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Geography & Cartography at Texas Tech University

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Geography & Cartography at Texas Tech University

What traits are you looking for in a geography school? To help you decide if Texas Tech University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's geography program.

Texas Tech is located in Lubbock, Texas and approximately 40,322 students attend the school each year. In the 2019-2020 academic year, 13 students received a bachelor's degree in geography from Texas Tech.

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

Texas Tech Geography & Cartography Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geography
  • Master’s Degree in Geography

Texas Tech Geography & Cartography Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks geography programs across the country. The following shows how Texas Tech performed in these rankings.

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 geography major at Texas Tech is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Geography & Cartography. 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
42
82
Best Value Geography & Cartography Schools 86
106
Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools 116
Most Popular Geography & Cartography Schools 116
Best Geography & Cartography Schools 139
Most Focused Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools 211

In 2020, 3 students received their master’s degree in geography from Texas Tech. This makes it the #103 most popular school for geography master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Texas Tech Geography Graduates

The median salary of geography students who receive their bachelor's degree at Texas Tech is $37,568. This is 16% higher than $32,500, which is the national average for all geography bachelor's degree recipients.

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Geography Student Demographics at Texas Tech

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the geography majors at Texas Tech University.

Texas Tech Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Program

15% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 13 geography students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2019-2020 from Texas Tech, about 85% were men and 15% were women.

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About 62% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in geography at Texas Tech are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 6% more racial-ethnic minorities in its geography bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor's in geography.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 8
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Texas Tech Geography & Cartography Master’s Program

33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 3 students earned a master's degree in geography from Texas Tech. About 33% of these graduates were women and the other 67% were men.

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Of the students who received a geography master's degree from Texas Tech, 67% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level. In the geography master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 33% of degree recipients. That is 9% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Texas Tech University with a master's in geography.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 2
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Texas Tech also has a doctoral program available in geography. In 2020, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Geography Grads May Go Into

A degree in geography 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 Texas Tech University.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
Managers 20,710 $122,130
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 1,280 $64,620
Geography Professors 280 $88,560
Geographers 150 $65,000

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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