In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for a meteorology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,191 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

33% above average compared to other degrees

$ 24,731 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

23% above average compared to other degrees

$ 39,951 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

24% above average compared to other degrees

What do meteorology graduates earn?

Meteorology students make an average of $68,152 per year after graduation. This is 2% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

9% of meteorology graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 68,152 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 56% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

55% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular meteorology schools in the US

There are 38 schools in the US that offer a meteorology degree. The meteorology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are Rutgers University-New Brunswick, University of Arizona and University of Miami. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in meteorology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
Rutgers University-New Brunswick$14,638
University of Arizona$11,877
University of Miami$48,484
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$13,230
University of Utah$8,884
CUNY City College$6,940
Massachusetts Institute of Technology$49,892
Iowa State University$8,636
Central Michigan University$12,510
University of North Carolina at Charlotte$6,832

Top US schools for a meteorology degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering meteorology degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Massachusetts Institute of Technology7%$49,892
University of Miami36%$48,484
CUNY City College46%$6,940
Rutgers University-New Brunswick58%$14,638
Western Illinois University60%$12,897
Northland College61%$35,157
Florida Institute of Technology63%$41,240
University of North Carolina at Charlotte66%$6,832
University of Utah66%$8,884
Central Michigan University68%$12,510

Cheapest US schools for a meteorology degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a meteorology degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
University of North Carolina at Charlotte$6,832
CUNY City College$6,940
University of South Alabama$7,812
Saint Cloud State University$8,228
Iowa State University$8,636
University of Utah$8,884
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee$9,565
Western Kentucky University$10,202
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus$11,538
Lyndon State College$11,730

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