What’s the Value of a Geography Degree?

Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce has released a report titled “What’s It Worth? the Economic Value of College Majors”.

According to the report, “Median earnings for those with Bachelor’s degrees vary greatly—from $29,000 for Counseling Psychology majors to $120,000 for Petroleum Engineering majors.”

What about a Bachelor’s degree in Geography?

  • Full-time, full-year workers with a terminal Bachelor’s degree in Geography showed median earnings of $54,000 a year.
  • Gender composition of the Geography major was 30% female and 70% male.
  • 30% of Geography majors go on to obtain a graduate degree.

You can read the complete report here [PDF].