EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 ranking for the Best Bachelor's in Actuarial Science.
The field of actuary science is an exciting field that is tailor-made for people who love statistics, risk analysis, math, and business. It is also a field that needs more professionals, which has led to the creation of this ranking.
"Actuaries play an extremely important role in commerce, and in the insurance industry in particular. Their job is to analyze the potential risk of an investment and assess whether that risk will pose a net loss or gain to the company they work for," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "This is a career that is projected to grow over the next five years, ensuring that students who take up this profession by getting a degree in actuarial science will be in high demand once they graduate."
The College Choice 2016 ranking for Best Bachelor's in Actuarial Science was created using a nationwide survey that is published annually by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. This survey is done by freshmen at various schools, including the schools listed in the ranking, that focuses on factors such as the overall cost of attendance, financial aid packages, academic reputation, and employment rates after graduation. Other statistical and ranking sites were used to ensure the information used to grade the schools was correct.
Purdue University leads the College Choice 2016 ranking for the Best Bachelor's in Actuarial Science in California, followed closely by the Milwaukee School of Engineering and Carnegie Mellon University.
The complete rankings are as follows:
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
University at Albany (SUNY), Albany, NY
Baruch College (CUNY), New York, NY
New York University, New York, NY
Binghamton University (SUNY), Binghamton, NY
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Queens College (CUNY), Flushing, NY
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
St. John's University, Queens, NY
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Bentley University, Waltham, MA
Appalacian State University, Boone, NC
North Central College, Naperville, IL
Anderson University, Anderson, SC
Siena College, Loudonville, NY
Olivet College, Olivet, MI
Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Central College, Pella, IA
Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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