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2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region

11,281 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,307 Avg Salary
$25,350 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Education Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region In 2018-2019, 88,927 education students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #10 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 11,281 went to undergraduates in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Education Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Education Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking analyzed 102 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in education.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Education Majors Make After Graduation?

The average education major who graduates from a school in the Middle Atlantic Region earns about $34,307 per year during the early years of their career. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 14% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $34,031 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in education.

Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region  34,307
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68,600
Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools Nationwide  34,031
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68,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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68,600

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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in the Middle Atlantic Region

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid education majors.

Top 25 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The College of New Jersey. TCNJ is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Ewing.

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Hartwick College

Oneonta, NY

Hartwick College landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the remote town of Oneonta, Hartwick is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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New York University

New York, NY

Our rankings recognize New York University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

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Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Rider is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Lawrenceville.

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Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Our rankings recognize Villanova University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Villanova is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Villanova.

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#4

Pratt Institute - Main

Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute - Main earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Brooklyn, Pratt Institute is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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Caldwell University

Caldwell, NJ

Caldwell University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Caldwell, Caldwell is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Lewisburg, Bucknell is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Our rankings recognize Monmouth University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of West Long Branch, Monmouth is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

Colgate University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Colgate is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Hamilton.

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University of Maryland - College Park landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a very large student population.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Catholic University of America. CUA is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

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#8

Centenary University

Hackettstown, NJ

Centenary University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the suburb of Hackettstown, Centenary is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#9

Towson University

Towson, MD

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Towson University. Located in the city of Towson, Towson is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Stevenson University. Stevenson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Stevenson.

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Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD

Our rankings recognize Mount St Mary's University as the #11 school in this year's rankings. Mount St Mary's University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Emmitsburg.

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Hood College

Frederick, MD

The #12 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Hood College. Located in the small city of Frederick, Hood is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

The #13 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Ithaca College. Located in the suburb of Ithaca, Ithaca is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. Syracuse is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Syracuse.

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Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Manhattan College comes in at #14 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Riverdale, Manhattan is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Kean University

Union, NJ

The #14 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Kean University. Kean is a large public school located in the suburb of Union.

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University of Delaware

Newark, DE

University of Delaware earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. U of Delaware is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Newark.

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American University

Washington, DC

American University comes in at #16 in this year's ranking. The American University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

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The #16 spot in this year's ranking belongs to William Paterson University of New Jersey. Located in the suburb of Wayne, William Paterson University is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Iona College

New Rochelle, NY

Iona College landed the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the large suburb of New Rochelle, Iona is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Rest of the Top Schools for Highest Paid Education Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Highest Paid Education Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region award.

Rank College Location
27 Pace University - New York New York, NY
28 Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA
18 Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA
19 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY
19 CUNY Hunter College New York, NY
20 Lebanon Valley College Annville, PA
21 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
21 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
22 SUNY Potsdam Potsdam, NY
23 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
24 Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, PA
25 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA

Best Education Colleges by State

Explore the best education colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 37 3,877
New York 37 4,512
New Jersey 33 1,301
Maryland 33 1,036
Delaware 30 478
District of Columbia 28 77

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5,718
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,837
Special Education 1,753
General Education 586
Other Education 212

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 32,648
Psychology 23,013
Communication & Journalism 16,749
History 4,815
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 2,169

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Notes and References

  • 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.

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