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Geological & Earth Sciences Schools in Florida

261 Geology students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Geological & Earth Sciences is the 136th most popular major in the state out of a total 294 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Geological & Earth Sciences Majors in Florida

Geology majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 127
Master’s Degree 76
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 54
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 54
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 54
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4
Post-Master’s Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

In Florida, a geology major is more popular with men than with women.

Geological & Earth Sciences Majors in FL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of geology majors in Florida is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Black or African American: 1.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 16.1%
  • White: 62.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 12.3%
  • Other Races: 5.7%
Geological & Earth Sciences Majors in FL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Geological & Earth Sciences Grads in Florida

In this state, there are 2,140 people employed in jobs related to a geology degree, compared to 128,200 nationwide.

Geological & Earth Sciences Jobs Nationwide vs. FL

Wages for Geological & Earth Sciences Jobs in Florida

A typical salary for a geology grad in the state is $81,170, compared to a typical salary of $101,890 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 11 colleges in Florida that offer geology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

82 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
43,846 Total Students

The average student takes 4.42 years to complete their degree at USF Tampa. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 1.20% which is lower than average.

#2

University of Miami

Coral Gables
36 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
17,331 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 79% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 72% get financial aid.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
41,005 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.40%. 96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 86%.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
29,772 Total Students

In their early career, FAU grads earn an average salary of $36,200. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. 70% of the teachers are full time.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
57,942 Total Students

The 3.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

#6

University of Florida

Gainesville
25 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
52,218 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,600 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. This public school has an average net price of $8,057.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,585 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,390. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 88% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 1.50% which is lower than average.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
6,271 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,000 after earning their degree at this institution. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.26 years to graduate.

#9

Eckerd College

Saint Petersburg
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
2,006 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 84%. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

#10

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
20,435 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,816. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

Geological & Earth Sciences Careers in FL

Some of the careers geology majors go into include:

Job Title FL Job Growth FL Median Salary
Geoscientists 22% $81,650
Hydrologists 20% $84,560
Natural Sciences Managers 19% $0
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors 17% $93,510
Chemistry Professors 14% $86,330

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to geology.

Major Annual Graduates in FL
Chemistry 841
Physics 347
Atmospheric Sciences 60
Astronomy & Astrophysics 45
Materials Sciences 4
Other Physical Science 2

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