Land surveyors record land data for construction, zoning, exploration or digging purposes. To prepare for work in this field, students usually need at least a bachelor's degree, though relevant programs are available at nearly every degree level.
Schools with Land Surveyor Programs
Here are a few schools from around the country that offer programs in land surveying.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Program Offered||Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|Ohio State University||Columbus, OH||4-year, Public||Land Surveying and Mapping Minor||$10,037 (in-state)|
|University of Florida||Gainesville, FL||4-year, Public||Geomatics Certificate & Master's||$6,381 (in-state, undergraduate), $10,770 (in-state, graduate)|
|Pennsylvania State University||University Park, PA||4-year, Public||Associate's in Surveying Engineering Technology & BS in Surveying Engineering||$17,514 (in-state)|
|Purdue University||West Lafayette, IN||4-year, Public||Master's & PhD in Geomatics Engineering||$9,208 (in-state)|
|Troy University||Troy, AL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's in Surveying and Geomatics||$7,924 (in-state)|
|University of Akron||Akron, OH||4-year, Public||AAS in Land Surveying & BS in Surveying and Mapping||$10,509 (in-state)|
|California State University-Fresno||Fresno, CA||4-year, Public||BS in Geomatic Engineering||$6,311 (in-state)|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
Consider the following when looking for land surveyor schools:
- Individuals seeking to enroll in a land surveyor program need to look for a college or university that offers land surveyor programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
- Students should also look for land surveyor programs that prepare students for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) exams.
For the most part, aspiring land surveyors need a bachelor's degree in surveying or a related field, like geomatics, in order to qualify for the profession. Accreditation, program costs, and preparation for certification are all important considerations to keep in mind when choosing a program.