Statistics Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Statistics Degree

The statistics degree program at West Virginia University is a general program that instructs students on the similarities, differences, and relationships of groups of measurements using probability theory and techniques. Students who graduate from the statistics degree program may pursue careers as statisticians, food and drug analysts, consumer analysts, and more. Courses include principles in probability theory, binomial distribution, regression analysis, stochastic processes, non-parametric statistics, sampling theory, and statistical techniques. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer statistics degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Statistics Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. WVU offers a master's degree program in statistics.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male8
Female11

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black1
White4
Non Resident Alien13

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Statistics program at WVU, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Natural Sciences Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 50

Actuaries

Description

Analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.

Statisticians

Description

Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, statisticians employment is expected to grow at a rate of 33.8% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007