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Applied Mathematics at University of California - Santa Barbara

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Applied Mathematics at University of California - Santa Barbara

Every applied mathematics school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the applied math program at University of California - Santa Barbara stacks up to those at other schools.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 25,057. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 students received a bachelor's degree in applied math from UCSB.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Applied Mathematics section at the bottom of this page.

UCSB Applied Mathematics Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Math
  • Master’s Degree in Applied Math

UCSB Applied Mathematics Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks applied math programs across the country. The following shows how UCSB performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

UCSB ranked #14 on College Factual's list of Best Quality Schools for applied math majors. It is also ranked as the #6 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Highest Paid Applied Mathematics Graduates 15
Most Focused Colleges for Applied Mathematics 41

In 2019, 1 students received their master’s degree in applied math from UCSB. This makes it the #137 most popular school for applied math master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of UCSB Applied Math Graduates

The median salary of applied math students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $45,500. This is less than $50,650, which is the national average of all applied math majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.

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Applied Math Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the applied math majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Applied Mathematics Bachelor’s Program

44% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 100 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from UCSB in 2018-2019, 56% were men and 44% were women. The typical applied math bachelor's degree program is made up of only 39% women. So female students are more repesented at UCSB since its program graduates 5% more women than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Applied Mathematics Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 2% more racial-ethnic minorities in its applied math bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in applied math.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Applied Mathematics Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 20
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 26
International Students 38
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

UCSB Applied Mathematics Master’s Program

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 applied math major earned their master's degree from UCSB.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Applied Mathematics Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in applied math.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Applied Mathematics Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Careers That Applied Math Grads May Go Into

A degree in applied math can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Financial Analysts 37,900 $109,640
Financial Specialists 19,100 $80,720
Biological Scientists 11,010 $91,340
Natural Sciences Managers 7,870 $168,790
Statisticians 5,650 $99,860

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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