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2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in Wisconsin

2,573 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,850 Avg Salary
$25,640 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Education Graduates in WisconsinEducation is one of the most popular subjects to study in Wisconsin. With 2,573 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 6th out of all the majors we track. This means that of the 88,927 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.9% were from a college or university 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 Wisconsin ranking looked at 21 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.

How Much Do Education Majors Make After Graduation?

The average education major who graduates from a school in Wisconsin earns about $35,850 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 10% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in education is $34,031. This means that degree holders from schools in Wisconsin make 5% more than their countrywide peers.

Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools in Wisconsin  35,850
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Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools Nationwide  34,031
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71,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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71,800

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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in Wisconsin

The highest paid education majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in Wisconsin

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Cardinal Stritch University. Located in the large suburb of Milwaukee, Cardinal Stritch is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. UW Oshkosh is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Oshkosh.

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#3

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Marquette University. Marquette is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Milwaukee.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public college with a very large student population.

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#5

Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Carthage College. Located in the midsize suburb of Kenosha, Carthage is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Edgewood College

Madison, WI

Edgewood College earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Madison, Edgewood is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize Concordia University, Wisconsin as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Mequon, Concordia University, Wisconsin is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Mount Mary University

Milwaukee, WI

Mount Mary University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Mount Mary is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Milwaukee.

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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Eau Claire, UW - Eau Claire is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Lakeland University

Plymouth, WI

Lakeland University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Lakeland is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Plymouth.

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Best Education Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 37 2,643
Ohio 34 4,316
Illinois 34 3,364
Indiana 33 2,895

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,268
Teacher Education Subject Specific 675
Special Education 271
General Education 256
Educational Administration 42

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,857
Psychology 2,087
Communication & Journalism 1,839
History 526
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 338

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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 Horadrim.

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