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How will your math education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the math education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. There are 1,474 traditional math schools in the US.

Top Schools

The following schools that have math programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  3. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California

Student Demographics

In 2010, 24,744 students earned degrees in math in the US. Of these students, 226 received certifications in math, 17,230 received an undergraduate degree in math, and 7,288 received a graduate-level degree in math.

Academics

Students can pursue education in math at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Math
  • Bachelor's Degree in Math
  • Master's Degree in Math
  • Doctoral Degree in Math
  • Certificate in Math

Math students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their math degree:

  • Algebra
  • Logical Thinking
  • Statistical Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Number Crunching

Cost

On average in 2010, math schools in the US charged $29,769 in tuition per year. The following math schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, New York, students paid $41,930
  3. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655

The lowest tuition was charged by the following math schools:

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625
  2. Texas A & M University - located in College Station, Texas, students paid $8,176
  3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, Washington State, students paid $7,692

How will your math job compare?

Computational scientist, statistician, or actuary are the professions of choice for a majority of math graduates in the US. In 2010, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 95,960 math professionals working in the US, including 51,980 mathematics professors, 2,830 computational scientists and 22,830 statisticians. The following states have the largest number of math professionals:

  1. California - 10,280 Math Professionals
  2. New York - 6,790 Math Professionals
  3. Texas - 6,500 Math Professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 54,340 math professionals will be working in the US. This would require the number of math professionals to grow by 9%. Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for math professionals to be the fastest in these states:

  1. New Mexico - 46%
  2. Kansas - 26%
  3. Montana - 26%

Salary

On average, math professionals earn a salary of $81,280 per year in the US. However, the salary for math professionals can vary greatly based not only on the exact math profession you pursue but also on factors such as location, location, and shift differentials. Salaries for math professionals range from less than $15,800 per year to more than $165,240 per year. The following states have the highest average salaries for math professionals:

  1. Washington DC - $101,170 per year
  2. California - $96,793 per year
  3. New Jersey - $95,428 per year

The states with the lowest average salary for math professionals are:

  1. Tennessee - $46,623 per year
  2. Arkansas - $46,955 per year
  3. Vermont - $53,017 per year

The math professionals with highest average salaries in 2010 were:

  1. Computational Scientist - $100,260 per year
  2. Actuary - $98,620 per year
  3. Statistician - $76,070 per year

On average the lowest paid math professionals were:

  1. Actuary - $98,620 per year
  2. Statistician - $76,070 per year
  3. Mathematics Professor - $73,480 per year

 
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So what kind of job can you get after studying
math?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 51,980 $73,480 16.4%
2
Statisticians 22,830 $76,070 30.6%
3
Actuaries 18,320 $98,620 16.2%
4
Mathematicians 2,830 $100,260 -3.4%