Geography & Cartography

2023 Best Geography & Cartography Schools in the Southeast Region

44 Colleges in the Southeast Region
1,294 Geography Degrees Awarded
$38,769 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you plan on majoring in geography and cartography, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #110 in the country in terms of popularity. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

College Factual reviewed 44 schools in the Southeast Region to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of geography and cartography. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 1,294 degrees in geography and cartography during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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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.

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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

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
57 Geography Degrees Awarded

Virginia Tech is a great option for students interested in a degree in geography and cartography. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. A Best Colleges rank of #48 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were approximately 57 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the geography program state that they receive average early career wages of $33,269.

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#2

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
97 Geography Degrees Awarded

University of Florida is a good decision for students interested in a degree in geography and cartography. UF is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville. A Best Colleges rank of #65 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were approximately 97 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the geography program report average early career earnings of $35,672.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
38 Geography Degrees Awarded

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a good choice for students pursuing a degree in geography and cartography. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #43 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great university overall.

There were roughly 38 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at UNC Chapel Hill in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the geography program earn about $30,398 in the first couple years of working.

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#4

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
63 Geography Degrees Awarded

It's hard 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 Colleges rank of #134 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means JMU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 63 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at JMU in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the geography program report average early career income of $40,555.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In GA
47 Geography Degrees Awarded

UGA is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Athens. A Best Colleges rank of #79 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UGA is a great university overall.

There were approximately 47 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
36 Geography Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #133 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means GMU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 36 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at GMU in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the geography and cartography degree program at George Mason University earn $24,134 more than the average college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$22,250 Median Student Debt

UT Knoxville is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Knoxville. This university ranks 3rd out of 45 schools for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were approximately 29 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at UT Knoxville in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduation, geography degree recipients typically make about $36,789 in the first five years of their career.

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#8

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
43 Geography Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Lexington, UK is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 39 colleges for overall quality in the state of Kentucky.

There were roughly 43 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at UK in the most recent year we have data available. Geography & Cartography degree recipients from University of Kentucky get an earnings boost of around $18,194 above the typical income of geography and cartography majors.

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#9

University of Richmond

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

Located in the midsize city of University of Richmond, URichmond is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of #139 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means URichmond is a great university overall.

There were about 5 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at URichmond in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
31 Geography Degrees Awarded

Louisiana State University is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Baton Rouge. This university ranks 2nd out of 29 schools for overall quality in the state of Louisiana.

There were approximately 31 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at Louisiana State University in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the geography and cartography major at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College make $5,873 above the average college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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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 287 86
Florida 282 129
North Carolina 279 153
Virginia 274 197
Tennessee 269 31
South Carolina 248 28
Kentucky 244 60
Louisiana 242 29
Mississippi 234 14
Arkansas 234 24
Alabama 233 104
West Virginia 207 49

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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 930
Geographic Information Science 313
Other Geography 51

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Political Science & Government 11,287
Economics 6,166
Sociology 6,134
International Relations & National Security 3,190
General Social Sciences 3,011
Criminology 2,644
Anthropology 2,083
Urban Studies 168
Other Social Sciences 126
Sociology & Anthropology 120

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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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