Student works on a math and statistics project.

In our data-driven society, our graduates find their skills in demand for roles such as business analysts, actuaries, statisticians, and web developers. Others have been successful in graduate programs as varied as economics, applied statistics, physics, and computational biology.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that demand for mathematicians is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, with an average starting salary of $52,821. In addition to their role in basic research, mathematicians are valued in many industries to analyze the increasing volume of digital and electronic data.