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2021 Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Great Lakes Region

7 Colleges
$42,306 Avg Salary
$27,810 Avg Student Debt

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, general education was ranked #40 in the country. In fact 31,066 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

The Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 7 schools in the Great Lakes Region to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online General Education Colleges.

Our analysis found The University of Findlay to be the most popular school for general education students who want to pursue an online degree in the Great Lakes Region . Located in the town of Findlay, Findlay is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Education majors at Findlay take out an average of $24,734 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $288.

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#2

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Out of the 7 schools in the Great Lakes Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Purdue University - Main Campus landed the # 2 spot on the list. Purdue is a fairly large public school located in the city of West Lafayette.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a great place for general education students pursuing an online degree. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Champaign.

On average, education graduates from UIUC take out $21,502 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $251.

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#4

Baker College

Flint, MI

Out of the 7 schools in the Great Lakes Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Baker College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Baker College is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Flint.

While working on their degree, education majors at Baker College accumulate an average of around $33,523 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $348.

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Ball State University

Muncie, IN

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Ball State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Ball State is a very large public school located in the small city of Muncie.

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Maranatha Baptist University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general education students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the town of Watertown, MBU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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#7

McKendree University

Lebanon, IL

With a ranking of #7, McKendree University did quite well on this year’s best schools for general education students. Located in the large suburb of Lebanon, McKendree is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their degree, education majors at McKendree accumulate an average of around $17,682 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $206.

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Explore the most popular online general education colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 719
Ohio 773
Illinois 386
Indiana 721
Wisconsin 728

One of 14 majors within the area of study, general education has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 schools only.

  • 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 KOKUYO.

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