Best Graduate Statistics Programs

Ranked in 2018 | Best Graduate Statistics Programs Rankings Methodology

With a graduate degree, statisticians may find jobs working with data in many sectors, including business, government, academia, public health, technology and other science fields. These are the best schools for statistics. Each school's score reflects its average rating on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding), based on a survey of academics at peer institutions.

Rank School name Score
#50Tie
Overall Score:
Michigan State University (Dept. of Statistics & Probability) 

East Lansing, MI

3.0
#50Tie
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University of California—​Davis (Graduate Group in Biostatistics) 

Davis, CA

3.0
#50Tie
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University of California—​Irvine (Dept. of Statistics) 

Irvine, CA

3.0
#50Tie
Overall Score:
University of Pittsburgh (Dept. of Biostatistics) *

Pittsburgh, PA

3.0
#50Tie
Overall Score:
University of Texas—​Austin (Dept. of Statistics and Data Science) 

Austin, TX

3.0
#55Tie
Overall Score:
Northwestern University (Dept. of Statistics) 

Evanston, IL

2.9
#55Tie
Overall Score:
University of Florida (Dept. of Biostatistics) 

Gainesville, FL

2.9
#55Tie
Overall Score:
University of Iowa (Dept. of Biostatistics) 

Iowa City, IA

2.9
#55Tie
Overall Score:
University of Pittsburgh (Dept. of Statistics) 

Pittsburgh, PA

2.9
#55Tie
Overall Score:
University of Rochester (Dept. of Biostatistics and Computational Biology) 

Rochester, NY

2.9
#55Tie
Overall Score:
University of Texas Health Science Center—​Houston (School of Public Health) 

Houston, TX

2.9
#61Tie
Overall Score:
George Washington University (Dept. of Statistics) 

Washington, DC

2.8
#61Tie
Overall Score:
Medical College of Wisconsin (Div. of Biostatistics) 

Milwaukee, WI

2.8
#61Tie
Overall Score:
New York University (Stern) 

New York, NY

2.8
#61Tie
Overall Score:
University of Georgia (Dept. of Statistics) 

Athens, GA

2.8
#61Tie
Overall Score:
University of Missouri—​Columbia (Dept. of Statistics) 

Columbia, MO

2.8
#61Tie
Overall Score:
Virginia Tech (Dept. of Statistics) 

Blacksburg, VA

2.8
#67Tie
Overall Score:
University of California—​Santa Barbara (Statistics and Applied Probability) 

Santa Barbara, CA

2.7
#67Tie
Overall Score:
University of Illinois—​Chicago (School of Public Health) 

Chicago, IL

2.7
#69Tie
Overall Score:
Case Western Reserve University (School of Public Health) 

Cleveland, OH

2.6
#69Tie
Overall Score:
Indiana University—​Bloomington (Dept. of Statistics) 

Bloomington, IN

2.6
#69Tie
Overall Score:
Southern Methodist University (Dept. of Statistical Science) 

Dallas, TX

2.6
#69Tie
Overall Score:
University of Maryland—​Baltimore County (Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics) 

Baltimore, MD

2.6
#69Tie
Overall Score:
University of Virginia (Dept. of Statistics) 

Charlottesville, VA

2.6
#74Tie
Overall Score:
Oregon State University (Dept. of Statistics) 

Corvallis, OR

2.5

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