Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology

2022 Best Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology Schools

61 Colleges in the United States
1,124 Meteorology Degrees Awarded
$31,050 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you're seeking a degree in atmospheric sciences and meteorology, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #230 one in the country in terms of popularity.This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 61 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for atmospheric sciences and meteorology students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 1,124 degrees in atmospheric sciences and meteorology during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology School

Best Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology Schools Your choice of atmospheric sciences and meteorology school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 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 Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology Schools list to help you make the college decision. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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If you want to learn more about how we derive our rankings, see College Factual's Methodology.

Best Schools for Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 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 meteorology degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Schools in Meteorology

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

Any student pursuing a degree in atmospheric sciences and meteorology has to look into Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge. A Best Schools rank of #2 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were about 2 atmospheric sciences and meteorology students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent data year.

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#2

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NJ

Every student who is interested in atmospheric sciences and meteorology has to check out Princeton University. Located in the small city of Princeton, Princeton is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #12 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Princeton is a great university overall.

There were approximately 6 atmospheric sciences and meteorology students who graduated with this degree at Princeton in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX
36 Meteorology Degrees Awarded

Every student pursuing a degree in atmospheric sciences and meteorology needs to check out Texas A&M University - College Station. Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public university located in the city of College Station. 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 about 36 atmospheric sciences and meteorology students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent data year.

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

Every student pursuing a degree in atmospheric sciences and meteorology has to look into University of California - Los Angeles. UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the city of Los Angeles. A Best Schools rank of #46 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UCLA is a great university overall.

There were approximately 28 atmospheric sciences and meteorology students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In FL

Located in the city of Daytona Beach, Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 7th out of 87 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were approximately 21 atmospheric sciences and meteorology students who graduated with this degree at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In AZ

Embry-Riddle Prescott is a small private not-for-profit university located in the rural area of Prescott. This university ranks 2nd out of 30 colleges for overall quality in the state of Arizona.

There were about 15 atmospheric sciences and meteorology students who graduated with this degree at Embry-Riddle Prescott in the most recent year we have data available.

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

Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #40 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means U-M is a great university overall.

There were approximately 26 atmospheric sciences and meteorology students who graduated with this degree at U-M in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI
31 Meteorology Degrees Awarded

UW - Madison is a fairly large public university located in the city of Madison. A Best Schools rank of #69 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were roughly 31 atmospheric sciences and meteorology students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent data year.

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#9

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY

Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were roughly 9 atmospheric sciences and meteorology students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year.

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

Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #74 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UMCP is a great university overall.

There were approximately 29 atmospheric sciences and meteorology students who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent year we have data available.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology students that almost earned our Best Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology Schools award.

Rank College Location
11 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
12 University of Georgia Athens, GA
13 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
14 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
15 University of Delaware Newark, DE

Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 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 8 majors within the Physical Sciences area of study, Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Meteorology Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
General Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 866
Meteorology 215
Other Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 30
Atmospheric Chemistry & Climatology 11
Atmospheric Physics & Dynamics 2

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Majors Similar to Meteorology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Chemistry 21,669
Physics 13,989
Geological & Earth Sciences 8,753
General Physical Sciences 4,155
Astronomy & Astrophysics 1,253
Materials Sciences 668
Other Physical Science 534
Physics and Astronomy 55

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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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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