Geography & Cartography

2022 Best Geography & Cartography Schools in Virginia

8 Colleges in Virginia
213 Geography Degrees Awarded
$40,200 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.

College Factual reviewed 8 schools in Virginia to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of geography and cartography. Combined, these schools handed out 213 degrees in geography and cartography to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Geography & Cartography School

Best Geography & Cartography Schools in Virginia 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

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Geography & Cartography Schools in Virginia list to help you make the college 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 Virginia

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.

Top Virginia Schools in Geography

#1

James Madison University

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

James Madison University is a great option for students interested in a degree in geography and cartography. Located in the small city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #109 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means JMU is a great university overall.

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

More information about a degree in geography and cartography from James Madison University

#2

University of Richmond

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

Any student who is interested in geography and cartography needs to look into University of Richmond. Located in the medium-sized 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 approximately 7 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at URichmond in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in geography and cartography from University of Richmond

#3

Virginia Tech

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

It's difficult to beat Virginia Tech if you want to pursue a degree in geography and cartography. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 colleges 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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#4

George Mason University

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

It is hard to beat George Mason University if you want to pursue a degree in geography and cartography. 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.

More information about a degree in geography and cartography from George Mason University

#5

University of Mary Washington

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

Located in the midsize 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 roughly 33 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at UMW in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in geography and cartography from University of Mary Washington

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In VA

Located in the rural area of Emory, Emory & Henry College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 33rd out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 6 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at Emory & Henry College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

Radford University

Radford, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In VA

Located in the small suburb of Radford, Radford is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 24th out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

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

More information about a degree in geography and cartography from Radford University

#8

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In VA

Old Dominion is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk. This university ranks 23rd out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 18 geography and cartography students who graduated with this degree at Old Dominion in the most recent data year.

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Best Geography & Cartography Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Geography & Cartography Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 94
Florida 276 164
North Carolina 274 166
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 190
Geographic Information Science 23

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Political Science & Government 1,739
General Social Sciences 1,688
Economics 1,389
International Relations & National Security 1,120
Sociology 961
Criminology 330
Anthropology 239
Urban Studies 72
Other Social Sciences 11
Sociology & Anthropology 8

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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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