The use of statistical methods to acquire useful information and make decisions from data is becoming an indispensable skill in a wide variety of fields and careers. The Statistics concentration focuses on learning from data in the presence of uncertainty. While the concentration does require mathematical rigor, the major emphasis is on the application of statistical methods, quantitative reasoning, visualization, computation, and communication skills required when working with data from multiple disciplines.


Two groups of Grinnell students will be giving plenary talks on their Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition (USPROC) award winning research at the 2016 Electronic Undergraduate Statistics Research Conference.

Ying Long ’17, Trang Nguyen ’17, and Inara Tareque ’16 will speak on “...

$200,000 grant will support building a comprehensive curriculum in data science.