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2021 Highest Paid History Graduates in Wisconsin

526 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,529 Avg Salary
$24,175 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid History Graduates in WisconsinIn 2018-2019, 526 bachelor's degrees were awarded to history students who went to a Wisconsin college or university. This makes it the #21 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.0% of all the history bachelor's degrees in the country. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid History Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid History Graduates in Wisconsin ranking looked at 7 colleges that offer a bachelor's in history.

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.

How Much Do History Majors Make After Graduation?

The average history major who graduates from a school in Wisconsin earns about $30,529 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 23% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in history is $28,971. This means that degree holders from schools in Wisconsin make 5% more than their countrywide peers.

Average Salary for History Graduates from Schools in Wisconsin  30,529
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Average Salary for History Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,971
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61,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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61,000

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2021 Highest Paid History Grads in Wisconsin

The following colleges produce the highest paid history graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid History Graduates in Wisconsin

Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Whitewater as the #1 school in this year's rankings. UW - Whitewater is a fairly large public school located in the town of Whitewater.

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Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Marquette is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Milwaukee.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid history school. Located in the large city of Milwaukee, UWM is a public school with a very large student population.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Green Bay as the #5 school in this year's rankings. UW - Green Bay is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Green Bay.

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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Eau Claire, UW - Eau Claire is a public school with a large student population.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - La Crosse as the #7 school in this year's rankings. UW - La Crosse is a large public school located in the small city of La Crosse.

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Best History Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best History Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

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

History Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
History 526

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,857
Education 2,573
Psychology 2,087
Communication & Journalism 1,839
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 338

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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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