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827 Yearly Graduations
$54,600 Median Salary
$34,506 Median Debt
There are 112 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in geography. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 8.0% of geography graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Geography Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 827 students earned their graduate certificate in geography. This makes it the 24th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

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 Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in geography is $54,600. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $48,400 to a high of $58,800.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in geography is $34,506. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $37,753 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $31,258.

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The median monthly payment of a geography graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $402.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in geography. About 54.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 454
Women 373
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Geography

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 25
Black or African American 21
Hispanic or Latino 61
White 594
International Students 66
Other Races/Ethnicities 60
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Geography Graduate Certificate Students

There are 112 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in geography. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
171 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for geography majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

The geography program at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus awarded 171 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 39% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
87 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Oregon State University. Each year, around 31,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

The geography program at Oregon State University awarded 87 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 45% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
59 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Denver is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in geography. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,336 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 people received their graduate certificate in geography from DU. Of these students, 47% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
30 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in geography. Roughly 48,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their graduate certificate in geography from USC. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#5

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
27 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Texas A&M University - College Station. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their graduate certificate in geography from Texas A&M College Station. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

#5

Utah State University

Logan, Utah
27 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utah State University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in geography. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,549 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,996 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their graduate certificate in geography from USU. Of these students, 37% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
22 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Utah is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in geography. Roughly 32,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

The geography program at University of Utah awarded 22 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#8

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island
18 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Rhode Island. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,590 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,734 per year.

The geography program at University of Rhode Island awarded 18 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

18 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Dallas is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in geography. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,874 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their graduate certificate in geography from UT Dallas. Of these students, 50% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
14 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Virginia Commonwealth University. Roughly 29,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 graduate certificates were handed out to geography majors at VCU. About 57% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas
14 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Texas State University. Each year, around 38,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,052 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,751 per year.

The geography program at Texas State University awarded 14 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#10

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
14 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Wisconsin - Madison. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 graduate certificates were handed out to geography majors at UW - Madison. About 50% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
14 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in geography. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 graduate certificates were handed out to geography majors at GWU. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#14

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
13 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland State University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in geography. Roughly 25,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,462 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,718 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 graduate certificates were handed out to geography majors at Portland State University. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#14

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
13 Yearly Graduations
46% Women

Iowa State University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in geography. Each year, around 33,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 graduate certificates were handed out to geography majors at Iowa State.

#16

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
12 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in geography. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in geography from GMU. Of these students, 25% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
12 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Dakota is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in geography. Roughly 13,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,534 per year.

The geography program at University of North Dakota awarded 12 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 42% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University of North Alabama

Florence, Alabama
12 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Alabama is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in geography. Roughly 7,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,660 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in geography from UNA. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#19

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Virginia Tech. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 graduate certificates were handed out to geography majors at Virginia Tech. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#20

Hunter College

New York, New York
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Hunter College. Each year, around 23,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

The geography program at Hunter College awarded 9 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
International Relations & Security 326
Urban Studies 149
Political Science & Government 129
Criminology 98
Economics 83

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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