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Associate’s Degrees in Geography & Cartography

339 Yearly Graduations
$12,000 Median Debt
37% Women
There are 127 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in geography. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 45% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.2% of geography graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Geography Majors

In 2018-2019, 339 earned their associate's degree in geography. This earns it the #135 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in geography at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,690
Master’s Degree 1,192
Basic Certificate 1,050
Graduate Certificate 827
Associate’s Degree 339
Undergraduate Certificate 295
Doctor’s Degree 280

Earnings of Geography Majors With Associate’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in geography is $12,000. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $12,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,000.

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The median monthly payment of a geography graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $125.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in geography. About 63.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 215
Women 124
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Geography

The racial-ethnic distribution of geography associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 26
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 87
White 178
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 32
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Geography Associate's Degree Students

There are 127 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in geography. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Mitchell Technical College

Mitchell, South Dakota
17 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mitchell Technical College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for geography majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their associate's degree in geography from Mitchell Tech. About 18% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Cerritos College

Norwalk, California
13 Yearly Graduations
54% Women

Cerritos College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in geography. Roughly 22,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 associate's degrees were handed out to geography majors at Cerritos College. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#3

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, California
12 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Barbara City College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in geography. Each year, around 14,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their associate's degree in geography from SBCC. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#3

Ventura College

Ventura, California
12 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ventura College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in geography. Each year, around 12,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their associate's degree in geography from Ventura College. Around 83% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#5

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California
11 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Saddleback College. Roughly 19,700 attend the school each year. The geography program at Saddleback College awarded 11 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 82% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#5

American River College

Sacramento, California
11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American River College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in geography. Each year, around 31,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The geography program at American River College awarded 11 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 55% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego, California
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Diego Mesa College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in geography. Roughly 20,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their associate's degree in geography from San Diego Mesa College. Of these students, 30% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Grossmont College

El Cajon, California
10 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Grossmont College. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their associate's degree in geography from Grossmont College. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#7

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, California
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Long Beach City College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in geography. Each year, around 24,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 associate's degrees were handed out to geography majors at Long Beach City College. Of these students, 30% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Sierra College

Rocklin, California
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sierra College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in geography. Roughly 18,200 attend the school each year. The geography program at Sierra College awarded 9 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in geography. Roughly 74,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their associate's degree in geography from North Harris Montgomery. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#11

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Pasadena City College. Roughly 26,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their associate's degree in geography from Pasadena City College. About 50% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Cosumnes River College

Sacramento, California
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cosumnes River College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in geography. Roughly 14,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their associate's degree in geography from Cosumnes River. Of these students, 43% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in geography. Roughly 23,000 attend the school each year. The geography program at Central New Mexico Community College awarded 7 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Austin Community College District comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in geography. Each year, around 41,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 associate's degrees were handed out to geography majors at Austin Community College District. About 86% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orange Coast College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in geography. Each year, around 20,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The geography program at Orange Coast College awarded 6 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Los Angeles Pierce College

Woodland Hills, California
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Pierce College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in geography. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their associate's degree in geography from Pierce College. About 67% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Moorpark College

Moorpark, California
6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Moorpark College. Roughly 14,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 associate's degrees were handed out to geography majors at Moorpark College. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#19

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palomar College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in geography. Each year, around 23,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 associate's degrees were handed out to geography majors at Palomar College. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#19

Fullerton College

Fullerton, California
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

Fullerton College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in geography. Roughly 22,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their associate's degree in geography from Fullerton College. About 60% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to geography that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Social Sciences 12,003
Sociology 5,523
Economics 2,228
Political Science & Government 2,020
Anthropology 940

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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