Best Colleges for Mathematics

21,856

Graduates Per Year

$48K

Average Salary

#27

Most Popular Major

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TOP

50

Students

Very Diverse

4.4/5

20.18% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

32

Information Technology

33

Mathematics

34

Health and Fitness

Racial Diversity

Asian

14%

3,225

Black

2%

384

Latino

7%

1,602

White

40%

8,973

Other

37%

8,289

Financial Diversity

0-30k

23%

58,650

30-48k

15%

37,534

48-75k

16%

40,588

75-110k

15%

37,818

110k +

32%

83,593

Geographic Diversity

In State

57%

129,358

Out State

32%

73,130

Int'l

10%

23,324

Gender Diversity

Male

65%

14,880

Female

35%

8,157

Mathematics Programs

#55

Most Racially Diverse

74%

Most Financially Diverse

#24

Most Geographically Diverse

Most Racially Diverse

Pomona College

Most Financially Diverse

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Most Geographically Diverse

Claremont McKenna College

Most Diverse Mathematics Programs

By State

CA

By Region

Far West

By Conference

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

STUDENTS

College often is an immensely formative period in one's life; it is an opportunity for personal growth and expansion. Pupils attempt to learn their values and learn many of the underlying skills to be a successful member of society. But growth goes far beyond a classroom - the conversations which one has with her schoolmates, the funny story learned from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different interpretation of the situation. As such, attending a diverse college greatly enriches what you gain from your time in college.

Mathematics is a more popular subject for students of color than white students. 40% of the US' Mathematics majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(37%), asian students (14%), and latino students (7%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Pomona College in Claremont, CA.

Secondly, Mathematics significatly skews male, with 65% of students majoring in Mathematics identifying as men. Reed College in Portland, OR has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another significant type of diversity is income diversity. Sadly, Mathematics ranks in the bottom 26% of programs income diversity. 32% of its majors come from families that take home more than $110,000 a year, 16% are from middle income households, and 23% grew up in households with a sub $30,000 income. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has the most financially diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Mathematics. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 14%
  • Black: 2%
  • Latino: 7%
  • White: 40%
  • Other: 37%
Gender Diversity
  • Male: 65%
  • Female: 35%
Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 23%
  • 30k - 48k: 15%
  • 48k - 75k: 16%
  • 75k - 110k: 15%
  • Over 110k: 32%
Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 57%
  • Out of State: 32%
  • International: 10%