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2023 Geography and Cartography Students

There are about 24,398 students enrolled in Geography and Cartography in the USA.

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College often can be a very productive investment in one's life; it is an opportunity for individual growth and development. Undergraduates begin to figure out who they can be and build many of the underlying skills to be a flourishing member of society. But growth is not solely found in the classroom - the conversations which one has with his schoolmates, the funny story learned from an eccentric instructor, the exposure to a different vantage point. As such, finding a diverse college vastly enriches what you gain from your time in university.

Geography and Cartography is a less ethnically diverse major than average*. 64% of America's Geography and Cartography majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(14%), latino students (13%), and asian students (6%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of Chicago&nbspin Chicago, IL.

Furthermore, Geography and Cartography slightly skews male, with 42% of majors identifying as men. Colgate University in Hamilton, NY has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another substantial type of diversity is financial diversity. Geography and Cartography ranks in the top 30% of programs for financial diversity. 28% of its students come from households with $110,000 plus annual incomes, 16% are from homes that earn between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 25% grew up in homes with a sub $30,000 annual income. University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the most economically diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall HI is the most diverse state for Geography and Cartography. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the University Athletic Association is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 6%

  • Black: 3%

  • Latino: 13%

  • White: 64%

  • Other: 14%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 58%

  • Female: 42%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 25%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 28%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 70%

  • Out of State: 25%

  • International: 5%

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