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2021 Best Soil Sciences Schools

30 Colleges
$39,200 Avg Salary
$19,304 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Soil Sciences School for You

Soil Sciences is the #298 most popular major in the country with 434 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Soil Sciences Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 30 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Soil Sciences Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Soil Sciences Colleges.

Top 10 Best Soil Sciences Schools

Our 2021 rankings named University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point the best school in the United States for soil sciences students. Located in the distant town of Stevens Point, UW - Stevens Point is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Wisconsin - Madison is a great place for soil sciences students. Wisconsin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Madison.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend North Dakota State University - Main Campus. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Soil Sciences Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#4

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

The excellent programs at Purdue University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best soil sciences schools in the United States. Purdue is a fairly large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette.

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The excellent programs at Iowa State University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best soil sciences schools in the United States. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Ames.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best soil sciences programs. Located in the city of Lincoln, UNL is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Soil Sciences Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a very large student population.

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With a ranking of #8, Texas A&M University - College Station did quite well on this year’s best schools for soil sciences students. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a very large student population.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for soil sciences students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #10, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo did quite well on this year’s best schools for soil sciences students. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo.

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

Soil Sciences is one of 13 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Soil Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 8,910
Animal Science 7,814
Horticulture 4,451
General Agriculture 3,551
Agricultural Production 3,536

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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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