Top Geography Departments – Preliminary Survey Results

March 15, 2012 at 10:43 am  •  Posted in Education, Geography by  •  0 Comments

I’ve now received a grand total of 11 completed surveys.  I still need a lot more to achieve some sort of reasonable sample size so please take the survey.  In the meantime, here are some preliminary results.

The top 5 Geography Departments as submitted by survey participants are (drum roll please):

  1. UC Santa Barbara
  2. Penn State
  3. Colorado
  4. Arizona State
  5. Ohio State

These are not terribly consistent with the NRC-based rankings.  Penn State and Colorado make the top 5 in both lists (so far) but  there are major differences, for example Maryland (#2 NRC) isn’t even in the top 10 at this point.

Which top 5 list makes more sense to you?  And if your favorite departments aren’t where they should be take the survey so your votes can count.

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