The locations with the highest concentration of Statistics degree recipients are New York, NY, , and Champaign, IL. The locations with a relatively high number of Statistics degree recipients are Williamstown, MA, Morris, MN, and Isla Vista, CA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Statistics is a masters degree.

Tuition costs for Statistics majors are, on average, $8,618 for in-state public colleges, and $47,942 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Statistics programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (159 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (4,801 completions).

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Statistics, is Public, 4-year or above (4,801 completions).

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

Out of all institutions that offer Statistics programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Columbia University in the City of New York and Carleton College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Statistics, with 3.92% and 3.76%, 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 closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Statistics is from the 2 Digit Course Math & Statistics.

736,056

2018 Workforce

± 21,012

2.47%

1 Year Growth

± 3.96%

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 Masters Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Math & Statistics degrees, and Non-resident Alien students earn the majority (3,441) of the degrees.

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Statistics is from the 2 Digit Course Math & Statistics.

44

Average Age in 2018

± 0.406 Years

1.51%

1 Year Change

± 1.31%

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 Statistics for each race & ethnicity. Non-resident Alien 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 Statistics. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Statistics is from the 2 Digit Course Math & Statistics.

Most Common Countries of Origin

India

34,525 degree recipients

China

30,974 degree recipients

Korea

7,550 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

Other Asia, not specified

6.61 times more than expected

Moldova

6.18 times more than expected

Spain

4.21 times more than expected

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 Statistics field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Statistics majors need many skills, but most especially Mathematics. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Statistics majors need more than the average amount of Programming, Mathematics, 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 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, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.