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2021 Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates in Wisconsin

2,857 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,665 Avg Salary
$23,301 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates in WisconsinIn 2018-2019, social sciences students earned 2,857 bachelor's degrees from a Wisconsin school, making the subject the 4th in the state. This means that of the 154,751 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.8% were from a college or university in the state. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates in Wisconsin ranking, we looked at 14 colleges that offer a bachelor's in social sciences.

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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Social Sciences Majors

After graduating, social sciences majors that go to school in Wisconsin go on to jobs making an average of $31,665 per year. Unfortunately, that is 20% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

On a nationwide level, social sciences majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $33,901. That's 7% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in Wisconsin.

Average Salary for Social Sciences Graduates from Schools in Wisconsin  31,665
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63,400
Average Salary for Social Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  33,901
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63,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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63,400

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2021 Highest Paid Social Sciences Grads in Wisconsin

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

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Social Sciences Graduates in Wisconsin

#1

Saint Norbert College

De Pere, WI

Our rankings recognize Saint Norbert College as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of De Pere, SNC 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 - Madison. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UW - Whitewater is a large public school located in the town of Whitewater.

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Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

Carthage College comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Kenosha, Carthage is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#4

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Marquette is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Milwaukee.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - River Falls as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of River Falls, UW - River Falls is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Platteville. Located in the town of Platteville, UW - Platteville is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Milwaukee, UWM is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Carroll University

Waukesha, WI

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Carroll University. Carroll U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Waukesha.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. UW - Stevens Point is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Stevens Point.

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Best Social Sciences Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 37 3,642
Ohio 34 4,508
Illinois 34 4,951
Indiana 33 2,579

Social Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Economics 998
Political Science & Government 714
Sociology 416
Criminology 234
Geography & Cartography 176

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Majors Similar to Social Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 2,573
Psychology 2,087
Communication & Journalism 1,839
History 526
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 AndrГ© KГјnzelmann.

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