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Geography & Cartography at University of California - Santa Barbara

If you plan to study geography and cartography, take a look at what University of California - Santa Barbara has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 25,057 students attend the school each year. Of the 6,327 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of California - Santa Barbara in 2019, 76 of them were geography and cartography majors.

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.

UCSB Geography & Cartography Degrees Available

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

UCSB Geography & Cartography Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the geography progam at UCSB 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

Of the schools analyzed in this analysis, the geography program at UCSB was ranked #3 for overall quality. This puts the program in the top 5% of the nation. It is also ranked as the #2 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Geography & Cartography 3
Most Popular Colleges for Geography & Cartography 5
Highest Paid Geography & Cartography Graduates 28
Best Value Colleges for Geography & Cartography 34

In 2019, 4 students received their master’s degree in geography from UCSB. This makes it the #88 most popular school for geography master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 18 students who received their doctoral degrees in geography, making the school the #1 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UCSB Geography Graduates

The median salary of geography students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $33,200. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 2% higher than the national average of $32,500 for all geography bachelor's degree recipients.

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Geography Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the geography majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Program

50% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 76 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Geography & Cartography from UCSB in 2018-2019, 50% were men and 50% were women. The typical geography bachelor's degree program is made up of only 39% women. So female students are more repesented at UCSB since its program graduates 11% more women than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Geography & Cartography Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 27% 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 University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in geography.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Geography & Cartography Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 11
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 22
White 27
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

UCSB Geography & Cartography Master’s Program

50% Women
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 students earned a master's degree in geography from UCSB. About 50% of these graduates were women and the other 50% were men.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Geography & Cartography Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a geography master's degree from UCSB, 100% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in geography.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Geography & Cartography Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in geography. In 2019, 18 students 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Managers 66,300 $143,350
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 1,010 $84,540
Geographers 120 $85,530

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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