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2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

6,783 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,794 Avg Salary
$22,017 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Education Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region In 2018-2019, 88,927 education students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #10 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 6,783 went to undergraduates in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Education Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Education Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking, we looked at 29 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when 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?

After graduation, education majors from schools in the Rocky Mountains Region earn an average salary of $33,794 per year. Unfortunately, that is 15% 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 the Rocky Mountains Region .

Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region  33,794
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67,600
Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools Nationwide  34,031
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67,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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67,600

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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in the Rocky Mountains Region

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid education majors.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

#1

Westminster College Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Westminster College Utah comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Westminster College Salt Lake is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Salt Lake City.

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University of Colorado Boulder comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public school with a very large student population.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Metropolitan State University of Denver. MSU Denver is a very large public school located in the city of Denver.

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#3

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Our rankings recognize University of Utah as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a very large student population.

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#4

Dixie State University

Saint George, UT

Dixie State University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Saint George, Dixie State College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#5

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT

Our rankings recognize Southern Utah University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Cedar City, Southern Utah University is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Utah Valley University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Orem, UVU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize Weber State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Ogden, WSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Brigham Young University - Provo comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Provo.

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#9

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the remote town of Laramie, UW is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Best Education Colleges by State

Explore the best education schools for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Colorado 34 732
Idaho 34 813
Utah 33 4,534
Montana 31 521
Wyoming 25 182

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,613
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,634
Special Education 1,031
Educational Assessment 421
General Education 60

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 6,018
Psychology 4,468
Communication & Journalism 3,909
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 2,068
History 992

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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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