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Top Statistics Colleges

As a statistics major, you’ll learn how to use statistical methods, analyses, and modeling to make data-driven decisions in all facets of life. To do so, students take an array of challenging courses such as: Concepts of Probability, Sampling Surveys, Game Theory, Regression and Forecasting, and Inferential Statistics, just to name a few.

Earning a degree in mathematics will prepare students for a plethora of career options in sectors such as: actuarial science, computer science, manufacturing, healthcare and medicine, transportation, government, military, finance, and agriculture.

What do you need to make it in an Statistics program?

Statistics majors need to possess an analytical, logical mind that excels in problem-solving and critical thinking will lead to success within this major. It is recommended that you take a full load of advanced math courses in high school including AP Statistics prior to beginning college coursework.

Your Statistics College Checklist:

  • Do they have the most up-to-date computers and technology that help prepare students for the cutting edge aspects of the field?
  • Are higher level math courses offered every semester?
  • Is there an independent project(s) or is independent research required as part of the degree?
  • Since of a fair number of statisticians hold advanced degrees, how do graduate schools view the undergraduate institutions you are considering?
  • How is your prospective college viewed by employers in the various statistics-related fields?
  • What internship opportunities are available to undergraduates?

The Top Statistics Colleges & Universities

Statistics-related jobs can be competitive and finding the right college and program is often key to landing a good position. Schools that are held in particularly high regard by professionals, employers and students include: Carnegie Mellon, Duke, and the University of Washington. For a complete list of College Transitions Top Statistics Colleges and Universities, click here.

*College lists are compiled on the basis of counselor interviews, guide books, exhaustive internet searches (of college and departmental websites), and data provided by The College Board and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).


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