Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for geography degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,891 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

18% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,653 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

18% above average compared to other degrees

$ 44,731 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

38% above average compared to other degrees

What do geography graduates earn?

Geography students make an average of $69,438 per year after graduation. This is 4% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

20% of geography graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 69,438 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 43% of degrees

20%
% of people underpaid in 2019

2% below average compared to other degrees

Satisfaction

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