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2021 Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools in the Great Lakes Region

11 Colleges
$42,950 Avg Salary
$26,868 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Community Organization & Advocacy School for You

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, community organization and advocacy was ranked #187 in the country. In fact 2,832 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools in the Great Lakes Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 11 schools in the Great Lakes Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools in the Great Lakes Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for community organization majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Our analysis found Northwestern University to be the best school for community organization and advocacy students who want to pursue a degree in the Great Lakes Region . Located in the small city of Evanston, Northwestern U is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

On average, community organization graduates from Northwestern U take out $28,212 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $320, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor, U of Michigan is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that community organization majors at U of Michigan take out is $41,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $478, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Out of the 11 schools in the Great Lakes Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Central Michigan University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public school with a large student population.

On average, community organization graduates from Central Michigan take out $25,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best community organization and advocacy schools in the Great Lakes Region . UIUC is a very large public school located in the city of Champaign.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Western Illinois University is a great place for community organization and advocacy students. WIU is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Macomb.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for community organization and advocacy students. It came in at #6 on the list. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Milwaukee.

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#7

University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

University of Indianapolis did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for community organization and advocacy students. It came in at #7 on the list. UIndy is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Indianapolis.

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Eastern Michigan University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Located in the large suburb of Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#9

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. DePaul is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

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#10

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland State University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Located in the city of Cleveland, Cleveland State University is a public college with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that community organization majors at Cleveland State University take out is $30,750. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $358.

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Best Community Organization & Advocacy Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 357
Ohio 31
Illinois 147
Indiana 5
Wisconsin 6

One of 5 majors within the area of study, community organization and advocacy has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Community Organization

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Work 57,499
Public Administration 17,444
Human Services 13,768
Public Policy 6,021
Other Public Administration 971

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 11 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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).

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