Mathematics & Statistics

2022 Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools

443 Colleges in the United States
51,056 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded
$47,652 Avg Early-Career Salary
Mathematics & Statistics is about average in terms of popularity for degree programs. That is, it ranks #20 out of the 38 majors across the country that we analyze each year. So, it might take a little more work to find colleges and universities that offer the degree program.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 443 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for mathematics and statistics students pursuing a degree. Combined, these schools handed out 51,056 degrees in mathematics and statistics to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Mathematics & Statistics School

Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools Your choice of mathematics and statistics school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for mathematics and statistics schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Mathematics & Statistics Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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If you want to learn more about how we derive our rankings, see College Factual's Methodology.

Best Schools for Mathematics & Statistics in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the mathematics and statistics degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Mathematics & Statistics

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
265 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Every student who is interested in mathematics and statistics needs to look into Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #2 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were approximately 265 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology get $72,648 above the typical graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#2

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In CA
237 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Every student pursuing a degree in mathematics and statistics has to look into Stanford University. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Stanford. A Best Schools rank of #3 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were approximately 237 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent data year.

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#3

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
225 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Every student who is interested in mathematics and statistics needs to take a look at Brown University. Located in the medium-sized city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 1st out of 10 colleges for overall quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were roughly 225 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics degree program at Brown University earn $44,048 more than the standard college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#4

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
590 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

University of Chicago is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in mathematics and statistics. Located in the large city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #7 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were roughly 590 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics major at University of Chicago earn $34,481 above the typical college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#5

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NH
98 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Dartmouth is a medium-sized private not-for-profit college located in the remote town of Hanover. A Best Schools rank of #6 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Dartmouth is a great college overall.

There were about 98 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent data year.

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#6

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
310 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Baltimore. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were about 310 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics major at Johns Hopkins University make $30,948 above the standard college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#7

Rice University

Houston, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In TX
129 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Rice is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Houston. This university ranks 1st out of 136 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were roughly 129 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Rice in the most recent data year.

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#8

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
154 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were roughly 154 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent data year. Mathematics & Statistics degree recipients from Duke University receive an earnings boost of about $27,048 above the typical income of mathematics and statistics majors.

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#9

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
300 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Harvard is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were approximately 300 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent year we have data available. Those mathematics and statistics students who get their degree from Harvard University receive $55,648 more than the average mathematics and statistics student.

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#10

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In PA
200 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 200 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year.

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#11

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In PA
35 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Swarthmore is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Swarthmore. This college ranks 3rd out of 134 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 35 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Swarthmore in the most recent data year.

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#12

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
225 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Ithaca. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 225 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available. Mathematics & Statistics degree recipients from Cornell University earn a boost of approximately $28,648 over the typical income of mathematics and statistics majors.

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#13

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
230 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #15 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were roughly 230 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics program at University of Notre Dame earn $27,848 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#14

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TN
257 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Vanderbilt is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Nashville. This university ranks 1st out of 50 colleges for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were approximately 257 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In IN

Located in the small city of Terre Haute, Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

There were about 28 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology in the most recent data year.

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#16

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
332 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 134 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were approximately 332 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent data year. Mathematics & Statistics degree recipients from Carnegie Mellon University receive an earnings boost of about $32,048 above the typical earnings of mathematics and statistics graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MO
181 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 55 colleges for overall quality in the state of Missouri.

There were roughly 181 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NJ
169 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Stevens is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Hoboken. This school ranks 3rd out of 49 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were roughly 169 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Stevens in the most recent data year.

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#19

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
145th Most Popular In CA

Harvey Mudd College is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Claremont. A Best Schools rank of #1 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Harvey Mudd College is a great college overall.

There were roughly 7 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Harvey Mudd College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#20

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
38 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Hamilton is a small private not-for-profit college located in the suburb of Clinton. This college ranks 5th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 38 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Hamilton in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics program at Hamilton College earn $11,548 more than the standard college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#21

Amherst College

Amherst, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
81 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Amherst is a small private not-for-profit college located in the suburb of Amherst. This college ranks 4th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 81 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Amherst in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics degree program at Amherst College make $13,348 more than the standard college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#22

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
201 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Northwestern is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Evanston. A Best Schools rank of #14 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were about 201 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent year we have data available. Mathematics & Statistics degree recipients from Northwestern University receive an earnings boost of approximately $23,348 over the average earnings of mathematics and statistics majors.

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#23

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
597 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 7th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 597 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available. Mathematics & Statistics degree recipients from New York University earn a boost of approximately $22,698 above the typical income of mathematics and statistics majors.

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#24

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In VA
80 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Williamsburg, William & Mary is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. This school ranks 4th out of 73 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were roughly 80 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at William & Mary in the most recent data year.

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#25

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
10th Most Popular In MA
72 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Tufts is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Medford. This university ranks 6th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 72 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Tufts in the most recent data year.

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Rest of the Top Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools

#25

Tufts University

Medford, MA
#26

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY
#27

Williams College

Williamstown, MA
#29

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
#30

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
#31

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

#33

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
#34

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA
#36

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA
#38

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
#39

Trinity College

Hartford, CT

#41

Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN

#44

Denison University

Granville, OH
#45

Boston University

Boston, MA

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 443 different United States mathematics and statistics schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
51 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
52 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
53 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
54 Reed College Portland, OR
55 Emory University Atlanta, GA
56 Carleton College Northfield, MN
57 Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA
58 St Olaf College Northfield, MN
59 George Washington University Washington, DC
60 Villanova University Villanova, PA
61 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
62 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
63 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
64 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
65 College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, MN
66 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Mathematics & Statistics students that almost earned our Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools award.

Rank College Location
67 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
68 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
69 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
70 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
71 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA
72 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
73 Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO
74 Saint Johns University Collegeville, MN
75 Clemson University Clemson, SC
76 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
77 Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
78 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
79 University of Delaware Newark, DE
80 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
81 Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, MN
82 Providence College Providence, RI
83 Bryant University Smithfield, RI
84 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
85 Drake University Des Moines, IA
86 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
87 Stonehill College Easton, MA
88 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA

Mathematics & Statistics by Region

View the Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools for a specific region near you.

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

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Mathematics & Statistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 30,668
Applied Mathematics 10,350
Statistics 9,304
Other Statistics 560
Applied Statistics 174

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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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