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

7,910 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,464 Avg Salary
$25,932 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates in the Great Lakes Region In 2018-2019, 50,540 teacher education grade specific students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #8 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 7,910 went to undergraduates in the Great Lakes region of the United States. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Grade Specific Ed list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking looked at 124 colleges that offer a bachelor's in grade specific ed.

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.

Salaries of Teacher Education Grade Specific Majors After Graduation

The average teacher education grade specific major who graduates from a school in the Great Lakes Region earns about $33,464 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 16% 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, the average salary for graduates with a grade specific ed degree is $33,904. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Grade Specific Ed Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  33,464
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Average Salary for Grade Specific Ed Graduates from Schools Nationwide  33,904
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Grads in the Great Lakes Region

The highest paid grade specific ed majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 18 Best Schools for Highly Paid Grade Specific Ed Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

#1

Elmhurst University

Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Elmhurst is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Elmhurst. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $41,800.

Grade Specific Ed majors at Elmhurst take out an average of $21,920 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 $231.

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University of Illinois at Chicago earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Chicago, UIC is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $40,600.

While working on their bachelor's, grade specific ed majors at UIC accumulate an average of around $18,494 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $201, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Cardinal Stritch University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Cardinal Stritch is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Milwaukee. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $39,800.

After completing their bachelor's degree, grade specific ed graduates from Cardinal Stritch carry an average student debtload of $27,979. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $317.

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Concordia University, Wisconsin comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Concordia University, Wisconsin is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Mequon. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, grade specific ed majors make an average salary of $39,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, grade specific ed graduates from Concordia University, Wisconsin carry an average student debtload of $25,043. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Concordia University, Ann Arbor. Located in the city of Ann Arbor, Concordia University, Ann Arbor is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, grade specific ed majors make an average salary of $39,700.

Grade Specific Ed majors at Concordia University, Ann Arbor take out an average of $25,043 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Oshkosh, UW Oshkosh is a public school with a large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in grade specific ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $39,600.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at UW Oshkosh take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,420. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Champaign. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, grade specific ed majors make an average salary of $39,300.

While working on their bachelor's, grade specific ed majors at UIUC accumulate an average of around $19,921 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $213.

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#8

Carroll University

Waukesha, WI

Carroll University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid teacher education grade specific school. Located in the city of Waukesha, Carroll U is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in grade specific ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $39,200.

While working on their bachelor's, grade specific ed majors at Carroll U accumulate an average of around $27,520 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. U-M is a very large public school located in the city of Ann Arbor. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $39,100.

After completing their bachelor's degree, grade specific ed graduates from U-M carry an average student debtload of $15,253. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $152.

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#10

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. DePaul is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $38,800.

Grade Specific Ed majors at DePaul take out an average of $24,581 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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#11

North Central College

Naperville, IL

The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Central College. Located in the midsize city of Naperville, North Central is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $38,800.

Grade Specific Ed majors at North Central take out an average of $23,118 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#12

Hope College

Holland, MI

Our rankings recognize Hope College as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Holland, Hope is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in grade specific ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $38,700.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Hope take out $25,647 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Fort Wayne, Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is a public school with a large student population. Grade Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $38,500.

Grade Specific Ed majors at Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne take out an average of $23,240 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 $235.

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Trinity International University - Illinois landed the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid teacher education grade specific school. TIU Illinois is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Deerfield. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, grade specific ed majors make an average salary of $38,400.

While working on their bachelor's, grade specific ed majors at TIU Illinois accumulate an average of around $27,622 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University comes in at #15 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Milwaukee, Marquette is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Grade Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $38,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, grade specific ed graduates from Marquette carry an average student debtload of $21,943. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#16

Edgewood College

Madison, WI

Edgewood College earned the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings. Edgewood is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Madison. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $38,000.

While working on their bachelor's, grade specific ed majors at Edgewood accumulate an average of around $23,818 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Madison as the #17 school in this year's rankings. UW - Madison is a very large public school located in the city of Madison. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $37,900.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at UW - Madison take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,508. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $205, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#18

Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

The #18 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Carthage College. Carthage is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Kenosha. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, grade specific ed majors make an average salary of $37,800.

After completing their bachelor's degree, grade specific ed graduates from Carthage carry an average student debtload of $29,585. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Honorable Mentions

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 Grade Specific Graduates in the Great Lakes Region award.

Rank College Location
19 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
20 Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
21 Illinois State University Normal, IL
22 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
23 Taylor University Upland, IN
24 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
25 Wheaton College Illinois Wheaton, IL

Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges by State

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 960
Ohio 246 2,096
Illinois 231 1,881
Indiana 227 1,698
Wisconsin 209 1,268

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

Majors Similar to Grade Specific Ed

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4,120
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).
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