Geography & Cartography

2022 Best Geography & Cartography Schools in the Southeast Region

52 Colleges in the Southeast Region
1,073 Geography Degrees Awarded
$35,369 Avg Early-Career Salary
Geography & Cartography is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #107 most popular degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 52 schools in the Southeast Region to determine which ones were the best for geography and cartography students pursuing a degree. Combined, these schools handed out 1,073 degrees in geography and cartography to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Geography & Cartography School

Best Geography & Cartography Schools in the Southeast Region The geography program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Geography & Cartography rankings. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for geography and cartography schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Geography & Cartography Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Geography & Cartography Schools in the Southeast Region ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Geography & Cartography in the Southeast Region

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the geography degree levels they offer.

10 Top Southeast Region Schools in Geography

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In GA

Any student who is interested in geography and cartography has to check out Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. Georgia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Atlanta. A Best Schools rank of #35 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Georgia Tech is a great school overall.

There were roughly 12 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at Georgia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
59 Geography Degrees Awarded

It's difficult to beat James Madison University if you want to pursue a degree in geography and cartography. Located in the small city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #109 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means JMU is a great university overall.

There were about 59 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at JMU in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NC
37 Geography Degrees Awarded

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a wonderful decision for students pursuing a degree in geography and cartography. Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #63 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great university overall.

There were roughly 37 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at UNC Chapel Hill in the most recent data year.

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#4

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In VA

University of Richmond is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in geography and cartography. Located in the city of University of Richmond, URichmond is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #113 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means URichmond is a great university overall.

There were about 7 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at URichmond in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In VA
42 Geography Degrees Awarded

Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were roughly 42 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In GA
58 Geography Degrees Awarded

UGA is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Athens. A Best Schools rank of #116 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UGA is a great university overall.

There were about 58 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In FL
33 Geography Degrees Awarded

UF is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Gainesville. A Best Schools rank of #94 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were approximately 33 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year.

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#8

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In VA
36 Geography Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #230 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means GMU is a great university overall.

There were about 36 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at GMU in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In KY

Located in the city of Lexington, UK is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 45 colleges for overall quality in the state of Kentucky.

There were approximately 25 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at UK in the most recent data year.

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#10

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In VA
33 Geography Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Fredericksburg, UMW is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 12th out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 33 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at UMW in the most recent data year.

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Best Geography & Cartography Colleges by State

Explore the best geography and cartography schools for a specific state in the Southeast Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 94
Florida 276 164
North Carolina 274 166
Virginia 268 272
Tennessee 257 54
South Carolina 239 38
Kentucky 238 71
Alabama 230 113
Mississippi 228 17
Arkansas 226 40
Louisiana 225 39
West Virginia 205 46

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Geography & Cartography is one of 12 different types of Social Sciences programs to choose from.

Geography Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Geography 913
Geographic Information Science 135
Other Geography 25

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Political Science & Government 11,137
Economics 6,310
Sociology 6,019
International Relations & National Security 3,227
General Social Sciences 3,054
Criminology 2,282
Anthropology 2,204
Other Social Sciences 166
Urban Studies 162
Sociology & Anthropology 97

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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