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2021 Highest Paid History Graduates in Illinois

784 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,667 Avg Salary
$22,107 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid History Graduates in IllinoisWith 784 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, history is the #22 most popular major in Illinois. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 3.0% of all the history bachelor's degrees in the country. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid History Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid History Graduates in Illinois ranking looked at 12 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.

Salaries of History Majors After Graduation

After graduation, history majors from schools in Illinois earn an average salary of $28,667 per year. That's not so great, since it is 28% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $28,971 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in history.

Average Salary for History Graduates from Schools in Illinois  28,667
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57,400
Average Salary for History Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,971
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57,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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57,400

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2021 Highest Paid History Grads in Illinois

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

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid History Graduates in Illinois

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Northwestern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Evanston.

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Loyola University Chicago comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Loyola Chicago is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

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#3

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Chicago. Located in the large city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize Illinois State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Northern Illinois University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small suburb of Dekalb, NIU is a public college with a large student population.

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Our rankings recognize University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the #6 school in this year's rankings. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Champaign.

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Our rankings recognize Northeastern Illinois University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Our rankings recognize Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Edwardsville, SIUE is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize University of Illinois at Chicago as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Chicago, UIC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Western Illinois University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. WIU is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Macomb.

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Best History Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

History Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
History 784

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 4,951
Psychology 4,086
Communication & Journalism 3,692
Education 3,367
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 593

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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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