The locations with the highest concentration of Math & Statistics degree recipients are New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Chicago, IL. The locations with a relatively high number of Math & Statistics degree recipients are Crawfordsville, IN, Williamstown, MA, and Northfield, MN. 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. Columbia University in the City of New York awards the most degrees in Math & Statistics in the US, but Wabash College and Williams College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Math & Statistics.

Tuition costs for Math & Statistics majors are, on average, $7,201 for in-state public colleges, and $34,000 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 (770 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (25,853 completions).

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Math & Statistics, is Public, 4-year or above (25,853 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Math & Statistics programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

Out of all institutions that offer Math & Statistics programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Wabash College and Williams College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Math & Statistics, with 14.6% and 12.3%, respectively.

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.

The number of Math & Statistics graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.47%, from 718,331 in 2017 to 736,056 in 2018.

The largest single share of Math & Statistics graduates go on to work as Postsecondary teachers (8.29%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Math & Statistics by share of the total number of graduates.

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

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Math & Statistics in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Math & Statistics is 44, and 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 earn the majority (19,429) of the degrees.

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 30 years old, which represent 2.92% and 2.84% of the population, respectively.

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.

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Math & Statistics. White Male students, who earn most of the degree-grads_ethnicity_genders in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Other Asia, not specified that hold Math & Statistics degrees (6.61 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 (34,525 degree recipients).

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 Mathematics. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Math & Statistics majors need more than the average amount of Mathematics, Programming, and Science.

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 Mathematics is very distinctive for majors, but the Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.