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Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of data. It deals with all aspects of this, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments.

A statistician is someone who is particularly well versed in the ways of thinking necessary for the successful application of statistical analysis. Such people have often gained this experience through working in any of a wide number of fields. There is also a discipline called mathematical statistics, which is concerned with the theoretical basis of the subject.

The word statistics, when referring to the scientific discipline, is singular, as in "Statistics is an art." This should not be confused with the word statistic, referring to a quantity (such as mean or median) calculated from a set of data, whose plural is statistics ("this statistic seems wrong" or "these statistics are misleading").

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Matching Statistics Colleges

Name
Columbia University in the City of New York
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,088 average out-state tuition; $43,088 average in-state tuition
Purdue University-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $27,061 average out-state tuition; $8,893 average in-state tuition
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Four or more years; Public; $22,766 average out-state tuition; $10,104 average in-state tuition
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Four or more years; Public; $27,219 average out-state tuition; $11,847 average in-state tuition
University of California-Berkeley
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Four or more years; Public; $37,588 average out-state tuition; $12,440 average in-state tuition
California State University-East Bay
Four or more years; Public; $16,632 average out-state tuition; $5,472 average in-state tuition

Statistics Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Keynote Scholarship $10,000 December 01, 2017
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Up to $7,500 January 26, 2018
Mary Harris Clark President's Honor Scholarship $2,000 February 01, 2018
Louisa Miller Eldredge President's Honor Scholarship $2,000 February 01, 2018
Regeneron Science Talent Search Up to $250,000 November 15, 2017
Albert R. and Herta A. Karwatka Memorial Scholarship $2,000 February 01, 2018
Oliver W. Peterson Math Endowed Scholarship $1,500 February 01, 2018
CCSNH NASA Space Grant Scholarship $1,500 December 22, 2017
Math/Computer Science/Engineering Academic Scholarship $1,000 October 15, 2017
Kathryn Mary Conroy Scholarship $1,000 October 15, 2017