2022 Best Soil Sciences Schools

29 Colleges in the United States
396 Soil Sciences Degrees Awarded
$39,200 Avg Early-Career Salary
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a degree in soil sciences. It is ranked #284 out of 368 major degree programs in terms of popularity. While this may limit the number of schools that offer the degree program, there are still top-quality ones to be found.

College Factual looked at 29 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Soil Sciences Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 396 degrees in soil sciences to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Soil Sciences School

Best Soil Sciences Schools Your choice of soil sciences school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for soil sciences schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Soil Sciences Rankings by Degree Level

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Soil Sciences Schools list to help you make the college decision. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Soil Sciences in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the soil sciences degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Schools in Soil Sciences

#1

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IN

Any student who is interested in soil sciences needs to check out Purdue University - Main Campus. Purdue is a very large public university located in the small city of West Lafayette. A Best Schools rank of #106 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were approximately 25 soil sciences students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In WI

University of Wisconsin - Madison is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in soil sciences. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #69 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were about 11 soil sciences students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent data year.

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#3

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In FL

University of Florida is a great choice for students pursuing a degree in soil sciences. Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, UF is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #94 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were about 27 soil sciences students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IA

Any student pursuing a degree in soil sciences needs to take a look at Iowa State University. Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #146 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Iowa State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 5 soil sciences students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent data year.

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1st Most Popular In ND

North Dakota State University is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Fargo. This university ranks 1st out of 14 colleges for overall quality in the state of North Dakota.

There were about 6 soil sciences students who graduated with this degree at North Dakota State University in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MN

Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #120 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great university overall.

There were about 6 soil sciences students who graduated with this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent year we have data available.

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2nd Most Popular In CA

Located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #70 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a great university overall.

There were about 2 soil sciences students who graduated with this degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NE

UNL is a very large public university located in the large city of Lincoln. This university ranks 1st out of 22 schools for overall quality in the state of Nebraska.

There were about 9 soil sciences students who graduated with this degree at UNL in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NC

NC State is a fairly large public university located in the city of Raleigh. A Best Schools rank of #123 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means NC State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 9 soil sciences students who graduated with this degree at NC State in the most recent year we have data available.

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1st Most Popular In TX

Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #81 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were roughly 7 soil sciences students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent data year.

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Soil Sciences by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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One of 16 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Soil Sciences has other similar majors worth exploring.

Soil Sciences Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Soil Science & Agronomy, General 297
Soil Sciences, Other 60
Soil Chemistry & Physics 39

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 7,900
Agricultural Economics & Business 7,547
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 4,816
General Agriculture 3,242
Plant Sciences 3,094
Agricultural Production 2,272
Food Science Technology 2,215
Horticulture 1,675
Agricultural Mechanization 877
Agricultural Public Services 811

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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