Mathematics and Statistics

For all the 203 degrees awarded in Mathematics and Statistics annually, the majority of them are Bachelors degree. Out of the 116 students earning degrees at the Bachelors degree level across the US, 66% percent identify as men and 34% percent identify as women. Though students at schools all over the country study Mathematics and Statistics, Maine has the most graduates. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Statistics is $53,700.

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Top Colleges for Mathematics and Statistics

If you’re interested in Mathematics and Statistics, then you should look at these top colleges, including Colby College, Gustavus Adolphus College and Luther College. Colby College is our best ranked institution for a degree in Mathematics and Statistics with 15 students graduating with this major annually at the Bachelors degree level. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Mathematics and Statistics Majors

For Mathematics and Statistics majors, some of the most in demand careers include Natural Sciences Managers, Statisticians and Actuaries. Additionally, Mathematics and Statistics graduates may land a high-paying job, such as Natural Sciences Managers or Actuaries.

Top Paying Careers for Mathematics and Statistics

  1. Natural Sciences Managers   (Median Wage: $123,860)
  2. Actuaries   (Median Wage: $102,880)
  3. Mathematicians   (Median Wage: $101,900)
  4. Statisticians   (Median Wage: $87,780)
  5. Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $73,230)
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