General Statistics

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
8,203
growing 7.4%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$8,824
declining 3.25%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$53,166
growing 2.07%
Average Wage
$101,981
growing 1.38%
People in Workforce
726,608
growing 3.46%
Average Employee Age
44.3
declining 0.461%

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

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

Tuition costs for General Statistics majors are, on average, $8,824 for in-state public colleges, and $53,166 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers General Statistics programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (149 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (5,542 completions).

Institutions

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in General Statistics, is Public, 4-year or above (5,542 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$8,824
Median In-State Public
$53,166
Median Out of State Private

Columbia University in the City of New York has the most General Statistics degree recipients, with 490 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution
  1. 4.25%
  2. 3.94%
  3. 3.42%

Out of all institutions that offer General Statistics programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, University of Chicago has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Statistics, with 4.25%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Statistics

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

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 $101,981 and the most common occupations are Postsecondary teachers, Software developers, and Elementary & middle 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.

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$101,981
Average Wage in Workforce
± $2,949
1.38%
1 Year Growth
± 4.09%

The average salary for Math & Statistics majors is $101,981 and the most common occupations are Postsecondary teachers, Software developers, and Elementary & middle school teachers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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Most Common

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

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Math & Statistics majors are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, and Physicians.

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Occupations by Share

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726,608
2020 Workforce
± 20,877
3.46%
1 Year Growth
± 3.96%

The number of Math & Statistics graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.46%, from 702,321 in 2019 to 726,608 in 2020.

The largest single share of Math & Statistics graduates go on to work as Postsecondary teachers (8.55%). 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 by Share

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726,608
2020 Workforce
± 20,877
3.46%
1 Year Growth
± 3.96%

The number of Math & Statistics graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.46%, from 702,321 in 2019 to 726,608 in 2020.

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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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 44.3.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Math & Statistics degrees, and Non-resident Alien students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Math & Statistics (3,915 students).

Workforce Age

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44.3
Average Age in 2020
± 0.403 Years
0.461%
1 Year Change
± 1.3%

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 29 years old, which represent 2.73% and 2.69% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in General Statistics are Bachelors Degree, Masters 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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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (55.3%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by sex at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in General Statistics.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Non-resident Alien
    3,915 degrees awarded
  2. White
    2,253 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,187 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in General 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 Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Male
    910 degrees awarded
  2. Non-resident Alien Female
    704 degrees awarded
  3. Non-resident Alien Male
    667 degrees awarded

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

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Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    33,449 degree recipients
  2. China
    28,347 degree recipients
  3. Korea
    6,319 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. USSR
    5.34 times more than expected
  2. Russia
    3.89 times more than expected
  3. Finland
    3.89 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in USSR that hold Math & Statistics degrees (5.34 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 (33,449 degree recipients).

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Statistics field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Statistics majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Statistics majors need more than the average amount of Programming, Technology Design, and Mathematics.

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

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