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2021 Highest Paid Information Science Graduates in Illinois

209 Bachelor's Degrees
$49,867 Avg Salary
$21,707 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Information Science Graduates in IllinoisInformation Science is the #69 most popular major in Illinois with 209 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 2.3% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid IS Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Information Science Graduates in Illinois ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in IS.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Information Science Majors After Graduation

The average information science major who graduates from a school in Illinois earns about $49,867 per year during the early years of their career. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 25% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!

On a nationwide level, IS majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $53,706. That's 7% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in Illinois.

Average Salary for IS Graduates from Schools in Illinois  49,867
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99,800
Average Salary for IS Graduates from Schools Nationwide  53,706
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99,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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99,800

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2021 Highest Paid Information Science Grads in Illinois

The following colleges produce the highest paid IS graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid IS Graduates in Illinois

#1

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to DePaul University. Located in the large city of Chicago, DePaul is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, IS majors make an average salary of $51,800.

IS majors at DePaul take out an average of $27,167 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $278, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northwestern University. Northwestern U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Evanston.

While working on their bachelor's, IS majors at Northwestern U accumulate an average of around $14,800 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $157.

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University of Illinois at Chicago landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid information science school. UIC is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Chicago. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in IS from the school is $49,600.

After completing their bachelor's degree, IS graduates from UIC carry an average student debtload of $19,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $184, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Bradley University

Peoria, IL

Our rankings recognize Bradley University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Peoria, Bradley is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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#5

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL

Olivet Nazarene University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid information science school. Located in the small suburb of Bourbonnais, Olivet Nazarene is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#6

Elmhurst University

Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid information science school. Located in the large suburb of Elmhurst, Elmhurst is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Benedictine University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Benedictine U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Lisle.

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#8

McKendree University

Lebanon, IL

Our rankings recognize McKendree University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. McKendree is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Lebanon.

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Best Information Science Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Information Science Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 216
Ohio 246 164
Indiana 227 4
Wisconsin 209 268

Information Science is one of 10 different types of Computer & Information Sciences programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 1,861
Computer Information Systems 666
Computer Systems Analysis 262
Computer Systems Networking 170
Information Technology 100

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to The Opte Project.

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