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September 30, 2010

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Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
College of William and Mary
Marine Science
19 46 15 47 15 37 18 35 16 34
Colorado State U.
Atmospheric Science
1 5 1 7 2 14 37 47 1 4
Florida State U.
Meteorology
14 44 7 38 13 34 15 31 15 35
Florida State U.
Oceanography
11 39 8 38 5 23 34 46 7 22
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Oceanography & Coastal Sciences
19 46 22 48 13 37 9 26 12 32
Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology

Atmospheres, Oceans & Climate including MIT/WHOI Oceanography
3 17 3 21 9 28 10 28 3 6
North Carolina State U.
Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
34 49 33 50 21 43 31 44 31 45
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Atmospheric Sciences
39 50 10 38 50 50 41 49 43 49
Old Dominion U.
Oceanography
26 48 13 45 17 46 7 22 35 47
Oregon State U.
Oceanography
11 38 4 32 34 47 23 39 9 37
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Meteorology
4 20 3 27 7 27 43 49 8 29
Princeton U.
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
13 38 17 44 2 18 17 36 10 32
Purdue U. Main Campus
Atmospheric Science
15 42 28 50 1 7 30 44 27 44
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Oceanography
13 44 9 44 27 45 5 19 22 41
State U. of New York at Albany
Atmospheric Science
16 44 16 46 5 26 16 33 21 45
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
7 31 7 39 20 41 1 3 6 20
Texas A&M U.
Atmospheric Sciences
9 30 10 41 18 36 14 31 10 29
Texas A&M U.
Oceanography
27 48 22 48 25 45 19 38 28 43
U. of Alabama at Huntsville
Atmospheric Science
24 48 26 50 44 49 28 42 39 48
U. of Alaska at Fairbanks
Oceanography
27 50 31 50 31 45 28 42 28 46
U. of Arizona
Atmospheric Sciences
16 45 21 48 21 43 21 38 11 44
U. of California at Los Angeles
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
1 6 1 3 35 47 4 17 1 4
U. of California at San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
2 9 4 25 7 26 6 21 1 2
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Marine Science
1 11 2 18 1 16 12 30 4 10
U. of California at Santa Cruz
Ocean Sciences
7 32 4 31 11 38 1 5 6 17
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
7 30 7 40 11 39 8 24 9 34
U. of Connec-
ticut

Oceanography Ph.D.
14 45 8 41 25 44 2 9 28 44
U. of Delaware
Marine Studies
14 42 14 45 11 29 15 35 18 38
U. of Delaware
Oceanography
15 45 17 47 3 24 9 29 26 44
U. of Georgia
Marine Sciences
7 33 4 31 7 33 4 16 15 39
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

Meteorology
13 45 4 31 44 49 42 49 43 50
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

Oceanography
10 40 5 31 23 45 17 37 15 38
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Atmospheric Sciences
14 40 22 47 15 40 46 50 34 46
U. of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore County, College Park, and Eastern Shore
Marine, Estuarine, & Environmental Sciences
22 48 17 46 27 45 3 11 5 31
U. of Maryland at College Park
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
3 13 5 30 7 25 4 14 4 12
U. of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
11 40 10 42 13 36 4 14 10 31
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences
3 16 6 32 1 13 8 27 6 27
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Water Resources Science
47 50 31 50 47 49 29 44 46 49
U. of Nevada at Reno
Atmospheric Science
16 45 34 50 3 35 15 32 27 47
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Marine Sciences
18 47 6 35 33 47 9 32 13 37
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Meteorology
15 41 34 50 2 13 40 48 17 35
U. of Rhode Island
Oceanography
12 41 7 42 30 46 9 29 13 33
U. of South Florida
Marine Science
15 45 10 44 7 29 2 9 7 30
U. of Southern Mississippi
Marine Science
32 50 16 49 20 47 37 47 49 50
U. of Texas at Austin
Marine Science
14 43 17 46 1 14 24 42 17 40
U. of Utah
Meteorology
14 45 13 46 4 17 48 50 29 47
U. of Washing-
ton

Atmospheric Sciences
2 13 1 13 13 34 36 45 7 22
U. of Washing-
ton

Oceanography
10 34 7 37 22 43 7 28 11 32
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
15 45 20 49 19 42 29 41 23 43
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Limnology and Marine Science
2 11 2 15 3 17 25 41 5 16
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.