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2021 Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor's Degree Schools

214 Colleges
$32,264 Avg Salary
$22,606 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor's Degree School for You

Geography & Cartography is the #115 most popular major in the country with 8,673 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 214 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for geography majors pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Geography

#1

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Our 2021 rankings named Dartmouth College the best school in the United States for geography and cartography students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the remote town of Hanover, Dartmouth is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, geography majors at Dartmouth accumulate an average of around $14,217 in student debt.

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#2

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Colgate University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the distant town of Hamilton, Colgate is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Geography majors at Colgate take out an average of $14,628 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree.

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#3

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Middlebury College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Middlebury is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Middlebury.

The average amount in student loans that geography majors at Middlebury take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $15,654.

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#4

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Northwestern University is a great place for geography and cartography students working on their bachelor’s degree. Northwestern U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Evanston.

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#5

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Chicago. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

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#6

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for geography and cartography students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the small city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, geography majors at JMU accumulate an average of around $21,210 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $232.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree geography and cartography programs. Texas A&M is a very large public school located in the city of College Station.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, geography graduates from Texas A&M carry an average student debtload of $18,343. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $197.

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Kennesaw State University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Kennesaw, KSU Georgia is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, geography graduates from KSU Georgia take out $36,244 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $405, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The University of Texas at Austin ranked #9 on this year’s Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a very large student population.

Geography majors at UT Austin take out an average of $21,235 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $223, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Maryland - College Park landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree geography and cartography programs. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of College Park.

The average amount in student loans that geography majors at UMCP take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $21,119. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $223, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#11

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for geography and cartography students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the city of East Lansing.

The average amount in student loans that geography majors at Michigan State take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $23,848. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#12

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Rowan is a large public school located in the large suburb of Glassboro.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, geography graduates from Rowan carry an average student debtload of $23,476. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $232.

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With a ranking of #13, Arizona State University - Skysong did quite well on this year’s best schools for geography and cartography students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, geography graduates from ASU - Skysong take out $22,610 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $222.

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#14

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

University of Richmond came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. U of Richmond is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of University of Richmond.

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#15

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

With a ranking of #15, Bucknell University did quite well on this year’s best schools for geography and cartography students working on their bachelor’s degree. Bucknell is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Lewisburg.

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#16

University of Florida-Online

Gainesville, FL

With a ranking of #16, University of Florida-Online did quite well on this year’s best schools for geography and cartography students working on their bachelor’s degree. University of Florida-Online is a small public school located in the city of Gainesville.

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#17

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Binghamton University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Binghamton University is a large public school located in the midsize suburb of Vestal.

Geography majors at Binghamton University take out an average of $18,328 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of California - Los Angeles ranked #18 on this year’s Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public school with a very large student population.

Geography majors at UCLA take out an average of $16,571 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $171, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#19

Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree geography and cartography programs. Towson is a fairly large public school located in the city of Towson.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, geography majors at Towson accumulate an average of around $19,438 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $195.

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#20

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for geography and cartography students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #20 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, geography graduates from Ohio State carry an average student debtload of $28,397. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $291.

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#22

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for geography and cartography students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. GWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, geography graduates from GWU carry an average student debtload of $18,742. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $212, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of California - Santa Barbara landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree geography and cartography programs. Located in the midsize suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, geography majors at UCSB accumulate an average of around $17,880 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $176.

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#24

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the midsize city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, geography graduates from U of F take out $21,595 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree geography and cartography programs. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

The average amount in student loans that geography majors at UMN Twin Cities take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $19,154. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $192.

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Rest of the Top Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor's Degree Schools

#28

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Geography & Cartography students that almost earned our Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
33 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
34 University of North Texas Denton, TX
35 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
36 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
37 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
38 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
39 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
40 Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
41 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
42 Texas State University San Marcos, TX

Geography & Cartography by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 13 majors within the area of study, geography and cartography has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 48,297
Political Science & Government 47,035
Sociology 37,611
General Social Sciences 19,694
International Relations & National Security 15,207

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Couleur.

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