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Schools Offering Math Programs in California

Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of California receive math degrees every year. That means an estimated 3,282 math professionals graduate from California's 161 math schools each year.

Top Schools

Stanford University, which was ranked 2nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in California that has a math program. It is located in Stanford. In 2010, Stanford University graduated 198 students from its math program. Tuition at Stanford University was $40,172 per year.

The second-ranked school in California that has a math program is University of California-Berkeley. University of California-Berkeley, which was ranked 5th in the country in 2010, is located in Berkeley. In 2010, University of California-Berkeley graduated 246 students from its math program. Students at University of California-Berkeley paid $10,940 per year in tuition fees.

University of California-Los Angeles, which is located in Los Angeles, is the third-ranked school in California that has a math program. It received a ranking of 5th in the country in 2010. 320 students graduated with degree in math from University of California-Los Angeles in 2010. The tuition rate at University of California-Los Angeles was $10,781 per year.


If you choose to attend a California math school, average tuition will be $9,154 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $624 per year to $41,130 per year. The California math schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Pitzer College - located in Claremont, students are charged $41,130 per year
  2. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $41,022 per year
  3. Occidental College - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $40,939 per year

The lowest tuition rates at California math schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. West Hills College Coalinga - located in Coalinga, students are charged $624 per year
  2. San Joaquin Delta College - located in Stockton, students are charged $624 per year
  3. West Hills College Lemoore - located in Lemoore, students are charged $624 per year

A math degree from a California school... what next?

Computational scientist, statistician, and actuary are the professions of choice for a majority of math graduates in California. 10,280 math professionals were working in California in 2010. Of these, 6,350 were mathematics professors. In addition, 500 were computational scientists, and 2,480 were statisticians. The California counties with the largest populations of math professional are:

  1. Los Angeles County - 2,600 math professionals
  2. San Diego County - 1,050 math professionals
  3. Orange County - 860 math professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of math professionals in California will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,500 math professionals working in California. The greatest growth for math professional is predicted to be amongst Statisticians, who are expected to increase by 13% by 2018.


On average, math professionals earn a salary of $96,793 per year in California state. In 2010, however, some California math professional earned as little as less than $34,890 per year or as much as more than $164,720 per year. The following counties in California have the highest average salaries for math professionals:

  1. San Benito County - $110,365 per year
  2. Riverside County - $100,965 per year
  3. Kern County - $99,670 per year

Math professionals in the following counties in California make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Ventura County - $75,530 per year
  2. El Dorado County - $81,403 per year
  3. Del Norte County - $84,760 per year

The math professionals with highest average salaries in California were:

  1. Computational Scientist - $102,040 per year
  2. Mathematics Professor - $99,940 per year
  3. Actuary - $97,780 per year

The math professionals with lowest average salaries in California were:

  1. Actuary - $97,780 per year
  2. Statistician - $87,410 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in math in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as accounting or physics, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 6,350 $99,940 66.7%
Statisticians 2,480 $87,410 36.3%
Actuaries 950 $97,780 -5.9%
Mathematicians 500 $102,040 4.2%

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