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2020 Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in Massachusetts

Approximately 47,138 mathematics and statistics degrees were awarded to students last year in the United States. 2,587 of these diplomas were given by schools in Massachusetts alone, making it the 4th most popular state for mathematics and statistics students. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in Massachusetts ranking analyzed 24 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 3 colleges for Mathematics & Statistics students in Massachusetts.

Choosing a Great Mathematics & Statistics School

Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics in Massachusetts Your choice of mathematics and statistics school matters. Important measures of a quality mathematics and statistics program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

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

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 1% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 1%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 11 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A mathematics and statistics degree from colleges on this list typically translates into higher than average earnings following graduation. Recent mathematics and statistics graduates from Massachusetts schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $64,269 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Mathematics & Statistics students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other mathematics and statistics students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized mathematics and statistics related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Mathematics & Statistics students in Massachusetts.

Best Schools to Study Mathematics & Statistics in Massachusetts

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study mathematics and statistics.

Top 10 Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges in Massachusetts

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University is a wonderful choice for individuals pursuing a Mathematics & Statistics degree. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge. This college ranks 2nd out of 70 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

For those interested in something more advanced, Harvard also offers 2 different higher degree levels in mathematics and statistics, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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It is hard to beat Massachusetts Institute of Technology if you want to pursue mathematics and statistics as a major. Located in the medium-sized city Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 2 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means MIT is a great college overall.

There are about 249 mathematics and statistics undergrads enrolled in this degree at MIT.

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#3

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

It's difficult to beat Williams College if you wish to pursue mathematics and statistics as a major. Williams is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Williamstown. This college ranks 3rd out of 70 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

A preferred major for mathematics and statistics undergraduates, there are about 93 individuals studying this degree at Williams.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute is one of the finest schools in the country for mathematics and statistics. WPI is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Worcester. This college ranks 9th out of 70 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

With 77 undergrads, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is one of most popular colleges to study mathematics and statistics in Massachusetts.

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College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

Holy Cross is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Worcester. This school ranks 4th out of 70 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

College of the Holy Cross is a fairly popular school to study mathematics and statistics in Massachusetts exceeding 47 graduations last year.

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Tufts University

Medford, MA

Located in the suburb Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. This college ranks 10th out of 70 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

A popular choice for mathematics and statistics undergrads, there are roughly 53 learners enrolled in this program at Tufts.

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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College is a large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Chestnut Hill. This school ranks 12th out of 70 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

Boston College is a fairly popular college to study mathematics and statistics in Massachusetts with over 213 graduations last year.

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Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Located in the small city Waltham, Brandeis is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. This school ranks 14th out of 70 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

For those interested in something more advanced, Brandeis also offers 3 different higher degree levels in mathematics and statistics, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Located in the city Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 15th out of 70 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

With 84 undergraduates, Northeastern University is one of most popular colleges to study mathematics and statistics in Massachusetts.

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UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Amherst. This college ranks 18th out of 70 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

A favorite major for mathematics and statistics undergrads, there are about 218 students studying this program at UMass Amherst.

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Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Maine 38 166
Rhode Island 38 303
New Hampshire 37 303
Connecticut 37 904
Vermont 36 158

Mathematics & Statistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 29,945
Applied Mathematics 8,560
Statistics 8,180
Other Statistics 453

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 209,723
Engineering 197,582
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 157,997
Engineering Technologies 92,253
Physical Sciences 53,768

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to brewbooks.

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