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Land Surveyor Schools by Largest Student Enrollment


College/University Student Population Institution Type
Ohio State University 53,715 4-year, Public
University of Florida 51,474 4-year, Public
Pennsylvania State University 44,406 4-year, Public
Purdue University 41,433 4-year, Public
College of Southern Nevada 40,310 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
University of Houston 36,104 4-year, Public
Troy University 28,303 4-year, Public
Northeastern University 25,837 4-year, Private not-for-profit
University of Akron 24,119 4-year, Public
California State University-Fresno 22,613 4-year, Public
Metropolitan State College of Denver 21,729 4-year, Public
Saint Cloud State University 17,430 4-year, Public
New Mexico State University 17,239 4-year, Public
University of Alaska Anchorage 16,649 4-year, Public
East Tennessee State University 13,646 4-year, Public
Ferris State University 13,532 4-year, Public
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 13,324 4-year, Public
Idaho State University 12,653 4-year, Public
University of Wyoming 12,067 4-year, Public
University of Maine 11,818 4-year, Public



Coursework in a Land Surveying Training Program May Include:

  • Analytic Geometry
  • Survey Adjustments
  • Global Positioning System
  • Subdivision Design
  • Geodetic Surveying
  • Mathematics for Land Surveying
  • Technical Writing for Surveying
  • Business Fundamentals and Ethics

Career Outlook and Salary Information

Surveying should enjoy steady growth and strong employment potential through 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Improved technologies will intensify the demand for qualified personnel. Median annual earnings for surveying professionals were about $42K in 2004, with the highest paid earning as much as $70K per year.


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