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Geography & Cartography Schools in California

1,212 Geography students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Geography & Cartography is the 106th most popular major in the state out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Geography & Cartography Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 615
Associate’s Degree 227
Master’s Degree 148
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 131
Post-Master’s Certificate 37
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 37
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 34
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 34
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 34
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 20
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 20

Gender Distribution

In California, a geography major is more popular with men than with women.

Geography & Cartography Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of geography majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 11.6%
  • Black or African American: 2.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 29.9%
  • White: 41.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.3%
  • Other Races: 10.1%
Geography & Cartography Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Geography & Cartography Grads in California

There are 67,710 people in the state and 479,240 people in the nation working in geography jobs.

Geography & Cartography Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Geography & Cartography Jobs in California

A typical salary for a geography grad in the state is $85,530, compared to a typical salary of $80,530 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 96 colleges in California that offer geography degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

152 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,537 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.21 years. The student loan default rate of 1.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

98 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
25,976 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 63% of students receive it. 85% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average.

95 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
37,466 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 82% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average. In their early career, CSULB grads earn an average salary of $36,500.

87 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
47,310 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $53,800 after earning their degree at this institution. This private institution charges an average net price of $30,453. The full-time teacher rate is 59%.

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
40,212 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 87% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.70%. The student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
31,902 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,722. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 48%.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
35,303 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 28 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,700 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,287.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
29,778 Total Students

50% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 5.30% which is lower than average. This public school has an average net price of $15,033.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
22,284 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 33% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,800 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,603.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
7,972 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. 55% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,897.

Geography & Cartography Careers in CA

Some of the careers geography majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 25% $83,480
Managers 11% $129,300

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Sociology 13,306
General Social Sciences 9,778
Economics 8,743
Political Science & Government 7,622
Anthropology 2,805
International Relations & Security 1,657
Criminology 1,327
Other Social Sciences 454

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