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2023 Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools

277 Colleges in the United States
52,396 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded
$49,845 Avg Early-Career Salary
When it comes to popularity, mathematics and statistics sits in the middle of the road, ranking #17 out of 38 majors in the country. So, it might take a little more work to find colleges and universities that offer the degree program.

College Factual reviewed 277 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of mathematics and statistics. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 52,396 degrees in mathematics and statistics during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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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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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

#1

Brown University

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

Every student who is interested in mathematics and statistics needs to check out Brown University. Located in the city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #11 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 178.00000000000003 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics degree program at Brown University earn $55,687 more than the typical college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#2

University of Chicago

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

University of Chicago is one of the best 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 Colleges rank of #7 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were about 797 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent year we have data available. Those mathematics and statistics students who get their degree from University of Chicago make $52,946 more than the standard mathematics and statistics student.

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

Any student who is interested in mathematics and statistics needs to look into Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #1 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were roughly 228 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent year we have data available. Those mathematics and statistics students who get their degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology make $32,951 more than the standard mathematics and statistics graduate.

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#4

Johns Hopkins University

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

Johns Hopkins University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in mathematics and statistics. Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Baltimore. A Best Colleges rank of #9 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were about 332 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent year we have data available. Mathematics & Statistics degree recipients from Johns Hopkins University get an earnings boost of around $38,074 over the typical income of mathematics and statistics majors.

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#5

Carnegie Mellon University

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

Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #8 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Carnegie Mellon is a great university overall.

There were roughly 353 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics major at Carnegie Mellon University earn $40,566 above the typical college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#6

Cornell University

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

Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Ithaca. A Best Colleges rank of #13 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were approximately 236 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available. Those mathematics and statistics students who get their degree from Cornell University earn $30,738 more than the typical mathematics and statistics student.

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#7

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
117 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Dartmouth is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit college located in the town of Hanover. This college ranks 1st out of 17 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Hampshire.

There were approximately 117 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent data year. Mathematics & Statistics degree recipients from Dartmouth College get an earnings boost of about $26,168 over the typical earnings of mathematics and statistics graduates.

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#8

University of Notre Dame

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

Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #16 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were approximately 275 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent data year. Mathematics & Statistics degree recipients from University of Notre Dame get an earnings boost of around $19,644 over the typical earnings of mathematics and statistics graduates.

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#9

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
289 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Vanderbilt is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Nashville. This university ranks 1st out of 45 schools for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were roughly 289 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year. Those mathematics and statistics students who get their degree from Vanderbilt University receive $33,086 more than the average mathematics and statistics student.

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#10

Harvard University

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

Harvard is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Cambridge. A Best Colleges rank of #12 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were about 253 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent data year. Mathematics & Statistics degree recipients from Harvard University earn a boost of around $40,605 over the typical earnings of mathematics and statistics majors.

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

Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 48 colleges for overall quality in the state of Missouri.

There were about 212.99999999999997 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year. Mathematics & Statistics degree recipients from Washington University in St Louis receive an earnings boost of around $8,051 over the average earnings of mathematics and statistics graduates.

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#12

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 small city of Evanston. A Best Colleges rank of #5 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were roughly 201 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent data year. Those mathematics and statistics students who get their degree from Northwestern University receive $19,985 more than the standard mathematics and statistics graduate.

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#13

New York University

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

Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 143 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 720 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics major at New York University earn $34,053 more than the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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

Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #14 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were approximately 837 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year. Those mathematics and statistics students who get their degree from Columbia University in the City of New York earn $29,147 more than the typical mathematics and statistics grad.

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

Located in the large city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 170 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 804 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent year we have data available. Those mathematics and statistics students who get their degree from University of California - Los Angeles earn $3,015 more than the typical mathematics and statistics student.

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

USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Los Angeles. A Best Colleges rank of #18 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were approximately 252 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics program at University of Southern California earn $12,016 above the standard college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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

U-M is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor. This university ranks 1st out of 57 colleges for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were roughly 520 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at U-M in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics major at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor make $14,829 more than the average college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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

UC Berkeley is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Berkeley. A Best Colleges rank of #17 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

There were approximately 718 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics program at University of California - Berkeley make $13,172 above the typical college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#19

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
213 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 69 colleges for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were roughly 213 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Emory in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics program at Emory University get $16,276 more than the standard college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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

Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 46 colleges for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were roughly 673 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the mathematics and statistics program state that they receive average early career income of $51,817.

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#21

Williams College

Williamstown, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
86 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Located in the fringe town of Williamstown, Williams is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 3rd out of 63 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 86 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Williams in the most recent data year. Those mathematics and statistics students who get their degree from Williams College earn $10,688 more than the average mathematics and statistics student.

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

Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 4th out of 116 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were roughly 275 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at SMU in the most recent year we have data available. Those mathematics and statistics students who get their degree from Southern Methodist University make $18,618 more than the standard mathematics and statistics grad.

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#23

Amherst College

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

Amherst is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Amherst. This college ranks 8th out of 63 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 73 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 program at Amherst College get $15,125 more than the standard college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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

UMCP is a very large public university located in the large suburb of College Park. This university ranks 2nd out of 34 schools for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There were approximately 325 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent year we have data available. Mathematics & Statistics degree recipients from University of Maryland - College Park receive an earnings boost of approximately $6,994 over the typical earnings of mathematics and statistics majors.

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#25

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
383 Mathematics & Statistics Degrees Awarded

Purdue is a very large public university located in the city of West Lafayette. This university ranks 2nd out of 42 schools for overall quality in the state of Indiana.

There were approximately 383 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the mathematics and statistics major at Purdue University - Main Campus earn $6,366 more than the standard college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Rest of the Top Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools

#25

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#27

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
#30

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA
#31

George Washington University

Washington, DC

#33

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
#34

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
#35

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA
#36

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
#37

Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN
#39

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

#41

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

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
42 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
43 Carleton College Northfield, MN
44 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
45 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
46 Northeastern University Boston, MA
47 Boston University Boston, MA
48 Villanova University Villanova, PA
49 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
50 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
51 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
52 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
53 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
54 Clemson University Clemson, SC
55 University of Florida Gainesville, FL

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Region
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Mathematics & Statistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 30,202
Applied Mathematics 11,107
Statistics 9,979
Other Statistics 644
Applied Statistics 464

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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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