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September 29, 2010

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Statistics and Probability

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Baylor U.
Statistical Science
36 54 26 53 1 24 49 59 36 59
Boston U.
Biostatistics
11 28 4 16 31 57 6 29 47 61
Carnegie Mellon U.
Statistics
12 25 6 16 33 56 49 59 11 31
Case Western Reserve U.
Statistics
27 46 18 41 61 61 17 45 12 57
Colorado State U.
Statistics
31 48 17 38 33 55 45 57 19 43
Columbia U.
Statistics
9 22 10 26 23 48 6 32 9 30
Cornell U.
Biometry
4 18 3 18 12 49 1 3 8 49
Cornell U.
Statistics
30 48 18 39 3 21 57 61 7 31
Duke U.
Statistics and Decision Sciences
7 19 4 13 19 43 40 56 10 36
Florida State U.
Statistics
32 48 31 51 17 45 7 30 26 48
George Washing-
ton U.

Statistics
49 58 36 49 38 58 37 56 28 53
Harvard U.
Statistics
2 3 2 2 8 34 20 44 2 5
Iowa State U.
Statistics
7 17 15 36 6 31 20 44 2 9
Johns Hopkins U.
Applied Mathematics & Statistics
24 42 11 24 59 60 35 53 4 34
Kansas State U.
Statistics
53 60 56 58 21 53 11 39 34 59
Michigan State U.
Statistics
24 40 37 50 14 40 2 11 21 49
North Carolina State U.
Statistics
16 27 15 29 27 53 7 33 3 13
North Dakota State U. Main Campus
Statistics
61 61 60 61 38 57 27 53 48 61
North-
western U.

Statistics
18 34 24 43 1 11 8 34 18 48
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Biostatistics
20 40 17 43 12 43 2 12 19 54
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Statistics
23 42 14 36 41 57 15 41 10 37
Oklahoma State U. Main Campus
Statistics
36 56 17 49 8 51 13 41 56 61
Oregon State U.
Statistics
49 58 44 55 39 58 46 58 41 58
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Statistics
5 14 7 18 14 41 4 21 8 30
Purdue U. Main Campus
Statistics
10 24 13 32 23 49 11 37 8 28
Rice U.
Statistics
26 45 28 49 10 36 20 43 13 47
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Statistics
23 42 11 28 32 54 11 38 27 48
Southern Methodist U.
Statistical Science
43 54 38 55 12 39 14 39 24 53
Stanford U.
Statistics
1 1 1 1 3 17 48 59 1 1
Temple U.
Statistics
59 60 57 59 42 58 27 50 37 57
Texas A&M U.
Statistics
31 47 34 51 11 36 22 46 5 27
U. of California at Berkeley
Statistics
4 9 3 7 21 50 52 60 2 7
U. of California at Davis
Statistics
12 24 25 44 6 28 2 11 15 43
U. of California at Los Angeles
Statistics
9 22 9 22 16 44 44 58 11 30
U. of California at Riverside
Applied Statistics
51 59 49 57 36 53 9 31 45 58
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Statistics & Applied Probability
48 58 46 55 46 58 46 58 31 57
U. of Chicago
Statistics
4 9 5 15 5 26 18 43 4 16
U. of Connec-
ticut

Statistics Ph.D.
24 39 29 45 14 39 32 52 29 48
U. of Florida
Statistics
12 23 21 35 1 15 1 5 12 40
U. of Georgia
Statistics
21 36 21 41 17 48 10 39 15 43
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Statistics
26 44 27 47 9 43 5 25 20 49
U. of Iowa
Statistics
39 50 39 51 31 56 6 35 13 33
U. of Kentucky
Statistics
18 34 21 43 19 48 17 44 23 57
U. of Maryland at College Park
Mathematical Statistics
48 57 39 52 59 60 8 32 38 57
U. of Maryland-
Baltimore County

Statistics
48 58 43 55 48 58 32 52 36 55
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Statistics
4 12 5 17 15 45 13 39 3 11
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Statistics
32 47 17 38 44 57 24 47 14 39
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Statistics
28 45 46 56 1 8 6 25 28 53
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
Statistics
19 36 21 47 3 21 10 33 30 53
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Statistics
5 14 12 27 7 28 39 57 6 20
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Biomed Grad Studies-Biostatistics and Epidemiology
10 24 6 18 37 55 43 57 14 37
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Statistics-Wharton
12 24 17 36 5 24 60 61 7 18
U. of Rochester
Statistics
17 38 18 46 1 10 32 53 20 53
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
Statistics
47 56 51 56 5 31 14 42 30 52
U. of Tennessee
Statistics and Management Science
50 59 60 61 2 30 47 59 43 59
U. of Virginia
Statistics
27 46 22 40 32 57 3 16 38 59
U. of Washing-
ton

Statistics
2 4 3 6 2 17 24 46 10 33
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Statistics
5 15 3 11 22 48 7 32 3 19
Virginia Tech
Statistics
31 46 33 50 14 41 14 41 35 58
Western Michigan U.
Statistics
49 58 58 59 7 39 3 17 51 61
Yale U.
Statistics
31 45 48 55 5 38 11 37 20 48
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.