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2021 Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the Great Lakes Region

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

14 Colleges
$38,208 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$51,900 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Mathematics & Statistics School for You

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, mathematics and statistics was ranked #13 in the country. In fact 13,820 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Grad Degree Search has developed this Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 14 schools in the Great Lakes Region to see which programs offered the best value experiences for mathematics and statistics students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

In our regional and nationwide rankings, out-of-state tution and fees are used in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2021 Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the Great Lakes Region

Check out the mathematics and statistics programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your educational dollar.

Top 10 Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools

$14,610 Average Tuition & Fees

Our 2021 rankings named Northern Illinois University the best value school in the Great Lakes Region for mathematics and statistics students. NIU is a large public school located in the suburb of Dekalb.

NIU undergraduate students pay an average of $14,610 in tuition and fees each year.

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The excellent programs at University of Wisconsin - Madison helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best mathematics and statistics schools in the Great Lakes Region . Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public college with a very large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at UW - Madison are $37,785 a year.

UW - Madison excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the Great Lakes Region list.

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#3

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Notre Dame is a great value for mathematics and statistics students. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Notre Dame undergraduate students pay an average of $55,553 in tuition and fees each year.

In addition to its best value ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Notre Dame is ranked #3 for overall quality for mathematics and statistics in the Great Lakes Region .

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#4

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Chicago. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at UChicago are $59,298 per year.

UChicago also took the #4 spot in our Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the Great Lakes Region rankings.

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Out of the 14 schools in the Great Lakes Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Indiana University - Bloomington landed the # 5 spot on the list. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Bloomington.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at IU Bloomington are $36,512 a year.

IU Bloomington also claimed a spot on our Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#6

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for mathematics and statistics students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Northwestern are $56,691 a year.

In addition to its best value ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Northwestern is ranked #2 for overall quality for mathematics and statistics in the Great Lakes Region .

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for mathematics and statistics students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a very large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at UIUC are $36,213 a year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UIUC also is in the top 5% of our Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

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#6

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI
$23,331 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #6, Central Michigan University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for mathematics and statistics students. Central Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the town of Mount Pleasant.

Central Michigan undergraduate students pay an average of $23,331 in tuition and fees each year.

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#9

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Purdue are $28,794 a year.

Purdue also claimed a spot on our Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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With a ranking of #10, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor did quite well on this year’s best value schools for mathematics and statistics students. Located in the city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public college with a very large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at U-M are $52,997 per year.

U-M not only placed well in our value ranking, but it is also #5 on our Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools in the Great Lakes Region list.

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Best Mathematics & Statistics Colleges by State

Explore the best mathematics and statistics colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Indiana 245
Illinois 829
Wisconsin 152
Michigan 355
Ohio 556

Mathematics & Statistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Applied Mathematics 5,273
Statistics 4,499
Mathematics 3,985
Other Statistics 63

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 63,808
Computer & Information Sciences 51,096
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 27,505
Physical Sciences 13,573
Architecture & Related Services 7,816

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 14 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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