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2021 Highest Paid History Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

3,079 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,704 Avg Salary
$24,179 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid History Graduates in the Great Lakes RegionHistory is the #19 most popular major in the country with 25,943 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 3,079 went to students 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 History list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid History Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking looked at 46 colleges that offer a bachelor's in history.

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 History Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduating, history majors that go to school in the Great Lakes Region go on to jobs making an average of $27,704 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 30% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

The national average salary for history bachelor's degree holders is $28,971. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in the Great Lakes Region .

Average Salary for History Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  27,704
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55,400
Average Salary for History Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,971
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55,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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55,400

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2021 Highest Paid History Grads in the Great Lakes Region

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

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Our rankings recognize University of Notre Dame as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Notre Dame.

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Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Kenyon College. Located in the distant town of Gambier, Kenyon is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Located in the town of Whitewater, UW - Whitewater is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Denison University

Granville, OH

Our rankings recognize Denison University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Granville, Denison is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#3

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid history school. Located in the city of Milwaukee, Marquette is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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#4

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Our rankings recognize Northwestern University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Northwestern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Evanston.

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Our rankings recognize Loyola University Chicago as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Loyola Chicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

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#5

DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

DePauw University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. DePauw is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Greencastle.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid history school. UW - Madison is a very large public school located in the city of Madison.

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#7

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

University of Chicago comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Best History Colleges by State

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 37 492
Ohio 34 814
Illinois 34 784
Indiana 33 463
Wisconsin 31 526

History Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
History 3,079

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 18,537
Education 15,801
Psychology 15,420
Communication & Journalism 15,182
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 3,091

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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 Abraham Ortelius.

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