Mathematics & Statistics

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.

For this year's Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking, we looked at 190 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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 veterans and active service members.

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. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools for Veterans list to help you make the college decision.

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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 fairly 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 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $20,495. To help with additional expenses, 43 students received funds 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. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Carnegie Mellon has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States ranking.

Of the 14,029 students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon, 107 were 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.

Among the 10,257 students enrolled at Brown, 96 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 62 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $26,273. In addition to receiving other benefits, 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 medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly 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.

Our most recent data shows that 378 of the 31,566 students enrolled at Harvard were GI Bill® students, of which 297 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $22,846. In addition to receiving other benefits, 175 students qualified for 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 suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at SUNY Stony Brook, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, SUNY Stony Brook supports 26,256 students, and 205 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 137 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,824. SUNY Stony Brook does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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 fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore. Johns Hopkins also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list, coming in at #6.

Of the 26,152 students enrolled at Johns Hopkins, 583 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 556 were 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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#7

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Our rankings recognize University of Chicago as the #7 school in this year's rankings. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UChicago, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States ranking.

Of the 17,002 students enrolled at UChicago, 181 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 107 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $19,167. During this same period, 54 students received scholarships 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 large city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public college with a very large student population. Wisconsin also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list, coming in at #9.

Among the 43,463 students enrolled at Wisconsin, 554 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 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. Wisconsin does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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. UC Berkeley also made our Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States list, coming in at #7.

Of the 42,501 students enrolled at UC Berkeley, 557 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 401 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $22,465. On top of their other funding sources, 3 students qualified for 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.

Our most recent data shows that 1,278 of the 47,400 students enrolled at UW Seattle were GI Bill® students, of which 780 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,461. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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.

Among the 47,310 students enrolled at USC, 1,323 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 908 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $21,271. During this same period, 415 students received scholarships through 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 school with a very 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.

Of the 49,702 students enrolled at UIUC, 500 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 247 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,702. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#13

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

The #13 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Purdue University - Main Campus. Located in the 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 tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,363. In addition to receiving other benefits, 32 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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New York University

New York, NY

New York University earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly 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 tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,831. In addition to receiving other benefits, 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.

Among the 68,679 students enrolled at Texas A&M, 2,040 are 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 large city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public college 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.

Among the 28,673 students enrolled at Pitt, 513 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 419 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,875. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 very large public school located in the medium-sized 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.

Among the 46,716 students enrolled at U of Michigan, 509 are 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. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 school 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.

Among the 23,600 students enrolled at Cornell, 621 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 519 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,152. To help with additional expenses, 150 students received funds 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 large city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public college 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 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school 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.

According to our most recent data, Rutgers New Brunswick supports 50,254 students, and 442 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 256 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $12,136. In addition to receiving other benefits, 4 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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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 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.

According to our most recent data, UMN Twin Cities supports 50,734 students, and 824 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 585 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,664. UMN Twin Cities does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - Santa Barbara as the #22 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public school 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.

Our most recent data shows that 296 of the 25,976 students enrolled at UCSB were GI Bill® students, of which 154 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,044. To help with additional expenses, 5 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. UCSB does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Connecticut comes in at #23 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public college with a very 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.

According to our most recent data, UCONN supports 27,412 students, and 360 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 202 are 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.

Among the 22,127 students enrolled at Northwestern U, 124 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 81 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school 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 tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,762. During this same period, 4 students received scholarships 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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