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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates in Illinois

483 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,920 Avg Salary
$23,093 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates in IllinoisIn 2018-2019, 483 bachelor's degrees were awarded to natural resources and conservation students who went to a Illinois college or university. This makes it the #25 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.0% of all the natural resources and conservation bachelor's degrees in the country. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates in Illinois ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in natural resources and conservation.

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 Natural Resources & Conservation Majors

After graduating, natural resources and conservation majors that go to school in Illinois go on to jobs making an average of $27,920 per year. That's not so great, since it is 30% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Nationwide, students who earn a bachelor's degree in natural resources and conservation make more than those who graduate from schools in Illinois. The national average salary is $30,114.

Average Salary for Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates from Schools in Illinois  27,920
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55,800
Average Salary for Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates from Schools Nationwide  30,114
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55,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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55,800

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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Grads in Illinois

The following colleges produce the highest paid natural resources and conservation graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates in Illinois

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Northwestern U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Evanston.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid natural resources and conservation school. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a very large student population.

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#3

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

The #3 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.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. SIUC is a large public school located in the small city of Carbondale.

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University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Chicago. UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Loyola University Chicago. Located in the city of Chicago, Loyola Chicago is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize Northeastern Illinois University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Northeastern Illinois University is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Chicago.

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

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Benedictine University. Benedictine U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Lisle.

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Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 37 716
Ohio 34 640
Indiana 33 282
Wisconsin 31 758

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 409
Forestry 54
Natural Resource Management 20

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 4,169
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,900
Computer & Information Sciences 3,379
Mathematics & Statistics 1,448
Physical Sciences 1,097

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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 Lynn Betts.

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