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2021 Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States Region

8 Colleges
2,243 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,759 Avg Cost*

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

Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States 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, 2,243 went to students in the Plains States region of the United States.

This year's Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States Region ranking analyzed 8 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent mathematics and statistics programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the mathematics and statistics program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

More Ways to Rank Mathematics & Statistics Schools

The mathematics and statistics school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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

Check out the mathematics and statistics programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities has taken the #1 spot in this year's mathematics and statistics ranking for non-traditional students. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the city of Minneapolis. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UMN Twin Cities has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Plains States Region ranking.

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. 10,971 of UMN Twin Cities 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 Iowa

Iowa City, IA

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Iowa. Iowa is a very large public school located in the small city of Iowa City. Iowa not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Plains States Region list.

The student loan default rate at Iowa is lower than is typical, just 2.5% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,073 students take at least one class online at Iowa. 5,224 of Iowa students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Iowa State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a very large student population. Iowa State also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Plains States Region list, coming in at #4.

The student loan default rate at Iowa State is lower than is typical, just 3.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 6,215 students take at least one class online at Iowa State. About 3,779 of the students at Iowa State are attending part time. Iowa State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Minnesota - Duluth landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best mathematics and statistics schools for non-traditional students. UMN Duluth is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Duluth. UMN Duluth did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Plains States Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.0%. Approximately 1,853 students take at least one class online at UMN Duluth. There are roughly 1,571 part time students in attendance at UMN Duluth. UMN Duluth does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Nebraska - Lincoln as the #5 school in this year's rankings. UNL is a very large public school located in the city of Lincoln. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UNL has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Plains States Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at UNL is lower than is typical, just 3.5% of students default in three years. Approximately 10,178 students take at least one class online at UNL. 3,629 of UNL students are attending part time. UNL does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#6

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Saint Louis University. SLU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Louis. SLU also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the Plains States Region list, coming in at #8.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.5%. 1,113 of SLU students are exclusively distance learners. 3,918 of SLU students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Cedar Falls, UNI is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.9%. There are approximately 2,118 students at UNI that take at least one class online. 1,923 of UNI students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Missouri State University - Springfield. Located in the midsize city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public college with a very large student population.

The student loan default rate at Missouri State is lower than is typical, just 5.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 6,703 students take at least one class online at Missouri State. There are roughly 7,188 part time students in attendance at Missouri State. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 Plains States region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 500
Minnesota 786
Kansas 179
South Dakota 81
Iowa 466
Nebraska 167
North Dakota 64

Mathematics & Statistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 2,109
Statistics 579
Applied Mathematics 240
Other Statistics 30

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Majors Similar to Mathematics & Statistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 12,039
Computer & Information Sciences 11,250
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 10,570
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 5,708
Engineering Technologies 4,594

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 8 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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