Statistics

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

7,326

growing 10.7%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$8,618

growing 0.584%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$47,942

growing 5.04%

Average Wage

$98,826

growing 3.86%

People in Workforce

736,056

growing 2.47%

Average Employee Age

44

declining 1.51%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of Statistics degree recipients are New York, NY, Champaign, IL, and Chicago, 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.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Statistics and the types of students that study this field. Columbia University in the City of New York awards the most degrees in Statistics in the US, but Columbia University in the City of New York and Carleton College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Statistics.

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).

Institutions

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

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$8,618

Median In-State Public

$47,942

Median Out of State Private

Columbia University in the City of New York has the most Statistics degree recipients, with 501 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

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.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Statistics

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Statistics.

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Employment

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 $98,826 and the most common occupations are Postsecondary teachers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Software developers.

The industry that employs the most Math & Statistics majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. .

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$98,826

Average Wage in Workforce

± $2,952

3.86%

1 Year Growth

± 3.98%

The average salary for Math & Statistics majors is $98,826 and the most common occupations are Postsecondary teachers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Software developers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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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.

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Occupations

Most Common

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

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Most Specialized

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Occupations by Share

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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.

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Industries

Most Common

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Industries by Share

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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 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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Specialty Locations

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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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Diversity

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.

Workforce Age

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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.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Statistics are Masters Degree, Bachelors Degree, and Research Doctorate.

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Workforce Degrees

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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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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (54.8%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Non-resident Alien

    3,441 degrees awarded

  2. White

    2,251 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    944 degrees awarded

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    827 degrees awarded

  2. Non-resident Alien Female

    535 degrees awarded

  3. Non-resident Alien Male

    520 degrees awarded

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.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. India

    34,525 degree recipients

  2. China

    30,974 degree recipients

  3. Korea

    7,550 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Other Asia, not specified

    6.61 times more than expected

  2. Moldova

    6.18 times more than expected

  3. 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).

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Skills

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.

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