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Undergraduate Certificates in Geography & Cartography

295 Yearly Graduations
$29,500 Median Salary
$24,731 Median Debt
There are 63 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in geography. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.4% of geography graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Geography Majors

In 2018-2019, 295 earned their undergraduate certificate in geography. This makes it the 82nd most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in geography is $29,500. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $29,500 and the high is $34,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in geography is $24,731. 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, $26,500 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $22,000.

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The median monthly payment of a geography graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $257.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in geography. About 62.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 185
Women 110
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Geography

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 30
White 209
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 23
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Geography Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 63 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in geography. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
39 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for geography students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Temple University. Each year, around 38,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their undergraduate certificate in geography from Temple. About 41% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
27 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in geography. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,570 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their undergraduate certificate in geography from Ship. Of these students, 22% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
27 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in geography. Roughly 52,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 undergraduate certificates were handed out to geography majors at UF. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

#4

The University of Montana

Missoula, Montana
23 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is The University of Montana. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,352 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,716 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their undergraduate certificate in geography from UM. About 26% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

16 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus State Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in geography. Each year, around 28,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 undergraduate certificates were handed out to geography majors at Columbus State. Of these students, 38% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

14 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is University of Maryland - Baltimore County. Roughly 13,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,704 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,862 per year.

The geography program at University of Maryland - Baltimore County awarded 14 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

13 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami University - Oxford is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in geography. Roughly 19,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,677 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their undergraduate certificate in geography from Miami University - Oxford. Of these students, 46% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky
12 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

Eastern Kentucky University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in geography. Roughly 14,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,266 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,900 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their undergraduate certificate in geography from Eastern.

11 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. Roughly 39,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

The geography program at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus awarded 11 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 64% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
10 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Lone Star College System. Roughly 74,300 attend the school each year. The geography program at Lone Star College System awarded 10 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
10 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in geography. Roughly 23,000 attend the school each year. The geography program at Central New Mexico Community College awarded 10 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 20% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

American River College

Sacramento, California
10 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is American River College. Each year, around 31,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their undergraduate certificate in geography from American River. Of these students, 40% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Brookhaven College

Farmers Branch, Texas
9 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brookhaven College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in geography. Each year, around 13,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The geography program at Brookhaven College awarded 9 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#14

Cypress College

Cypress, California
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Cypress College. Each year, around 15,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 undergraduate certificates were handed out to geography majors at Cypress College. About 43% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in geography. The geography program at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana awarded 7 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in geography. Each year, around 8,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their undergraduate certificate in geography from SRU. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

Central Oregon Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in geography. Each year, around 4,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their undergraduate certificate in geography from COCC.

#18

Snow College

Ephraim, Utah
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Snow College. Each year, around 5,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 undergraduate certificates were handed out to geography majors at Snow College.

4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Austin Community College District. Each year, around 41,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 undergraduate certificates were handed out to geography majors at Austin Community College District. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#18

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is DePaul University. Each year, around 22,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,551 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,584 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 undergraduate certificates were handed out to geography majors at DePaul.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Other Social Sciences 87
Political Science & Government 83
Anthropology 44
General Social Sciences 4
Economics 3

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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