Purdue Statistics Ranked Number One in U.S. Conferring Bachelor's Degrees in Statistics in 2012

November,  2013

The number of students earning bachelor's degrees in statistical science has more than doubled in the last five years, topping 1,000 for the first time in 2012, says American Statistical Association (ASA) President Marie Davidian.

Additionally, master's and doctorate degrees maintained strong growth, building on a nearly decade-long growth trend, recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) show.

Most, if not all, of this growing interest in statistics by post-secondary students is being driven by the promise of readily available and well-paying positions in the private and public sectors after graduation, says Davidian, who is William Neal Reynolds Professor of Statistics at North Carolina State University.

Click on the picture above to read the entire article from the ASA Newsroom.