2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in Illinois
Finding the Best Education School for You
Out of the 34 majors we analyze each year, education was ranked 10th in Illinois. In fact, 3,367 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that 3.8% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. The education school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Education Graduates.
This year's Highest Paid Education Graduates in Illinois ranking looked at 35 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education.
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.
Comparing Average Salaries of Education Majors
The average education major who graduates from a school in Illinois earns about $35,362 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 11% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.
The national average salary for education bachelor's degree holders is $34,031. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in Illinois.
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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in Illinois
Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in Illinois
Southern Illinois University Carbondale earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. SIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Carbondale.Request Information
Northwestern University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Northwestern U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Evanston.Request Information
Concordia University - Chicago comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of River Forest, Concordia University Chicago is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.Request Information
North Central College landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. North Central is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Naperville.Request Information
Our rankings recognize Illinois Wesleyan University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Illinois Wesleyan is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bloomington.Request Information
DePaul University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Chicago, DePaul is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.Request Information
Illinois State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Illinois State is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Normal.Request Information
Trinity International University - Illinois earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Deerfield, TIU Illinois is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.Request Information
University of Illinois at Chicago earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. UIC is a very large public school located in the large city of Chicago.Request Information
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a fairly large student population.Request Information
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Education Related Rankings by Major
Education Majors to Study
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|Teacher Education Subject Specific||924|
Most Popular Majors Related to Education
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|Communication & Journalism||3,692|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||593|
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 Horadrim.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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