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2022 Best Colleges for Computational Mathematics

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232

Graduates Per Year

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$48K

Average Salary

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#344

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Unpopular

232

96% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

23

88% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

343

Clinical Psychology

233

344

Computational Mathematics

232

345

Ethnic Studies

224

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$41,196

29% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

75

Communication and Media Studies

$41,498

76

Computational Mathematics

$41,196

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TOP

50

Salary

Very High Salary

$58,116

50% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

42

Financial Mathematics

$58,116

43

Computational Mathematics

$58,116

44

Mechanic and Repair Technologies

$57,970

Professors

Bad

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

224

Computer Programming

225

Computational Mathematics

226

Classical and Ancient Studies

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TOP

50

Students

Very Diverse

4.4/5

20.46% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

30

Global Studies

31

Computational Mathematics

32

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SUMMARY

Majoring in Computational Mathematics is a valuable choice and often a necessary first step for scholars wishing to begin a career as a computational mathematician, a genetics research, or a machine learning developer. In fact, computational mathematics is a ​unique major ranking as the 344th most popular major. In the last year, there were 232 computational mathematics degrees conferred. In-state tuition for computational mathematics at private colleges is, on average, 4 times more costly than their public peers.

With only 23 institutions offering this degree there could be a smaller selection of institutions you can choose from. If you are looking to surround yourself with other computational mathematics majors, look at schools in California which have the most undergraduates admitted to computational mathematics annually. Zooming out, the top region to get a degree in computational mathematics is in the Far West region with California Institute of Technology, University of California-Los Angeles, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to study computational mathematics is the Pacific-12 Conference with Arizona State University-Tempe, University of California-Los Angeles, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best school for computational mathematics is Brown University, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The overall best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There are a bunch more facets to think about when choosing school. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely change one's feelings of which university to attend. Here at Authority, we've examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which computational mathematics school has the superior campus, the winner is University of California-Los Angeles. If you are mostly interested in which college has the top campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life here and our pick of the school with the best student life for computational mathematics is University of California-Los Angeles. Curious why? Keep reading to discover more about our top choices. Many of our conclusions will probably surprise you.

If cost is a significant deciding factor in your decision on where to go to college, you might consider avoiding Brown University. Brown University is our most expensive school for computational mathematics, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We have a list of the most expensive universities that could put the price tag of Brown University into perspective. For more context, you could want to know that computational mathematics is the 76th most expensive major in the United States, with an average associated cost of $41,200. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for computational mathematics on our list is Rhode Island demonstrated with a tuition of $57,112 at Brown University. Even more broadly, the most costly region for computational mathematics is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for computational mathematics is the Southwest region which is represented by Arizona State University-Tempe with a cost of $28,800. More optimistically, the most affordable college for computational mathematics is Arizona State University-Tempe. Authority's full list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying around $12,700 for a degree in computational mathematics. That cost balloons intensely to an average of $37,800 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the college with the best value for computational mathematics: Carnegie Mellon University. Here you can see our comprehensive list of the schools we see as being the best value in general. With that said, this discussion is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for computational mathematics majors differ a lot, but within two-years of graduation students will regularly make around $47,800. There is a lot of variation in salary; highest paid earners can bring in up to $86,200. Right out of school, the lowest earning positions within the computational mathematics field make $26,100, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates from computational mathematics studied at Carnegie Mellon University and if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of computational mathematics ranks high, ranking within the 92nd percentile of majors nationally. The university with the highest composite diversity for computational mathematics is Carnegie Mellon University and here you can find our general list of the schools which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Computational Mathematics sits only within the 51st percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, ranking in the 88th percentile. White students compose the largest proportion at 39% of students majoring in computational mathematics. Additionally, 60% of undergrads pursuing a computational mathematics degree are men.

The median ranking for computational mathematics' professors is 4 stars, a score that is right on the average score across all majors; this is a fine. If you are curious about the most popular computational mathematics instructor in the nation, take a look at Greg Cameron from Brigham Young University-Idaho. It may be a shock, but the highest ranked professors of computational mathematics according to students are found at Mesa Community College. As we including data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing the best instructors for computational mathematics is California Institute of Technology. One will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the best examples of professors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for computational mathematics is California Institute of Technology. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a comprehensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you believe that approaching the higher education world from examples only built on superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental problems. We at Authority hope you look at some of our other pages on different universities and read a couple of our background articles on useful things to consider as you progress with your university search.

