North Port, FL (population: 58,777) has two geology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of South Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a geology program, has a total student population of 40,022. It is the 138th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about geology programs in North Port, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of geology professors at University of South Florida such as Stuart Bancroft, Bryan Booth, Chuck Connor, Ashley Da Silva, Marc Defant, and Peter Harries.
Geology students from North Port 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.
North Port lies in Sarasota county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice area has 247,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,750 average annual salary.
Of the 2 geology schools with a 100-mile radius of North Port, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eckerd College comes out as the most expensive ($31,359/yr) for geology students, with University of South Florida as the lowest, reported at only $11,421/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Port|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||6.4 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||29.9 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||30.7 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||35.8 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||56.4 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||64.5 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||88.7 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||89.1 miles|