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Overview

Mathematics is a program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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School with the highest reported median starting salary ($90K) with a Bachelor's Degree: Johns Hopkins University

Career with the highest median salary ($138K) where most workers have a Bachelor's Degree: Computer Network Architects

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Careers for program graduates

Mathematics majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.

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Current completions

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Completions over time

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Salary and Debt

How are students who recently completed a degree in mathematics doing?

Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer the degree.

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Context: median salaries

How does the median (middle) salary for mathematics majors compare to the median salaries for other college majors?

Distribution: mathematics majors' salaries by education level

What is the salary distribution for graduates with a bachelor's inmathematics by the level of their highest degree *(Graduate degrees may not be in the same field as the bachelor’s)*

We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.

Is a bachelor's degree all you need?

Education level of workers with a bachelor's in mathematics

Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.

This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.

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Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree

About 51% of mathematics majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of mathematics majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 85% of other fields.

Context: Percentage salary boost obtained with a graduate degree

How important is a graduate degree for earning a higher salary? We can see the difference in salary of workers with a bachelors in this degree to workers with a bachelor’s AND a graduate degree.

Careers

Top careers for those with a degree in mathematics

Following are the most frequent jobs held by people who earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics (which combines 4 programs), though may not be limited to just those with a bachelor’s.

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Careers for mathematics majors

Where do mathematics majors work, and how well do those jobs pay? A ** in the job title indicates that the Department of Education recommends this job for this program.

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The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in mathematics

Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by mathematics graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*

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What careers hire mathematics majors as one of their top 10?

To the left of this diagram, see all careers that hire mathematics majors as one of their top 10 majors, and on the right, see what proportion of openings for the jobs on the left are filled by mathematics majors.

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Where can I complete this degree

Explore schools that offer mathematics degrees and certificates

You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.

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The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

**Student-Faculty Ratio**: A small number of students per*full-time*instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.**Satisfaction Rate**: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).**Repayment Rate**: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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Related Programs

Top 10 similar programs

Following are related programs, ordered by those with the highest number of completions. You can explore a full list by pressing the more details button.

- Statistics
- Specialized Study in Statistics
- Specialized Study in Mathematics and Statistics
- Specialized Study in Mathematics
- Mathematical Statistics and Probability
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
- Analysis and Functional Analysis
- Topology and Foundations
- Algebra and Number Theory

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Careers for mathematics majors

mathematics is part of a larger collection of programs: Mathematics and Statistics. Is there a different program that's close to mathematics that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

Gender

Gender of recent graduates

Of all people with any degree in mathematics earned in the last academic year, 39% were women.

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Context: Gender representation

How does the gender distribution in this major compare to all other majors?

Context: Percentage women

This major has a lower percentage of women than 67% other programs.

Distribution: salaries by gender

Does gender greatly influence your salary with this degree? The closer the bar are, the less discrepancy there is.

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Context: Salary inequity

For mathematics graduates, men have a 25% higher median salary than women, This is high: 75% of programs have graduates with lower salary inequities.

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Race/Origin

Race/Origin of recent graduates

Here is an overview of race/origin for all mathematics graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 85% of other programs.

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Completions over time

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Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates

Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 61% of other programs.