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25 Best Colleges for a Geology Degree 2020

By the GradReports team | Updated 4/1/2020

This list highlights the 25 best colleges for degrees in geology based on alumni earnings. University of Wisconsin - Madison ranks first on the list with the highest median salary for graduates in their first year of employment after graduation. In second place, California State University-Sacramento has a median salary of $45,700 and median student debt of $27,000 for geology majors. The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor has the lowest median student debt on the list, at $13,500.

Tuition, median salaries, and median debt were reported by the U.S. Department of Education in November 2019. View our methodology for more details about these rankings or read more about the top-ranked schools.

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Salary and debt data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Salary and debt data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Rank School Location Annual Tuition Median Debt Median Salary
#7 #7 Arlington (TX) Arlington (TX) $29,299 $18,475 $40,100
#15 #15 Fort Collins (CO) Fort Collins (CO) $31,613 $22,250 $35,600
#22 #22 Gainesville (FL) Gainesville (FL) $28,659 $20,868 $33,600

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Learn more about the top colleges for a Bachelor's in Geology degree. You can also read student reviews of each school by clicking on the stars. Although student reviews were not used as a ranking factor in this list, we provide ratings and reviews so students can consider the experience of alumni in their decision-making process.