Arizona contains four schools that offer geology programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking geology school in AZ, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 geology schools in Arizona, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Prescott College comes out as the most expensive ($25,284/yr), with Eastern Arizona College as the lowest recorded at only $7,578/yr.
Geology students from Arizona schools who go on to become geologists, mine geologists, project geologists, exploration geologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 14,460 people working as geological and petroleum technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $58,400. Also, Geoscientists make on average $92,710 per year and there are about 31,860 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arizona alone, there are 280 employed geoscientists earning an average yearly salary of $67,220. Geological and petroleum technicians in this state earn $38,380/yr and there are 100 employed.
Also, within the geology schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from geology, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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