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2024 Best Materials Sciences Schools in the Southeast Region

4 Colleges in the Southeast Region
48 Materials Science Degrees Awarded
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a degree in materials sciences. It is ranked #265 out of 395 major degree programs in terms of popularity. This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

For its 2024 ranking, College Factual looked at 4 schools in the Southeast Region to determine which ones were the best for materials sciences students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 48 degrees in materials sciences during the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Materials Sciences School

Best Materials Sciences Schools in the Southeast Region The materials science program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Materials Sciences rankings. We derive our Best Overall Materials Sciences School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

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.

Materials Sciences Rankings by Degree Level

Master's Degrees in Materials Science
Doctor's Degrees in Materials Science

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Materials Sciences Schools in the Southeast Region list, to help you choose the best school for you. 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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Best Schools for Materials Sciences in the Southeast Region

The schools below may not offer all types of materials science degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

Top Southeast Region Schools in Materials Science

1
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NC
50.0% Growth in Graduates

Every student who is interested in materials sciences needs to look into University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #43 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great university overall.

There were approximately 4 materials sciences students who graduated with this degree at UNC Chapel Hill in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in materials sciences from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In FL
16.7% Growth in Graduates

It's hard to beat Florida State University if you wish to pursue a degree in materials sciences. Florida State is a very large public university located in the city of Tallahassee. This university ranks 3rd out of 77 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were roughly 6 materials sciences students who graduated with this degree at Florida State in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in materials sciences from Florida State University

3
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In GA

University of Georgia is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in materials sciences. UGA is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Athens. A Best Colleges rank of #72 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means UGA is a great university overall.

There were roughly 1 materials sciences students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in materials sciences from University of Georgia

4
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type

It is hard to beat University of Alabama at Birmingham if you want to pursue a degree in materials sciences. UAB is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham. This university ranks 5th out of 40 colleges for overall quality in the state of Alabama.More information about a degree in materials sciences from University of Alabama at Birmingham

Best Materials Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best materials sciences colleges for a specific state in the Southeast Region .

StateCollegesDegrees Awarded
Georgia2872
Florida2825
North Carolina2799
Virginia2745
Tennessee2695
Arkansas23411
Alabama2332

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One of 8 majors within the Physical Sciences area of study, Materials Sciences has other similar majors worth exploring.

Materials Science Concentrations

MajorAnnual Graduates
General Materials Science34
Materials Chemistry14

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Related MajorAnnual Graduates
Chemistry4,991
Physics2,179
Geological & Earth Sciences1,611
General Physical Sciences221
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology210
Astronomy & Astrophysics176
Other Physical Science149
Physics and Astronomy33

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