UMTYMP Alumni

Students are officially considered UMTYMP alumni after they have successfully completed UMTYMP Calculus II or higher.  After alumni finish high school, we ask that they complete occasional surveys so we can keep track of their careers and accomplishments.  Many attend the University of Minnesota as undergraduates, and frequently work with UMTYMP or other MathCEP programs during their time here.

UMTYMP graduates who are trying to determine what courses to take next should read the "What do I do After UMTYMP?" section on the page for current students

Alumni Survey and Achievements

We are currently rebuilding our alumni database and online surveys.  If you're one of our graduates, please take the survey -- and we'd love it if you forward the link to any other alumni you're in touch with.

You can also send us an email anytime to describe your current achievements!

Data from Current Alumni Survey

Data from Current Alumni Survey

The following results will be updated as more information is submitted.

Colleges of Currently Enrolled Alumni 

About 208 alumni responded to the 2016 UMTYMP alumni survey. Data from this survey showed that during the 2016-17 academic year, 59 former UMTYMP students were enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at different colleges and universities. The following colleges had the highest numbers of UMTYMP alumni:

Institution % UMTYMP Alumni Currently Studying
University of Minnesota 30
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 7
University of California, Berkeley 7
Stanford University 5
University of Wisconsin - Madison 5
Georgia Institute of Technology 3
Northwestern University 3

Colleges of 2016-17 high school graduates

This data will be collected the spring of 2017.

Degrees Attained by Alumni 

Many UMTYMP alumni study mathematics, science, engineering, or computer science. Of the 148 alumni survey respondents who are not currently enrolled in a program this year, the following table shows the number of degrees attained in the 10 most popular subjects area: 

Degree # of Students
Mathematics 70
Physics 31
Computer Science 23
Chemical Engineering 15
Aerospace/Aeronautics Engineering 14
Biology 12
Economics/Accounting 11
Biochemistry 10
Chemistry 10
Mechanical Engineering 10

Alumni who responded to this survey have earned a total of 329 degrees (over 2 degrees per student).  Of the 209 surveyed we also have 5 lawyers and 16 doctors.

Historical Alumni Data

Historical Alumni Data

This section contains data from our 2005-06 UMTYMP alumni survey.  As time permits we will add additional historical information about UMTYMP students to our site.

About 434 alumni responded to the 2005-06 UMTYMP alumni survey. Data from this survey showed that during the 2005-06 academic year, 211 former UMTYMP students were enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at 72 different colleges and universities. The following colleges had the highest numbers of UMTYMP alumni:

College Female Male Total
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 13 32 45
MIT 6 10 16
Stanford University 3 9 12
Northwestern University 0 8 8
University of California, Berkeley 2 6 8
Columbia University 3 3 6
Iowa State University 2 4 6

 

Colleges of Alumni who Graduate from High School in 2006

Of the 45 alumni who graduated high school in June 2006, 41 responded to a survey regarding the colleges to which they applied, where they were accepted, and where they would attend starting in Fall 2006. These 41 alumni applied to a total of 63 different institutions. The 12 females who responded to the survey sent 59 applications to 34 different schools, including the University of Chicago, Stanford, MIT, Harvard and the California Institute of Technology. Thirty-six of these applications were accepted at 26 of the schools, including all the schools named. These students will be attending MIT, the University of California, the University of Chicago and the University of Minnesota among other schools. The 29 males who responded sent 148 applications to 48 different schools; 102 of these applications were accepted. These students will be attending the California Institute of Technology, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Notre Dame among other schools.

Degrees Attained by Alumni Between 1995-2006

Many UMTYMP alumni study mathematics, science, engineering, or computer science. Of all the alumni survey respondents over the past 11 years, the following table shows the number of degrees attained in the 15 most popular subjects:

Major Undergrad Masters PhD Other Total Degrees
Mathematics 83 29 16 2 130
Computer Science & Engineering 52 24 6 1 83
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering 45 2 7   54
Electrical Engineering & Electronics 31 15 3 1 50
Physics 34 5 5 45
Mechanical Engineering 21 8 4 1 34
Engineering 18 5 3 1 27
Economics 21 1 3 26
Business/Finance/Marketing/Accounting 10 14     24
Biological Sciences & Molecular Biology 18 2   23
Medicine 1 20 1 1 23
Aerospace, Aeronautical & Astronautical 11 6   18
Literature 7 3 4   14
Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering 10  1 1   12
Law       11  11
Totals of Most Common Degrees Attained 362 135 57 20 574

Alumni who responded to this survey between 1995 and 2006 have earned a total of 737 degrees.

The 2016 Alumni Survey can be accessed here.


Alumni are welcome to submit an achievements by emailing UMTYMP Alumni Achievements.

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