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General Education Schools in Illinois

386 Education students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, General Education is the 6th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of General Education Majors in Illinois

Education majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 281
Bachelor’s Degree 85
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 12
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 12
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 12
Associate’s Degree 6
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a education major is more popular with women than with men.

General Education Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of education majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.1%
  • Black or African American: 11.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.2%
  • White: 60.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.4%
  • Other Races: 6.5%
General Education Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Education Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 4,510 people employed in jobs related to an education degree, compared to 60,930 nationwide.

General Education Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for General Education Jobs in Illinois

In this state, education grads earn an average of $62,280. Nationwide, they make an average of $73,680.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 25 colleges in Illinois that offer education degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

218 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
51,605 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 62% of students receive it. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,302. Most students complete their degree in 4.21 years.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
2,292 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $19,371. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,400 a year. 100% of the teachers are full time.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
6,205 Total Students

The average student takes 4.50 years to complete their degree at Concordia University, Chicago. An average student at Concordia University, Chicago will pay a net price of $16,403. The student loan default rate of 4.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,148 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,200 a year. An average student at Quincy U will pay a net price of $13,869.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,453 Total Students

The 3.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. An average student at Elmhurst will pay a net price of $21,304. It takes the average student 4.22 years to graduate.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
16,609 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.80%. The full-time teacher rate is 75%. A typical student attending NIU will pay a net price of $23,140.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
1,629 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,600 after earning their degree at this institution. This private institution charges an average net price of $28,356. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
4,071 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. Graduates earn an average $36,800 after graduation.

#9

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
1,562 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The 1.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $39,100 after graduation.

#10

Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
1,068 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.24 years to graduate. This private institution charges an average net price of $22,970. The full-time teacher rate is 50%.

General Education Careers in IL

Some of the careers education majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Education Professors 1% $52,560

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to education.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,855
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,888
Educational Administration 1,753
Curriculum & Instruction 1,057
Special Education 939
Student Counseling 328
Instructional Media Design 243
Teaching English or French 234

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