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Geography & Cartography Schools in Virginia

342 Geography students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Geography & Cartography is the 84th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Geography & Cartography Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 227
Master’s Degree 40
Post-Master’s Certificate 39
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 39
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 31
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5

Gender Distribution

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

Geography & Cartography Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.5%
  • Black or African American: 3.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.8%
  • White: 76.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.8%
  • Other Races: 6.4%
Geography & Cartography Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Geography & Cartography Grads in Virginia

In this state, there are 17,980 people employed in jobs related to a geography degree, compared to 479,240 nationwide.

Geography & Cartography Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Geography & Cartography Jobs in Virginia

Geography grads earn an average of $81,750 in the state and $80,530 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

76 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
4,727 Total Students

The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at UMW. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid.

#2

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg
75 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
34,683 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $20,964.

#3

James Madison University

Harrisonburg
70 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,751 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending JMU will pay a net price of $21,281. 63% of students get financical aid.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,316 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 52%. 76% of students get financical aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $20,321.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
9,335 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
24,176 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. A typical student attending Old Dominion will pay a net price of $15,680.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

In their early career, VCU grads earn an average salary of $34,400. The student loan default rate is 4.10% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years.

#8

University of Richmond

University of Richmond
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
4,002 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $46,900 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 65% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 69%.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
1,246 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,900 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 9.40% which is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
8,817 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.08 years. The full-time teacher rate is 80%. 57% of students get financical aid.

Geography & Cartography Careers in VA

Some of the careers geography majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 20% $77,720
Geography Professors 17% $0
Managers 11% $130,590

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Political Science & Government 1,732
General Social Sciences 1,610
Economics 1,465
International Relations & Security 1,081
Sociology 888
Criminology 351
Anthropology 220
Urban Studies 71

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