Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Education

Find Schools Near

2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Arizona

7 Colleges
3,058 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,006 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in ArizonaOut of the majors we analyze each year, education was ranked 4th in Arizona. In fact, 3,058 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 88,927 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.4% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Arizona ranking, we looked at 7 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those education schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Education Schools list to help you make the college decision.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value Education Schools in Arizona

Check out the education programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Education Schools in Arizona

Northern Arizona University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. NAU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Flagstaff. NAU also made our Best Colleges for Education in Arizona list, coming in at #3.

It takes the average student at NAU about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,230. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the NAU is $101,050. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Full Education at Northern Arizona University Report

Request Information
#2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Grand Canyon University is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of Phoenix. Grand Canyon University not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Arizona list.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Grand Canyon University to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,402. This means that the average student pays around $103,220 to get a bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Read full report on Education at Grand Canyon University

Request Information

Arizona State University - Tempe earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at ASU - Tempe, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Arizona ranking.

The average student at ASU - Tempe graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,198. This means that the average student pays around $138,451 to get a bachelor’s degree from ASU - Tempe. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Read More…

Request Information

Arizona State University - West earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. ASU - West is a small public school located in the city of Glendale. ASU - West also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Arizona rankings.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at ASU - West to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,409. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from ASU - West is about $132,860. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Full Education at Arizona State University - West Report

Request Information
#5

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Arizona is a very large public school located in the large city of Tucson. Arizona not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Education in Arizona list.

It takes the average student at Arizona about 4.3 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,634. This means that the average student pays around $158,625 to get a bachelor’s degree from Arizona. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Full Education at University of Arizona Report

Request Information

Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Polytechnic as the #6 school in this year's rankings. ASU - Polytechnic is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Mesa. ASU - Polytechnic not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Education in Arizona list.

The average student at ASU - Polytechnic graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $31,937 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from ASU - Polytechnic is $137,010. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Read full report on Education at Arizona State University - Polytechnic

Request Information

Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Skysong as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public college with a very large student population. ASU - Skysong also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Arizona rankings.

At ASU - Skysong, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $30,233. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the ASU - Skysong is $133,025. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Read More…

Request Information

Best Education Colleges in the Southwest Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Texas 1,415
Oklahoma 1,293
New Mexico 611

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,004
Special Education 601
Teacher Education Subject Specific 216
Other Education 149
Educational Assessment 83

View All Education Related Majors >

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,563
Communication & Journalism 2,437
Psychology 1,932
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 661
History 424

View All Education Related Majors >

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 Horadrim.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You