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Math & Statistics&

STEM Major Add Comparison
Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
growing 6.3%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 2.29%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 4.35%
Average Wage
growing 0.04%
People in Workforce
growing 1.05%
Average Employee Age
declining 0.62%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Math & Statistics and the types of students that study this field. University of California-Los Angeles awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Pomona College and Ottawa University-Online have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Math & Statistics. Tuition costs for Math & Statistics majors are, on average, $7,222 for in-state public colleges, and $35,610 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Math & Statistics programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Math & Statistics graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Math & Statistics majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Math & Statistics majors, by average wage, is Other direct selling establishments.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Math & Statistics in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Math & Statistics is 44.9, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Math & Statistics degrees, and White students earn the majority (19,137) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Math & Statistics field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Math & Statistics majors need many skills, but most especially Mathematics. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Math & Statistics majors need more than the average amount of Mathematics, Programming, and Science.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Math & Statistics majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Mathematics is very distinctive for majors, but the Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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