Ontario, CA (population: 174,731) has forty-four geology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest ranked school in this group with a geology program, has a total student population of 38,550. It is the 7th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of California. To learn more about geology programs in Ontario, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of geology professors at University of California such as Anthony Friscia, Greg Graffin, and W.B. Moore.
Geology students from Ontario 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.
Ontario lies in San Bernardino county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary.
Of the 44 geology schools with a 100-mile radius of Ontario, only 33 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Harvey Mudd College comes out as the most expensive ($29,667/yr) for geology students, with California State University-Dominguez Hills as the lowest, reported at only $2,451/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ontario|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||5.4 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||9.7 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||17.2 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||19.4 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||20.9 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||27.4 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||30.5 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||30.6 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||31.1 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||31.4 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||32.1 miles|