In 2021, the locations with the highest concentration of General Mathematics degree recipients are New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Irvine, CA. The most common degree awarded to students studying General Mathematics is a bachelors degree.

General Mathematics

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Total Degrees

Awarded in 2021

Awarded in 2021

29,793

declining 2.75%

Median In-State

Public Tuition

Public Tuition

$7,070

growing 0.0425%

Median Out-of-State

Private Tuition

Private Tuition

$34,690

growing 1.2%

Average Wage

$107,565

growing 5.48%

People in Workforce

754,713

growing 3.87%

Average Employee Age

44.2

declining 0.3%

In 2021, the locations with the highest concentration of General Mathematics degree recipients are New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Irvine, CA. The most common degree awarded to students studying General Mathematics is a bachelors degree.

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Mathematics and the types of students that study this field. University of Wisconsin-Madison awards the most degrees in General Mathematics in the US, but Amherst College and Williams College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Mathematics.

Tuition costs for General Mathematics majors are, on average, $7,070 for in-state public colleges, and $34,690 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers General Mathematics programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (731 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (17,897 completions).

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Mathematics

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in General Mathematics, is Public, 4-year or above (17,897 completions in 2021).

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$7,070

Median In-State Public

$34,690

Median Out of State Private

University of Wisconsin-Madison has the most General Mathematics degree recipients, with 443 degrees awarded in 2021.

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Highest Concentration Institution

- 10.7%
- 10.4%
- 9.89%

Out of all institutions that offer General Mathematics programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Amherst College has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Mathematics, with 10.7%.

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Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Mathematics

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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 $107,565 and the most common occupations are Postsecondary teachers, Software developers, and Secondary 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.

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Mathematics is from the 2 Digit Course Math & Statistics.

$107,565

Average Wage in Workforce

± $3,055

5.48%

1 Year Growth

± 3.84%

The average salary for Math & Statistics majors is $107,565 and the most common occupations are Postsecondary teachers, Software developers, and Secondary school teachers.

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The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Mathematics is from the 2 Digit Course Math & Statistics.

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

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The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Mathematics is from the 2 Digit Course Math & Statistics.

The most common occupations Math & Statistics majors, by number of employees, are Postsecondary teachers, Software developers, and Secondary 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 Surgeons, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents.

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754,713

2021 Workforce

± 21,275

3.87%

1 Year Growth

± 3.88%

The number of Math & Statistics graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.87%, from 726,608 in 2020 to 754,713 in 2021.

The largest single share of Math & Statistics graduates go on to work as Postsecondary teachers (8.39%). 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, Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers, and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments.

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754,713

2021 Workforce

± 21,275

3.87%

1 Year Growth

± 3.88%

The number of Math & Statistics graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.87%, from 726,608 in 2020 to 754,713 in 2021.

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 44.2.

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 (13,579 students).

44.2

Average Age in 2021

± 0.395 Years

0.3%

1 Year Change

± 1.28%

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 2.84% and 2.83% of the population, respectively.

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The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in General Mathematics are Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree, and Masters 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 (61%)

Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Most Common Race or Ethnicity

- White13,579 degrees awarded
- Non-resident Alien5,302 degrees awarded
- Hispanic or Latino4,296 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in General Mathematics 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 Male6,134 degrees awarded
- White Female4,360 degrees awarded
- Non-resident Alien Male2,208 degrees awarded

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

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

- India35,123 degree recipients
- China30,788 degree recipients
- Korea7,067 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

- USSR5.66 times more than expected
- Czechoslovakia4.32 times more than expected
- China3.77 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in USSR that hold Math & Statistics degrees (5.66 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 (35,123 degree recipients).

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