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 | #25 in Human Resources Management nationally

University of Illinois Urbana, Champaign

Champaign, Illinois

Economic score: 0.31

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $99,026

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $38,978

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $50,380

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

Debt to earnings: 0.51

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #26 in Human Resources Management nationally

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

Economic score: 0.31

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $96,034

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $35,613

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $47,832

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

Debt to earnings: 0.50

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #70 in Human Resources Management nationally

University of St Francis

Joliet, Illinois

Economic score: 0.67

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $57,416

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $4,372

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $35,655

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

Debt to earnings: 0.62

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #75 in Human Resources Management nationally

Roosevelt University

Chicago, Illinois

Economic score: 0.71

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $59,758

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $98

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $42,788

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

Debt to earnings: 0.72

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #81 in Human Resources Management nationally

Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois

Economic score: 0.80

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $63,328

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,141

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $54,082

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

Debt to earnings: 0.85

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #85 in Human Resources Management nationally

DeVry University, Illinois

Naperville, Illinois

Economic score: 0.91

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $53,726

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $221

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $48,910

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

Debt to earnings: 0.91

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #94 in Human Resources Management nationally

National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois

Economic score: 1.34

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $43,642

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $18,626

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $41,000

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

Debt to earnings: 0.94

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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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How long does it take to pay down debt in human resource mgmt. in Illinois?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in human resource mgmt. is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in human resource mgmt. earn in Illinois?

Salary

$62,411

The median master's degree in human resource mgmt. graduate earns $62,411 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in human resource mgmt. cost in Illinois?

Net cost

$21,767

The average annual cost of a master's degree in human resource mgmt. is $21,767. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.