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Mathematics at Southern Methodist University

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Mathematics at Southern Methodist University

The Mathematics major is part of the mathematics & statistics program at Southern Methodist University.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. In addition, we cover how SMU ranks in comparison to other schools with math programs.

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Mathematics Degrees Available at SMU

SMU Math Rankings

SMU is in the top 10% of the country for math. More specifically it was ranked #38 out of 430 schools by College Factual. It is also ranked #2 in Texas.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mathematics 30
Best Mathematics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 39
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mathematics 92
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mathematics 381

Popularity of Math at SMU

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Southern Methodist University handed out 109 bachelor's degrees in mathematics. Due to this, the school was ranked #46 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 17% over the previous year when 93 degrees were handed out.

How Much Do Math Graduates from SMU Make?

Salary of Math Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

Math majors who earn their bachelor's degree from SMU go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $60,500 a year. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is higher than the national average of $42,600 for all math bachelor's degree recipients.


How Much Student Debt Do Math Graduates from SMU Have?

Student Debt of Math Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at SMU, math students borrow a median amount of $23,250 in student loans. This is higher than the the typical median of $21,750 for all math majors across the country.


The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the math program at SMU is $241 per month.

Math Student Diversity at SMU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the math majors at Southern Methodist University.

SMU Mathematics Bachelor’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 59% of math bachelor's degrees went to men and 41% went to women.


The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at SMU are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 65% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor's in math.

Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 10
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 71
Non-Resident Aliens 11
Other Races 3

Majors Similar to Math

Related Major Annual Graduates
Statistics 66
Applied Mathematics 65

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