In 2021, the locations with the highest concentration of Math & Statistics degree recipients are New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Chicago, IL. The most common degree awarded to students studying Math & Statistics is a bachelors degree.

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Total Degrees

Awarded in 2021

Awarded in 2021

51,932

growing 0.352%

Median In-State

Public Tuition

Public Tuition

$7,770

growing 0.948%

Median Out-of-State

Private Tuition

Private Tuition

$37,970

growing 1.33%

Average Wage

$101,981

growing 1.38%

People in Workforce

726,608

growing 3.46%

Average Employee Age

44.3

declining 0.461%

In 2021, the locations with the highest concentration of Math & Statistics degree recipients are New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Chicago, IL. The most common degree awarded to students studying Math & Statistics is a bachelors degree.

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Math & Statistics and the types of students that study this field. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign awards the most degrees in Math & Statistics in the US, but Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and Amherst College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Math & Statistics.

Tuition costs for Math & Statistics majors are, on average, $7,770 for in-state public colleges, and $37,970 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Math & Statistics programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (765 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (31,056 completions).

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Math & Statistics

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Math & Statistics, is Public, 4-year or above (31,056 completions in 2021).

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$7,770

Median In-State Public

$37,970

Median Out of State Private

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has the most Math & Statistics degree recipients, with 863 degrees awarded in 2021.

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Highest Concentration Institution

- 33.2%
- 15.6%
- 12.8%

Out of all institutions that offer Math & Statistics programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Math & Statistics, with 33.2%.

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Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Math & Statistics

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Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Math & Statistics graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Math & Statistics majors is $101,981 and the most common occupations are Postsecondary teachers, Software developers, and Elementary & middle school teachers.

The industry that employs the most Math & Statistics majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals.

$101,981

Average Wage in Workforce

± $2,949

1.38%

1 Year Growth

± 4.09%

The average salary for Math & Statistics majors is $101,981 and the most common occupations are Postsecondary teachers, Software developers, and Elementary & middle school teachers.

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Math & Statistics majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Math & Statistics majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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The most common occupations Math & Statistics majors, by number of employees, are Postsecondary teachers, Software developers, and Elementary & middle school teachers.

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Math & Statistics majors working as Actuaries, Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians, and Computer and information research scientists.

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Math & Statistics majors are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, and Physicians.

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726,608

2020 Workforce

± 20,877

3.46%

1 Year Growth

± 3.96%

The number of Math & Statistics graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.46%, from 702,321 in 2019 to 726,608 in 2020.

The largest single share of Math & Statistics graduates go on to work as Postsecondary teachers (8.55%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Math & Statistics by share of the total number of graduates.

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The most common industries that employ Math & Statistics majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Computer Systems Design.

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The highest paying industries of Math & Statistics majors, by average wage, are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals, Foundries, and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments.

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726,608

2020 Workforce

± 20,877

3.46%

1 Year Growth

± 3.96%

The number of Math & Statistics graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.46%, from 702,321 in 2019 to 726,608 in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Math & Statistics graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Math & Statistics.

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PUMAS with a relatively high number of Math & Statistics majors

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Math & Statistics majors.

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Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Math & Statistics in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Math & Statistics is 44.3.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Math & Statistics degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Math & Statistics (20,162 students).

44.3

Average Age in 2020

± 0.403 Years

0.461%

1 Year Change

± 1.3%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Math & Statistics. The most common ages of employees with this major are 26 and 29 years old, which represent 2.73% and 2.69% of the population, respectively.

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The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Math & Statistics are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Associates Degree.

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Math & Statistics are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Doctorate degree.

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Male (60.1%)

Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by sex at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Math & Statistics.

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Most Common Race or Ethnicity

- White20,162 degrees awarded
- Non-resident Alien15,367 degrees awarded
- Asian6,430 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Math & Statistics for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination

- White Male8,753 degrees awarded
- White Female5,723 degrees awarded
- Non-resident Alien Male3,940 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Math & Statistics.

White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Most Common Countries of Origin

- India33,449 degree recipients
- China28,347 degree recipients
- Korea6,319 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

- USSR5.34 times more than expected
- Russia3.89 times more than expected
- Finland3.89 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in USSR that hold Math & Statistics degrees (5.34 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (33,449 degree recipients).

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Math & Statistics field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Math & Statistics majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Math & Statistics majors need more than the average amount of Programming, Technology Design, Systems Analysis, Mathematics, Systems Evaluation, Management of Financial Resources, Quality Control Analysis, Time Management, Writing, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Management of Material Resources, Critical Thinking, Operations Analysis, Persuasion, Speaking, Operation Monitoring, Reading Comprehension, Active Learning, Active Listening, Learning Strategies, Negotiation, Science, Instructing, Monitoring, Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, Management of Personnel Resources, Coordination, Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, Equipment Selection, Equipment Maintenance, Installation, and Repairing.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Math & Statistics majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Programming is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Writing, Speaking, Judgment and Decision Making, Complex Problem Solving, Systems Analysis, Active Learning, Systems Evaluation, Time Management, Mathematics, Monitoring, Persuasion, Social Perceptiveness, Coordination, Learning Strategies, Instructing, Service Orientation, Negotiation, Management of Personnel Resources, Science, Quality Control Analysis, Operation Monitoring, Operations Analysis, Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, Programming, Technology Design, Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, Equipment Selection, Equipment Maintenance, Installation, and Repairing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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