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California Institute of Technology

#1 Best Colleges for Computational Mathematics

California Institute of Technology is a small private university located in Pasadena, CA ranked 19th in the United States. It has a total of 989 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting slightly north of 1 in 20 applicants. California Institute of Technology offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Computational Mathematics, Astrophysics, and Physics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,506 per year, California Institute of Technology is very expensive. After college, alumni go on to take home near $85,900 per year, which is 107% over the national median.

Pasadena, CA

www.caltech.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

2,334

Students

#19

Ranking

$52,506

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University of California-Los Angeles

#2 Best Colleges for Computational Mathematics

University of California-Los Angeles is a very large public university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 33rd in America. It has a total of 33,703 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.32% of applicants. University of California-Los Angeles offers 333 different majors and is best known for its Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science and Government programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Los Angeles is quite expensive. 80.62% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $60,700 per year, which is 46% above the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.ucla.edu/

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

47,103

Students

#33

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Carnegie Mellon University

#3 Best Colleges for Computational Mathematics

Carnegie Mellon University is a large private university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 21st in the nation. It has a total of 7,068 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting hardly above 1/7 of applicants. Carnegie Mellon University offers 321 different majors and is best known for its Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Statistics, and Information Technology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,816 per year, Carnegie Mellon University is extremely high-priced. 78.26% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $83,600 per year, which is 101% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.cmu.edu/

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

15,143

Students

#21

Ranking

$55,816

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#4 Best Colleges for Computational Mathematics

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#5 Best Colleges for Computational Mathematics

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

Brown University

#6 Best Colleges for Computational Mathematics

Brown University is a large private university located in Providence, RI ranked 12th in the US. It has a total of 7,428 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 7.07% of applicants. Brown University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, African Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,112 per year, Brown University is very high-priced. 87.69% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $67,500 per year, which is 63% greater than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

#12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

University of California-Davis

#7 Best Colleges for Computational Mathematics

University of California-Davis is a very large public university located in Davis, CA ranked 86th in the nation. It has a total of 32,863 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 38.87% acceptance rate. University of California-Davis offers 311 different majors and is best known for its Design and Visual Communications, Nutrition Sciences, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Davis is rather costly. 80.59% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

#86

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Michigan State University

#8 Best Colleges for Computational Mathematics

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach

#9 Best Colleges for Computational Mathematics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach is a mid-sized private college located in Daytona Beach, FL ranked 12th in Florida. It has a total of 6,387 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 60.94% acceptance rate. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach offers 46 different majors and is best known for its Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Air Transportation, and Homeland Security programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $35,424 per year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach is somewhat moderately high-priced. 40.76% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make approximately $66,200 per year, which is 59% over the national median.

Daytona Beach, FL

daytonabeach.erau.edu/

B+

Rating

61%

Acceptance

7,156

Students

#336

Ranking

$35,424

Tuition

Arizona State University-Tempe

#10 Best Colleges for Computational Mathematics

Arizona State University-Tempe is a very large public university located in Tempe, AZ ranked 1st in Arizona. It has a total of 46,314 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 86.47% of applicants. Arizona State University-Tempe offers 353 different majors and is best known for its Physical Sciences, Urban Planning, and Family and Consumer Economics programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,710 for in-state students and $28,800 for those from out-of-state, Arizona State University-Tempe is reasonably pricey. 60.21% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw about $47,700 per year, which is 15% over the national median.

Tempe, AZ

www.asu.edu/

A-

Rating

86%

Acceptance

56,567

Students

#313

Ranking

$28,800

Tuition

Rochester Institute of Technology

#11 Best Colleges for Computational Mathematics

Rochester Institute of Technology is a large private institution located in Rochester, NY ranked 190th in the US. It has a total of 15,118 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting close to 7 in every 10 applicants. Rochester Institute of Technology offers 201 different majors and is best known for its Mechanical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technologies, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $45,244 per year, Rochester Institute of Technology is exceptionally costly. 62.58% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home near $62,400 per year, which is 50% above the national median.

Rochester, NY

www.rit.edu/

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

18,660

Students

#190

Ranking

$45,244

Tuition