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2021 Highest Paid General Education Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

1,047 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,136 Avg Salary
$25,964 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid General Education Graduates in the Great Lakes RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, general education was ranked #84 in the country. In fact 4,523 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,047 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States. 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 General Education Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking analyzed 9 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

Salaries of General Education Majors After Graduation

After graduating, general education majors that go to school in the Great Lakes Region go on to jobs making an average of $32,136 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 19% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

The national average salary for education bachelor's degree holders is $31,873. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in the Great Lakes Region .

Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  32,136
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Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,873
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64,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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64,200

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2021 Highest Paid General Education Grads in the Great Lakes Region

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Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

#1

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Michigan State University. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the city of East Lansing. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in education from the school is $38,100.

Education majors at Michigan State take out an average of $24,465 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $262, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Milwaukee, UWM is a public school with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in education from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $37,500.

The average amount in student loans that education majors at UWM take out while working on their bachelor's is $27,810. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $301.

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#2

DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

DePauw University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Greencastle, DePauw is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Education majors at DePauw take out an average of $24,247 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $266.

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Manchester University

North Manchester, IN

Manchester University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general education school. Located in the distant town of North Manchester, Manchester University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their bachelor's degree, education graduates from Manchester University carry an average student debtload of $27,649.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. UW - Green Bay is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Green Bay. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, education majors make an average salary of $36,200.

While working on their bachelor's, education majors at UW - Green Bay accumulate an average of around $21,115 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $232.

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Grand Valley State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general education school. Located in the large suburb of Allendale, GVSU is a public school with a fairly large student population. Education majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $34,800.

While working on their bachelor's, education majors at GVSU accumulate an average of around $28,167 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 $301.

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#5

Marian University

Indianapolis, IN

Our rankings recognize Marian University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Marian is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#5

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

Our rankings recognize John Carroll University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of University Heights, John Carroll is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in education from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $32,000.

After completing their bachelor's degree, education graduates from John Carroll carry an average student debtload of $25,967. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Wilmington College

Wilmington, OH

Our rankings recognize Wilmington College as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Wilmington, Wilmington College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Education majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $31,200.

The average amount in student loans that education majors at Wilmington College take out while working on their bachelor's is $25,565. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $266.

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#6

Taylor University

Upland, IN

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Taylor University. Taylor U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Upland.

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Best General Education Colleges by State

Explore the best general education schools for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 407
Ohio 246 257
Illinois 231 85
Indiana 227 42
Wisconsin 209 256

General Education is one of 14 different types of Education programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7,910
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4,120
Special Education 2,104
Educational Administration 339
Other Education 182

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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 KOKUYO.

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