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Bachelor’s Degrees in Soil Sciences

258 Yearly Graduations
$39,100 Median Salary
$19,325 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in soil sciences is offered at 26 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.9% of soil sciences graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Soil Sciences Majors

In 2018-2019, 258 earned their bachelor's degree in soil sciences. This makes it the 242nd most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in soil sciences at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 258
Master’s Degree 101
Doctor’s Degree 53
Basic Certificate 11
Graduate Certificate 10
Associate’s Degree 1

Earnings of Soil Sciences Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in soil sciences is $39,100. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $35,700 and the high is $40,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in soil sciences is $19,325. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $24,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $15,097.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $201.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in soil sciences. About 65.1% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 168
Women 90
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Soil Sciences

The racial-ethnic distribution of soil sciences bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 216
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 13
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Soil Sciences Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 26 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in soil sciences. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

40 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for soil sciences students seekinga bachelor's degree is The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. Roughly 29,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,332 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,468 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 people received their bachelor's degree in soil sciences from UT Knoxville. About 20% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
31 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in soil sciences. Roughly 49,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 bachelor's degrees were handed out to soil sciences majors at Michigan State. Of these students, 26% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
30 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in soil sciences. Each year, around 8,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,698 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,066 per year.

The soil sciences program at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point awarded 30 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 37% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

30 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado State University - Fort Collins is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in soil sciences. Each year, around 33,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 bachelor's degrees were handed out to soil sciences majors at Colorado State. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

24 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in soil sciences. Roughly 24,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,366 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,531 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 bachelor's degrees were handed out to soil sciences majors at OSU. About 17% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

20 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

The 6th most popular school in the country for soil sciences majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,456 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,268 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 bachelor's degrees were handed out to soil sciences majors at SIUC.

19 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brigham Young University - Provo is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in soil sciences. Roughly 34,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,290 per year.

The soil sciences program at Brigham Young University - Provo awarded 19 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 58% were women.

19 Yearly Graduations
11% Women

Brigham Young University - Idaho comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in soil sciences. Roughly 39,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 bachelor's degrees were handed out to soil sciences majors at BYU - I.

#9

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clemson University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in soil sciences. Each year, around 25,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,118 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their bachelor's degree in soil sciences from Clemson. Of these students, 44% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for soil sciences majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Roughly 25,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,976 per year.

The soil sciences program at University of Nebraska - Lincoln awarded 7 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in soil sciences. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their bachelor's degree in soil sciences from UGA. About 75% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

University of Hawaii at Manoa is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in soil sciences. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,304 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,912 per year.

The soil sciences program at University of Hawaii at Manoa awarded 4 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#11

New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for soil sciences majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is New Mexico State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 14,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,844 per year.

The soil sciences program at New Mexico State University - Main Campus awarded 4 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

North Dakota State University - Main Campus is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in soil sciences. Each year, around 13,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,275 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,743 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their bachelor's degree in soil sciences from North Dakota State University.

#15

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
3 Yearly Graduations

University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in soil sciences. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

The soil sciences program at University of Wisconsin - Madison awarded 3 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#15

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in soil sciences. Roughly 45,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 bachelor's degrees were handed out to soil sciences majors at Purdue. Of these students, 33% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in soil sciences. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The soil sciences program at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo awarded 2 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#17

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Florida comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in soil sciences. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

The soil sciences program at University of Florida awarded 2 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#19

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 Yearly Graduations

North Carolina State University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in soil sciences. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,535 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,095 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their bachelor's degree in soil sciences from NC State.

#19

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
1 Yearly Graduations

The 19th most popular school in the country for soil sciences majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,968 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,510 per year.

The soil sciences program at University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez awarded 1 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to soil sciences that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Animal Science 6,605
Agricultural Economics 5,324
General Agriculture 2,377
Plant Sciences 2,008
Food Science Technology 1,363

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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