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2021 Best Geography & Cartography Colleges for Veterans in the United States

59 Colleges
4,690 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,819 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Geography & Cartography Schools for Vets

Best Geography & Cartography Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesGeography & Cartography is the #80 most popular major in the country with 4,690 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

For this year's Best Geography & Cartography Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking, we looked at 59 colleges that offer a bachelor's in geography. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent geography and cartography programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the geography and cartography program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran satisfaction. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Geography Schools for Veterans ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Geography & Cartography Schools for Veterans in the United States

Check out the geography programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for vets.

Top 10 Best Geography & Cartography Schools for Veterans

Our rankings recognize University of Maryland - College Park as the #1 school in this year's rankings. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of College Park. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UMCP has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Geography & Cartography in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 896 of the 41,200 students enrolled at UMCP were GI Bill® students, of which 672 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $13,240. During this same period, 7 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Arizona State University - Tempe earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a fairly large student population. ASU - Tempe not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Geography & Cartography in the United States list.

Of the 51,585 students enrolled at ASU - Tempe, 7,047 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 6,145 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,977. During this same period, 156 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas A&M University - College Station earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of College Station. Texas A&M also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Geography & Cartography in the United States rankings.

Of the 68,679 students enrolled at Texas A&M, 2,040 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,388 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,525. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Binghamton University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Binghamton University is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal. Binghamton University also made our Best Colleges for Geography & Cartography in the United States list, coming in at #5.

Our most recent data shows that 104 of the 17,768 students enrolled at Binghamton University were GI Bill® students, of which 56 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,647. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Seattle Campus as the #5 school in this year's rankings. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the city of Seattle. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UW Seattle has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Geography & Cartography in the United States ranking.

Among the 47,400 students enrolled at UW Seattle, 1,278 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 780 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,461. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Colorado Boulder earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. CU - Boulder is a fairly large public school located in the city of Boulder. CU - Boulder did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Geography & Cartography in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 1,325 of the 36,681 students enrolled at CU - Boulder were GI Bill® students, of which 1,066 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,873. To help with additional expenses, 55 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#7

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value geography and cartography schools. Texas State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of San Marcos.

According to our most recent data, Texas State supports 38,644 students, and 2,265 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,286 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,333. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at Austin as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a very large student population. UT Austin also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Geography & Cartography in the United States rankings.

According to our most recent data, UT Austin supports 51,832 students, and 1,201 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 843 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,949. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Charlotte, UNC Charlotte is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 29,710 students enrolled at UNC Charlotte, 1,375 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 842 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,564. In addition to receiving other benefits, 14 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#10

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Our rankings recognize James Madison University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public college with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, JMU also did well on our Best Colleges for Geography & Cartography in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 21,751 students enrolled at JMU, 800 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 637 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,908. During this same period, 3 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Geography & Cartography by Region

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

Geography & Cartography is one of 13 different types of Social Sciences programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Political Science & Government 41,811
Economics 40,355
Sociology 29,920
International Relations & National Security 9,868
Anthropology 9,040

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Couleur.

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