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2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in Tennessee

1,699 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,752 Avg Salary
$23,892 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Education Graduates in TennesseeEducation is one of the most popular subjects to study in Tennessee. With 1,699 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 9th out of all the majors we track. This means that 1.9% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. 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 Tennessee ranking analyzed 16 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?

After graduation, education majors from schools in Tennessee earn an average salary of $32,752 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 18% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a education degree is $34,031. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools in Tennessee  32,752
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65,600
Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools Nationwide  34,031
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65,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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65,600

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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in Tennessee

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

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in Tennessee

#1

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

Our rankings recognize Lipscomb University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Lipscomb is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Nashville.

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Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Vanderbilt is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Nashville.

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#2

Carson - Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

Carson - Newman University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Carson - Newman is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Jefferson City.

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#3

Union University

Jackson, TN

Union University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Union U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Jackson.

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

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The University of Tennessee - Martin comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Martin, UT Martin is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Our rankings recognize Middle Tennessee State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Middle Tennessee State University is a very large public school located in the city of Murfreesboro.

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#6

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Clarksville, Austin Peay State University is a public college with a large student population.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Freed - Hardeman University. Located in the distant town of Henderson, Freed - Hardeman is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize Christian Brothers University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Christian Brothers is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Memphis.

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Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Education Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 1,213
Florida 34 4,383
Virginia 34 1,712
Georgia 33 2,694
West Virginia 32 586
North Carolina 32 2,584
South Carolina 32 1,665
Alabama 32 2,026
Louisiana 31 1,415
Kentucky 31 1,884
Arkansas 30 1,199

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,184
Special Education 213
Teacher Education Subject Specific 192
General Education 67
Other Education 25

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,162
Psychology 1,889
Communication & Journalism 1,630
History 527
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 437

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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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