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1,050 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 156 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in geography. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 22% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.1% of geography graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Geography Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,050 earned their basic certificate in geography. This earns it the #67 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate 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 Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for geography majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for geography students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in geography. About 58.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 612
Women 438
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Geography

The racial-ethnic distribution of geography basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 43
Black or African American 23
Hispanic or Latino 122
White 776
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 74
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Geography Basic Certificate Students

There are 156 colleges that offer a basic certificate in geography. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

39 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for geography students seekinga basic certificate is Arizona State University - Tempe. Roughly 53,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 basic certificates were handed out to geography majors at ASU - Tempe. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#2

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
38 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Atlantic University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in geography. Each year, around 30,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $2,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,467 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their basic certificate in geography from FAU. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

35 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in geography. Roughly 32,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

The geography program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus awarded 35 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 54% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia
34 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Georgia comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in geography. Roughly 19,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,898 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,140 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 basic certificates were handed out to geography majors at UNG. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 47% were women.

#5

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
32 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in geography. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 basic certificates were handed out to geography majors at Portland Community College. About 25% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

31 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Ohio University - Athens Campus. Each year, around 27,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,612 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,444 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 basic certificates were handed out to geography majors at OHIO Athens. About 81% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
30 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pennsylvania State University - University Park. Each year, around 91,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their basic certificate in geography from Penn State University Park. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#8

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Virginia
29 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Mary Washington. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,678 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,676 per year.

The geography program at University of Mary Washington awarded 29 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 41% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
24 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Front Range Community College. Each year, around 19,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 basic certificates were handed out to geography majors at FRCC.

#9

Plymouth State University

Plymouth, New Hampshire
24 Yearly Graduations
38% Women

Plymouth State University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in geography. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,630 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 basic certificates were handed out to geography majors at Plymouth State.

#9

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington
24 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Washington University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in geography. Each year, around 12,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,543 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,721 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their basic certificate in geography from EWU. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

#12

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
22 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in geography. Roughly 74,300 attend the school each year. The geography program at Lone Star College System awarded 22 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

20 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Minnesota State University - Mankato. Roughly 14,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,394 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,694 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 basic certificates were handed out to geography majors at Minnesota State Mankato. Of these students, 25% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Rio Hondo College

Whittier, California
19 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Rio Hondo College. Roughly 19,300 attend the school each year. The geography program at Rio Hondo College awarded 19 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 37% were women and 84% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington
19 Yearly Graduations
32% Women

The 14th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Western Washington University. Roughly 16,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,215 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,806 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 basic certificates were handed out to geography majors at WWU.

#14

College of Southern Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho
19 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Southern Idaho comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in geography. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The geography program at College of Southern Idaho awarded 19 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#17

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
17 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Palomar College. Each year, around 23,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The geography program at Palomar College awarded 17 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
16 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Georgia. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

The geography program at University of Georgia awarded 16 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 44% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego, California
16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Diego Mesa College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in geography. Roughly 20,700 attend the school each year. The geography program at San Diego Mesa College awarded 16 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 56% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Kennesaw State University. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,328 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 basic certificates were handed out to geography majors at KSU Georgia. Of these students, 56% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to geography that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Political Science & Government 225
Criminology 125
Sociology 76
International Relations & Security 69
General Social Sciences 68

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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