Best Colleges for Mathematics

21,856

Graduates Per Year

$48K

Average Salary

#27

Most Popular Major

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50

Popularity

Very Popular

21,856

255% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

1,238

545% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

26

Social Work

22,681

27

Mathematics

21,856

28

Natural Resources and Conservation

21,077

Most Widely Offered Degrees

8

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405

Rare

Common

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Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

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Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Mid East

4,144
University of Maryland-College Park

By State

California

2,363
University of California-Irvine

By Conference

Big Ten Conference

1,964
University of Maryland-College Park

By School

University of South Alabama

294

POPULARITY

Mathematics is the 27th most popular degree in America, with 21,856 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #28 Natural Resources and Conservation, and narrowly lost to #26 Social Work.

The degree is offered at a total of 1,238 colleges across the nation, and is the 8th most widely offered degree. Given that mathematics is offered at 95% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America, you can be sure this is a critical degree and the skillsets acquired are likely to last for a long time.

It is also worth noting that roughly one in two colleges offering mathematics are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The mid east produces the most mathematics graduates, largely led by University of Maryland-College Park, while it’s the Big Ten Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from University of California-Irvine and University of California-Los Angeles.

All that being said, no individual school produces more mathematics graduates than University of South Alabama, which graduated 294 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study mathematics). More students studied mathematics as a percentage of total students at Amherst College than any other college.