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2022 Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor's Degree Schools

442 Colleges in the United States
32,075 Bachelor's Degrees
When it comes to popularity, a bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics sits in the middle of the road, ranking #18 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 442 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for bachelor's degree seekers in the field of mathematics and statistics. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 32,075 bachelor's degrees in mathematics and statistics during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Mathematics & Statistics School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor's Degree Schools Your choice of mathematics and statistics for getting your bachelor's degree school matters. Important measures of a quality mathematics and statistics program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a bachelor's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 4% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 2%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 34 to 0 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of bachelor's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their bachelor's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on mathematics and statistics students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of mathematics and statistics students who choose to seek a bachelor's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for mathematics and statistics to pay back their student loans after receiving their bachelor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized mathematics and statistics related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for mathematics and statistics students working on their bachelor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 Bachelor's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Mathematics & Statistics in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics. 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 for a Bachelor's in Mathematics & Statistics

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MA
126 Annual Graduates

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a wonderful choice for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics. MIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #2 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were about 126 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent data year.

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#2

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In CA
89 Annual Graduates

Stanford University is a great choice for students interested in a bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics. Located in the suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #3 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

With 89 students who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, Stanford University is one of the most popular universities to study mathematics and statistics in the United States.

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#3

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In RI
199 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat Brown University if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics. Brown is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Providence. This university ranks 1st out of 9 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were about 199 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent year we have data available.

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#4

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IL
235 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat University of Chicago if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #10 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were about 235 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year.

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#5

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NH
87 Annual Graduates

Located in the remote town of Hanover, Dartmouth is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #6 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Dartmouth is a great college overall.

There were approximately 87 mathematics and statistics individuals 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
2nd Most Popular In MD
122 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 22 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Maryland.

There were roughly 122 mathematics and statistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent data year.

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#7

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TN
121 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 35 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were about 121 mathematics and statistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year.

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#8

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NY
134 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #15 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

Cornell University is a fairly popular university to study mathematics and statistics in the United States with approximately 134 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NC
99 Annual Graduates

Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #7 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

With 99 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, Duke University is one of the most popular universities to study mathematics and statistics in the United States.

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#10

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MA
238 Annual Graduates

Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #8 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were about 238 mathematics and statistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent data year.

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#11

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In PA
130 Annual Graduates

UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #9 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were about 130 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available.

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#12

Rice University

Houston, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In TX
77 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Houston, Rice is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. This university ranks 1st out of 84 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Texas.

Rice University is one of the most popular universities to study mathematics and statistics in the United States with roughly 77 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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#13

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA
5th Most Popular In PA
35 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Swarthmore, Swarthmore is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 3rd out of 100 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

With 35 individuals who completed this degree in the most recent data year, Swarthmore College is one of the most popular colleges to study mathematics and statistics in the United States.

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#14

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IN
180 Annual Graduates

Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Notre Dame. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #14 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were about 180 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MO
95 Annual Graduates

WUSTL is a large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Saint Louis. This university ranks 1st out of 40 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Missouri.

There were about 95 mathematics and statistics individuals who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year.

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#16

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In PA
261 Annual Graduates

Carnegie Mellon is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Pittsburgh. This university ranks 2nd out of 100 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 261 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent year we have data available.

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5th Most Popular In IN
28 Annual Graduates

Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Terre Haute.

Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology is one of the most popular schools to study mathematics and statistics in the United States with approximately 28 graduates in the most recent data year.

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#18

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA
52nd Most Popular In CA
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Claremont, Harvey Mudd College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #1 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Harvey Mudd College is a great college overall.

With 7 students who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, Harvey Mudd College is one of the most popular colleges to study mathematics and statistics in the United States.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MI
287 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 40 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Michigan.

There were roughly 287 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at U-M in the most recent data year.

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#20

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In IL
162 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #16 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were roughly 162 mathematics and statistics students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent data year.

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#21

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY
13th Most Popular In NY
38 Annual Graduates

Located in the medium-sized suburb of Clinton, Hamilton is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 5th out of 124 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

Hamilton College is one of the most popular colleges to study mathematics and statistics in the United States with about 38 graduates in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NJ
56 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Hoboken, Stevens is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. This school ranks 2nd out of 30 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New Jersey.

Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the most popular schools to study mathematics and statistics in the United States with approximately 56 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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#23

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC
65 Annual Graduates

Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #17 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 65 mathematics and statistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year.

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#24

Amherst College

Amherst, MA
5th Most Popular In MA
81 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Amherst, Amherst is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 4th out of 56 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

With 81 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, Amherst College is one of the most popular colleges to study mathematics and statistics in the United States.

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#25

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In MA
86 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. This college ranks 5th out of 56 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

With 86 students who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, Boston College is one of the most popular colleges to study mathematics and statistics in the United States.

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Rest of the Top Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor's Degree Schools

#25

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
#26

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
#27

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA
#29

Tufts University

Medford, MA
#30

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

#32

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

#33

Williams College

Williamstown, MA
#34

New York University

New York, NY
#35

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA
#37

Boston University

Boston, MA
#39

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
#40

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

#42

Trinity College

Hartford, CT
#44

Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN
#47

Denison University

Granville, OH

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 442 different United States mathematics and statistics schools we analyzed.

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

Honorable Mentions

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

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

Mathematics & Statistics by Region

View the Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor's Degree 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 22,096
Statistics 4,906
Applied Mathematics 4,547
Other Statistics 490
Applied Statistics 36

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 132,166
Engineering 130,534
Computer & Information Sciences 101,570
Physical Sciences 32,457
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 21,995
Natural Resources & Conservation 21,733
Engineering Technologies 19,688
Architecture & Related Services 9,187
Communications Technologies & Support 4,657
Science Technologies / Technicians 618

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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to brewbooks. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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