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Geological & Earth Sciences at Sul Ross State University

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Geological & Earth Sciences at Sul Ross State University

Every geological and earth sciences school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the geology program at Sul Ross State University stacks up to those at other schools.

Sul Ross is located in Alpine, Texas and approximately 2,406 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 6 geology majors received their bachelor's degree from Sul Ross.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Geological & Earth Sciences section at the bottom of this page.

Sul Ross Geological & Earth Sciences Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology
  • Master’s Degree in Geology

Sul Ross Geological & Earth Sciences Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the geology progam at Sul Ross compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The geology major at Sul Ross is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Geological & Earth Sciences. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Geological & Earth Sciences Master’s Degree Schools 11
Most Focused Geological & Earth Sciences Schools 41
Most Popular Geological & Earth Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools 301

In 2019, 4 students received their master’s degree in geology from Sul Ross. This makes it the #144 most popular school for geology master’s degree candidates in the country.

Geology Student Demographics at Sul Ross

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the geology majors at Sul Ross State University.

Sul Ross Geological & Earth Sciences Bachelor’s Program

67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in geology from Sul Ross. About 33% were men and 67% were women. The typical geology bachelor's degree program is made up of only 42% women. So female students are more repesented at Sul Ross since its program graduates 24% more women than average.

Sul Ross Gender Breakdown of Geological & Earth Sciences Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 67% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in geology at Sul Ross are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 12% more racial-ethnic minorities in its geology bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Sul Ross State University with a bachelor's in geology.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Geological & Earth Sciences Majors at Sul Ross State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Sul Ross Geological & Earth Sciences Master’s Program

25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The geology program at Sul Ross awarded 4 master's degrees in 2018-2019. About 100% of these degrees went to men with the other 0% going to women.

Sul Ross Gender Breakdown of Geological & Earth Sciences Master's Degree Grads

In the geology master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 25% of degree recipients. That is 4% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Sul Ross State University with a master's in geology.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Geological & Earth Sciences Majors at Sul Ross State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Sul Ross also has a doctoral program available in geology. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Geology Grads May Go Into

A degree in geology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for TX, the home state for Sul Ross State University.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
Geoscientists 7,810 $150,140
Natural Sciences Managers 2,620 $127,270
Chemistry Professors 1,700 $95,070
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors 940 $104,760
Hydrologists 310 $78,240

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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