Best HR master's programs in Illinois

A master’s in HR can lead to career advancement and better-paid positions in areas such as strategic human resources. We rank the best human resources masters programs according to our methodology

Our master’s in human resources rankings cover 115 of the 183 universities available, accounting for 78% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $54,374.

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#1 in Illinois | #16 in Human Resources Management nationally

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, Illinois

Economic score: 0.24

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $99,026

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $52,454

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $50,380

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.51

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Illinois | #17 in Human Resources Management nationally

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

Economic score: 0.24

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $96,034

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $49,462

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $47,832

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.50

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Illinois | #63 in Human Resources Management nationally

University of St Francis

Joliet, Illinois

Economic score: 0.50

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $57,416

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,844

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $35,655

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.62

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Illinois | #72 in Human Resources Management nationally

Roosevelt University

Chicago, Illinois

Economic score: 0.56

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $59,758

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,186

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $42,788

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.72

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Illinois | #83 in Human Resources Management nationally

Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois

Economic score: 0.63

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $63,328

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $16,756

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $54,082

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.85

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Illinois | #90 in Human Resources Management nationally

DeVry University-Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Economic score: 0.79

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $53,726

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,154

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $48,910

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.91

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Illinois | #101 in Human Resources Management nationally

National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois

Economic score: 1.00

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $43,642

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,930

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.94

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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