings.

About 4.5% of Ohio State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 18,037 students at Ohio State that take at least one class online. 8,041 of Ohio State students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Illinois at Chicago as the #9 school in this year's rankings. UIC is a very large public school located in the large city of Chicago.

The student loan default rate at UIC is lower than is typical, just 3.1% of students default in three years. There are approximately 5,751 students at UIC that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,566 part time students in attendance at UIC. UIC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best mathematics and statistics schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Chicago, DePaul is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. There are approximately 4,606 students at DePaul that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,252 part time students in attendance at DePaul. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 805
Ohio 900
Illinois 1,448
Indiana 852
Wisconsin 797

Mathematics & Statistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 3,964
Statistics 1,906
Applied Mathematics 949
Other Statistics 129

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 33,030
Computer & Information Sciences 22,467
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 21,673
Engineering Technologies 10,876
Physical Sciences 6,740

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Notes and References

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*Avg Cost is for the top 21 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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