In 2022, 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 2022

Awarded in 2022

50,646

declining 3.34%

Median In-State

Public Tuition

Public Tuition

$7,851

growing 1%

Median Out-of-State

Private Tuition

Private Tuition

$39,312

growing 3.48%

Average Wage

$116,385

growing 8.34%

People in Workforce

776,185

growing 2.57%

Average Employee Age

43.9

declining 0.609%

In 2022, 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 California-Los Angeles (110662) 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, $7,851 for in-state public colleges, and $39,312 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 (755 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (29,975 completions).

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Math & Statistics (2022)

- 883 degrees awarded
- 821 degrees awarded
- 715 degrees awarded

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Math & Statistics, is Public, 4-year or above (29,975 completions in 2022).

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$7,851

Median In-State Public

$39,312

Median Out of State Private

University of California-Los Angeles (110662) has the most Math & Statistics degree recipients, with 883 degrees awarded in 2022.

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Highest Concentration Institution

- 28.7%
- 13.7%
- 12.7%

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 28.7%.

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Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Math & Statistics

- 2,826 degrees awarded
- 1,633 degrees awarded
- 1,370 degrees awarded

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Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

- 1.1k%
- 700%
- 500%

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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 $116,385 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.

$116,385

Average Wage in Workforce

± $3,273

8.34%

1 Year Growth

± 3.69%

The average salary for Math & Statistics majors is $116,385 and the most common occupations are Postsecondary teachers, Software developers, and Secondary school teachers.

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Highest Paying Pumas

- $403,389
- $369,159
- $333,895

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 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians.

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776,185

2022 Workforce

± 21,575

2.57%

1 Year Growth

± 3.86%

The number of Math & Statistics graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.57%, from 756,726 in 2021 to 776,185 in 2022.

The largest single share of Math & Statistics graduates go on to work as Postsecondary teachers (8.17%). 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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776,185

2022 Workforce

± 21,575

2.57%

1 Year Growth

± 3.86%

The number of Math & Statistics graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.57%, from 756,726 in 2021 to 776,185 in 2022.

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

- 6.03
- 5.73
- 5.33

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.

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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 43.9.

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 (19,933 students).

43.9

Average Age in 2022

± 0.391 Years

0.609%

1 Year Change

± 1.27%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Math & Statistics. The most common ages of employees with this major are 30 and 31 years old, which represent 2.91% and 2.85% 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 (61.1%)

Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Most Common Race or Ethnicity

- White19,933 degrees awarded
- Non-resident Alien14,025 degrees awarded
- Asian6,952 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 Male8,585 degrees awarded
- White Female5,392 degrees awarded
- Non-resident Alien Male3,892 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

- India34,510 degree recipients
- China32,966 degree recipients
- Korea7,166 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

- USSR6.32 times more than expected
- Czechoslovakia4.1 times more than expected
- Other Asia, not specified4.03 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in USSR that hold Math & Statistics degrees (6.32 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 (34,510 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 Mathematics. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Math & Statistics majors need more than the average amount of Programming, Mathematics, and Management of Financial Resources.

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 Mathematics, Critical Thinking, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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