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History

The Department of Statistics, formerly known as the Department of Accounting and Statistics, was one of the founding departments in NCCU in 1958. It was formally established in 1966, and is the first statistics department in Taiwan. In response to the needs of the statistical profession, the Master program was established in 1968, and the Ph.D. program in 1988. These two programs were pioneers in Taiwan, in that the department was the first to offer a complete program in Statistics in Taiwan.

The Department of Statistics offers courses that are both theory- and application-oriented, and it has been taking the responsibility to educate and train students in practicing statistics for the whole school. Currently, the department has 15 full-time faculty members, 2 joint appointments, 2 staff assistants, and 307 students including 236 undergraduates, 65 Master students, and 6 Ph.D. students.


Over the past four decades, the department has produced thousands of outstanding statisticians, whose performances have made the department highly recognized. The job market for our alumni is very promising with abundant opportunities in government, industry, business, academia, and other research organizations. Due to the strong academic tradition and outstanding training of the department, our alumni also play active roles in their professions. Many of our alumni hold influential positions in governmental statistics and accounting units, such as the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS), while others hold positions in banking, financial holdings, insurance, high-tech, computer-related and sampling/survey industries, and academic units.

The Statistical Consulting Center (SCC) is one of the most important features of the Department of Statistics. The mission for the SCC is to enhance student training and research development through providing consulting services. At the SCC, we carry out projects to help clients define their research objectives and to develop a research design appropriate for the needs of clients. Students may serve as project assistants to work closely and collaboratively with clients. 
The SCC was established in 1995 as the Statistical Consulting Laboratory, and was later expanded and changed to the Statistical Extension and Research Center in 1997. Its current name was adopted in 2007. The SCC serves as a bridge between statistical and non-statistical communities and it also provides a suitable environment and numerous opportunities for students to practice statistical methodology. 

The SCC is located in the Commerce Building in NCCU. It has a consulting lab and a discussion room with 10 Computer Assisted Mobile Interview (CAMI) stations.