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Average Salary for Bradley University Alumni

Around 5,000 undergrads attend Bradley University, a school in Peoria, Ill., grouped in the top 15 percent of universities by ROI, where they receive a great education with a lesser long-term cost. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Bradley University Details


1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001

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Private Schools, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

78 %


21 %

% Stay In State:

70 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

28 %
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Bradley alumni can most commonly be found in the health care industry, the construction industry, and the engineering services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of Bradley alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. Those with a degree from Bradley tend to make around $66K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $73K, but the median for the latter is only $57K.


The biggest paychecks among Bradley alumni are earned by Construction Senior Project Managers — these former students make $112K per year. The next biggest paychecks ($84K) go to Software Engineers and Civil Engineers. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Construction Project Managers — they bring in about $63K.


Chicago is filled with Bradley grads. It is no surprise that Denver, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $88K), is another of the most popular spots for former Bradley students. For comparison, the lowest paying city popular with Bradley alumni is Rockford, which offers median salaries of $53K. Close-by Peoria and St. Louis are also desirable cities among Bradley alumni.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Civil Engineering (CE) will compensate Bradley grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in $123K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Communication commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of $41K.


Project Management is a popular skill among Bradley alumni, with close to a seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. Former Braves with Project Management abilities can expect to make 25 percent more than their former classmates (around $82K). In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. A strong majority of respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to the greater part of alums, and dental insurance is issued to most former students as well. Bradley University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Lewis University pick up average paychecks of about $63K, which is closest to the amount made by Bradley grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Bradley include Olivet Nazarene University, Saint Ambrose University, and Maharishi University of Management.

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Test Scores
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SAT Scores* 1030 1270
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats



38 %

female alumni


62 %

male alumni
$35,310 - $78,092
$47,041 - $101,302

Years of Experience

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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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based on 139 votes.

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