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2021 Highest Paid Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

4,120 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,718 Avg Salary
$25,893 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduates in the Great Lakes RegionTeacher Education Subject Specific is the #26 most popular major in the country with 21,322 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 4,120 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Subject Specific Ed Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

For this year's Highest Paid Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking, we looked at 68 colleges that offer a bachelor's in subject specific ed.

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 Teacher Education Subject Specific Majors After Graduation

After graduating, teacher education subject specific majors that go to school in the Great Lakes Region go on to jobs making an average of $34,718 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 13% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $34,140 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in subject specific ed.

Average Salary for Subject Specific Ed Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  34,718
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69,400
Average Salary for Subject Specific Ed Graduates from Schools Nationwide  34,140
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69,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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69,400

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2021 Highest Paid Teacher Education Subject Specific Grads in the Great Lakes Region

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

Top 19 Best Schools for Highly Paid Subject Specific Ed Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

Southern Illinois University Carbondale earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. SIUC is a large public school located in the city of Carbondale. Students who receive their bachelor's in subject specific ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $49,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, subject specific ed graduates from SIUC carry an average student debtload of $14,777. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $130, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Concordia University, Chicago

River Forest, IL

Concordia University, Chicago landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid teacher education subject specific school. Concordia University, Chicago is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of River Forest. Subject Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $41,800.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from Concordia University, Chicago take out $23,165 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $262, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid teacher education subject specific school. Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Our rankings recognize Northwestern University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Stout. UW - Stout is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Menomonie. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in subject specific ed from the school is $40,700.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at UW - Stout take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,822. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $253, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a fairly large student population. Subject Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $39,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, subject specific ed graduates from Purdue carry an average student debtload of $21,080. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $223.

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Indianapolis, IUPUI is a public college with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in subject specific ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $39,200.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at IUPUI take out while working on their bachelor's is $27,760. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $275, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

DePauw University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid teacher education subject specific school. Located in the town of Greencastle, DePauw is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

University of Indianapolis comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Indianapolis, UIndy is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. Subject Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $38,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, subject specific ed graduates from UIndy carry an average student debtload of $24,879.

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Western Illinois University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Macomb, WIU is a public school with a medium-sized student population. Subject Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $38,700.

Subject Specific Ed majors at WIU take out an average of $28,298 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $322, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

John Carroll University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of University Heights, John Carroll is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Saint Norbert College

De Pere, WI

Saint Norbert College comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of De Pere, SNC is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in subject specific ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $38,600.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from SNC take out $22,919 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Milwaukee, UWM is a public college with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in subject specific ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $38,500.

While working on their bachelor's, subject specific ed majors at UWM accumulate an average of around $27,294 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $299, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Manchester University

North Manchester, IN

Manchester University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. 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, subject specific ed graduates from Manchester University carry an average student debtload of $26,160.

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Our rankings recognize Anderson University Indiana as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Anderson University Indiana is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Anderson. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in subject specific ed from the school is $38,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, subject specific ed graduates from Anderson University Indiana carry an average student debtload of $23,468. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $270.

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DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University landed the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid teacher education subject specific school. Located in the large city of Chicago, DePaul is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. Subject Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $37,900.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at DePaul take out while working on their bachelor's is $23,324. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $227.

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Saint Xavier University

Chicago, IL

The #12 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Saint Xavier University. Located in the large city of Chicago, SXU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Subject Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $37,700.

While working on their bachelor's, subject specific ed majors at SXU accumulate an average of around $25,602 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

Illinois Wesleyan University comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. Illinois Wesleyan is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bloomington.

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Indiana University - South Bend earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of South Bend, Indiana University - South Bend is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in subject specific ed from the school is $37,400.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at Indiana University - South Bend take out while working on their bachelor's is $31,637.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Highest Paid Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduates in the Great Lakes Region award.

Rank College Location
14 Hope College Holland, MI
14 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
15 Ball State University Muncie, IN
15 Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH
16 University of St Francis Joliet, IL
16 University of Michigan - Flint Flint, MI
17 Bradley University Peoria, IL
18 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
20 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
22 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
23 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
24 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
25 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI

Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges by State

Explore the best teacher education subject specific colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 998
Ohio 246 816
Illinois 231 924
Indiana 227 707
Wisconsin 209 675

Teacher Education Subject Specific is one of 14 different types of Education programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Subject Specific Ed

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7,910
Special Education 2,104
General Education 1,047
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 Aparajita Datta.

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