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2021 Best Mathematics Graduate Schools for a Master's Degree

By the GradReports team | Updated 5/21/2021

We ranked the top 15 graduate schools for a master's in mathematics based on median alumni starting salaries. These schools are listed in order from highest to lowest median salary for program graduates. The top-ranked school for mathematics alumni is Stevens Institute of Technology, with a median starting salary of $106,420. Western Washington University ranks second, with a median alumni salary of $75,200. California State University-Long Beach ranks third, with a median alumni salary of $73,950 and a comparatively low annual tuition rate of $17,736.

All tuition information and alumni salaries were collected from the U.S. Department of Education. Please see our methodology to find out more about how we rank schools or the data we use.

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Salary and debt data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Salary and debt data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Rank School Location Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 Hoboken (NJ) Hoboken (NJ) $37,990 $106,420
#2 #2 Bellingham (WA) Bellingham (WA) $23,559 $75,200
#3 #3 Long Beach (CA) Long Beach (CA) $17,772 $73,950
#4 #4 Villanova (PA) Villanova (PA) $20,606 $70,460
#5 #5 Chicago (IL) Chicago (IL) $21,171 $66,050
#6 #6 Lowell (MA) Lowell (MA) $26,940 $64,490
#7 #7 College Station (TX) College Station (TX) $22,196 $63,390
#8 #8 Los Angeles (CA) Los Angeles (CA) $17,706 $60,770
#9 #9 Salt Lake City (UT) Salt Lake City (UT) $26,640 $58,000
#10 #10 Milwaukee (WI) Milwaukee (WI) $25,282 $57,320
#11 #11 Cedar Falls (IA) Cedar Falls (IA) $22,648 $56,870
#12 #12 Ames (IA) Ames (IA) $25,952 $56,780
#13 #13 New Britain (CT) New Britain (CT) $25,144 $56,420
#14 #14 Houston (TX) Houston (TX) $18,748 $55,510
#15 #15 Normal (IL) Normal (IL) $11,030 $54,710