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2021 Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Veterans in the United States

190 Colleges
30,991 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,586 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools for Vets

Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesIn 2018-2019, 30,991 people earned their bachelor's in mathematics and statistics, making the major the #18 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking looked at 190 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 veteran support.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the mathematics and statistics program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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2021 Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools for Veterans in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying mathematics and statistics.

Top 25 Most Veteran Friendly Mathematics & Statistics Schools

Massachusetts Institute of Technology landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. MIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge. MIT also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States rankings.

Our most recent data shows that 119 of the 11,574 students enrolled at MIT were GI Bill® students, of which 87 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $20,495. During this same period, 43 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list.

Among the 14,029 students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon, 107 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 80 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $19,066. On top of their other funding sources, 40 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#3

Brown University

Providence, RI

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Brown University. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Providence. Brown did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 96 of the 10,257 students enrolled at Brown were GI Bill® students, of which 62 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $26,273. On top of their other funding sources, 58 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Harvard University. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. Harvard not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list.

Of the 31,566 students enrolled at Harvard, 378 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 297 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,846. To help with additional expenses, 175 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Stony Brook University. Located in the large suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public college with a fairly large student population. SUNY Stony Brook also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list, coming in at #8.

Among the 26,256 students enrolled at SUNY Stony Brook, 205 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 137 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,824. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Johns Hopkins, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Johns Hopkins supports 26,152 students, and 583 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 556 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,073. To help with additional expenses, 49 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Our rankings recognize University of Chicago as the #7 school in this year's rankings. UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago. UChicago also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States rankings.

Among the 17,002 students enrolled at UChicago, 181 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 107 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $19,167. To help with additional expenses, 54 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. Located in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a very large student population. Wisconsin also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States rankings.

Our most recent data shows that 554 of the 43,463 students enrolled at Wisconsin were GI Bill® students, of which 346 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,489. On top of their other funding sources, 21 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of California - Berkeley earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UC Berkeley, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 557 of the 42,501 students enrolled at UC Berkeley were GI Bill® students, of which 401 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $22,465. To help with additional expenses, 3 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the large city of Seattle. UW Seattle also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

According to our most recent data, UW Seattle supports 47,400 students, and 1,278 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 780 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,461. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Southern California as the #11 school in this year's rankings. USC is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, USC is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list.

Of the 47,310 students enrolled at USC, 1,323 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 908 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,271. In addition to receiving other benefits, 415 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. USC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign landed the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, UIUC is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, UIUC supports 49,702 students, and 500 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 247 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,702. UIUC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

The #13 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Purdue University - Main Campus. 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 in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Purdue supports 44,474 students, and 761 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 556 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,363. In addition to receiving other benefits, 32 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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New York University

New York, NY

New York University earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, NYU is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, NYU supports 51,847 students, and 681 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 482 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $21,831. On top of their other funding sources, 265 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The #15 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas A&M University - College Station. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of College Station. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Texas A&M also did well on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 68,679 students enrolled at Texas A&M, 2,040 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,388 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,525. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus earned the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public school with a very large student population. Pitt excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 513 of the 28,673 students enrolled at Pitt were GI Bill® students, of which 419 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,875. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor landed the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. U of Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, U of Michigan also did well on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 46,716 students enrolled at U of Michigan, 509 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 321 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $26,841. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University comes in at #18 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Cornell also did well on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Our most recent data shows that 621 of the 23,600 students enrolled at Cornell were GI Bill® students, of which 519 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,152. During this same period, 150 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The #19 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Los Angeles. Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UCLA also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States ranking.

Among the 44,537 students enrolled at UCLA, 623 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 444 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $26,825.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #20 in this year's ranking. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public school located in the city of New Brunswick. Rutgers New Brunswick excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list.

Of the 50,254 students enrolled at Rutgers New Brunswick, 442 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 256 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $12,136. During this same period, 4 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities landed the #21 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis. UMN Twin Cities also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 824 of the 50,734 students enrolled at UMN Twin Cities were GI Bill® students, of which 585 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,664. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - Santa Barbara as the #22 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UCSB also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States ranking.

Among the 25,976 students enrolled at UCSB, 296 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 154 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,044. In addition to receiving other benefits, 5 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Connecticut comes in at #23 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UCONN also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States ranking.

Among the 27,412 students enrolled at UCONN, 360 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 202 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,054.

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Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University landed the #24 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value mathematics and statistics schools. Northwestern U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Evanston. Northwestern U also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

Of the 22,127 students enrolled at Northwestern U, 124 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 81 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $27,950. In addition to receiving other benefits, 47 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - San Diego as the #25 school in this year's rankings. UCSD is a fairly large public school located in the large city of La Jolla. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UCSD also did well on our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 37,887 students enrolled at UCSD, 730 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 396 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,762. To help with additional expenses, 4 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
#27

University of Houston

Houston, TX

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 Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
29 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
30 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
31 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
32 Duke University Durham, NC
33 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
34 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
35 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
36 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
37 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
38 Bryant University Smithfield, RI

Mathematics & Statistics by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
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

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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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