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01/30/2015 10:34 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Illinois Colleges Whose Graduates Earn the Most Money

One of the biggest reasons students choose to go to college is to learn the skills necessary to get a high-paying job. Earnings potential can even be a main factor in deciding where to go to school, in addition to academic programs, athletic attractions and extra-curricular opportunities.

PayScale.com ranked the top schools in Illinois where students make the most money after graduation.

Below are five Illinois colleges whose graduates have the highest earning potentials throughout their careers. See what those earning potentials are below the infographic.

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10. Northern Illinois University

Average early-career salary: $46,500

Average mid-career salary: $80,900

9. Wheaton College

Average early-career salary: $44,800

Average mid-career salary: $81,400

8. Lake Forest College

Average early-career salary: $43,100

Average mid-career salary: $85,400

7. DePaul University

Average early-career salary: $45,900

Average mid-career salary: $85,900

6. University of Illinois at Chicago

Average early-career salary: $49,000

Average mid-career salary: $85,900

Check out Reboot Illinois to see which five schools in Illinois have graduates with the highest earning potentials.

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