Education

2022 Best Education Schools

1,394 Colleges in the United States
271,067 Education Degrees Awarded
$43,887 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you plan on majoring in education, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #4 in the country in terms of popularity. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 1,394 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Education Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 271,067 degrees in education during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Education School

Best Education Schools The education program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Education rankings. We derive our Best Overall Education School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Education Rankings by Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Education Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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If you want to learn more about how we derive our rankings, see College Factual's Methodology.

Best Schools for Education in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the education degrees they offer, see the list below. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Education

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
1,307 Education Degrees Awarded

Relay Graduate School of Education is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in education. Relay Graduate School of Education is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

There were approximately 1307 education students who graduated with this degree at Relay Graduate School of Education in the most recent data year.

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#2

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
29th Most Popular In CA
198 Education Degrees Awarded

Stanford University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in education. Located in the suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #3 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were about 198 education students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent data year.

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#3

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
733 Education Degrees Awarded

It is difficult to beat Harvard University if you want to pursue a degree in education. Located in the city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were about 733 education students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent year we have data available. Education degree recipients from Harvard University get an earnings boost of around $19,185 above the average earnings of education majors.

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#4

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
711 Education Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat Johns Hopkins University if you wish to pursue a degree in education. Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were approximately 711 education students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the education major at Johns Hopkins University earn $12,093 more than the typical graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#5

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
73rd Most Popular In NY

Located in the distant town of Hamilton, Colgate is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #30 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Colgate is a great university overall.

There were approximately 27 education students who graduated with this degree at Colgate in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
71st Most Popular In PA
37 Education Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Erie, LECOM is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

There were approximately 37 education students who graduated with this degree at LECOM in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in education from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

#7

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
37 Education Degrees Awarded

UChicago is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Chicago. A Best Schools rank of #7 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were approximately 37 education students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year. Education degree recipients from University of Chicago get an earnings boost of about $9,213 over the typical income of education majors.

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#8

Duke University

Durham, NC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
63 Education Degrees Awarded

Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were about 63 education students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the education degree program at Duke University make $4,363 above the average college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#9

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
103 Education Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #14 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were roughly 103 education students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the education degree program at Northwestern University make $9,663 more than the average college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#10

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
560 Education Degrees Awarded

UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 560 education students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the education program at University of Pennsylvania earn $15,696 more than the average college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

More information about a degree in education from University of Pennsylvania

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
92 Education Degrees Awarded

Middlesex County College is a fairly large public college located in the suburb of Edison. This college ranks 7th out of 49 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were approximately 92 education students who graduated with this degree at Middlesex County College in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the education program state that they receive average early career wages of $24,800.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
84 Education Degrees Awarded

Claremont Graduate University is a small private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Claremont. This university ranks 22nd out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 84 education students who graduated with this degree at Claremont Graduate University in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the education degree program at Claremont Graduate University earn $37,313 more than the average college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

More information about a degree in education from Claremont Graduate University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
920 Education Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #33 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were about 920 education students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year. Education degree recipients from University of Southern California receive an earnings boost of around $14,146 above the average income of education graduates.

More information about a degree in education from University of Southern California

#14

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
97th Most Popular In PA

Located in the large suburb of Swarthmore, Swarthmore is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 3rd out of 134 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 18 education students who graduated with this degree at Swarthmore in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in education from Swarthmore College

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
941 Education Degrees Awarded

Teachers College is a small private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. This university ranks 6th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 941 education students who graduated with this degree at Teachers College in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the education program at Teachers College at Columbia University make $16,813 more than the typical college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

More information about a degree in education from Teachers College at Columbia University

#16

St Olaf College

Northfield, MN

Located in the town of Northfield, St. Olaf is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 2nd out of 63 colleges for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were about 23 education students who graduated with this degree at St. Olaf in the most recent data year. After graduating, education degree recipients typically make an average of $38,000 at the beginning of their careers.

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#17

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
123 Education Degrees Awarded

SCU is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Santa Clara. This university ranks 12th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 123 education students who graduated with this degree at SCU in the most recent data year. Those education students who get their degree from Santa Clara University make $14,013 more than the average education student.

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#18

Urban College of Boston

Boston, MA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
30th Most Popular In MA
57 Education Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Boston, Urban College of Boston is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

There were approximately 57 education students who graduated with this degree at Urban College of Boston in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
186 Education Degrees Awarded

Bank Street College of Education is a fairly small private not-for-profit college located in the large city of New York.

There were roughly 186 education students who graduated with this degree at Bank Street College of Education in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the education degree program at Bank Street College of Education get $15,988 above the typical graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#20

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
661 Education Degrees Awarded

NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. This university ranks 7th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 661 education students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the education major at New York University earn $7,163 above the standard graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

More information about a degree in education from New York University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
534 Education Degrees Awarded

TCNJ is a medium-sized public college located in the suburb of Ewing. This college ranks 2nd out of 49 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were approximately 534 education students who graduated with this degree at TCNJ in the most recent year we have data available. Those education students who get their degree from The College of New Jersey receive $10,763 more than the average education grad.

More information about a degree in education from The College of New Jersey

#22

Brown University

Providence, RI
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
49 Education Degrees Awarded

Brown is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Providence. A Best Schools rank of #24 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were about 49 education students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the education major at Brown University earn $6,313 more than the typical graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#23

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TN
374 Education Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 50 schools for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were approximately 374 education students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent year we have data available.

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#24

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
313 Education Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. This college ranks 8th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 313 education students who graduated with this degree at Boston College in the most recent data year. Education degree recipients from Boston College receive an earnings boost of around $3,573 above the average earnings of education majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA
633 Education Degrees Awarded

UW Seattle is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Seattle. This university ranks 1st out of 58 colleges for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There were approximately 633 education students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in education from University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Rest of the Top 50 Best Education Schools

#27

Alfred University

Alfred, NY
#29

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#30

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
#31

Boston University

Boston, MA

#33

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA
#34

Tufts University

Medford, MA
#35

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY
#36

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
#38

Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN
#39

Providence College

Providence, RI
#40

Brandman University

Irvine, CA

#41

Erikson Institute

Chicago, IL

#43

University of Redlands

Redlands, CA
#44

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY
#45

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
#46

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Education Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1394 different United States education schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD
51 American University Washington, DC
52 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
53 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
54 Hope College Holland, MI
55 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA
56 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
57 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
58 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
59 Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
60 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
61 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
62 University of Georgia Athens, GA
63 Towson University Towson, MD
64 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
65 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
66 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
67 Elon University Elon, NC
68 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
69 George Washington University Washington, DC
70 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
71 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
72 Martin Luther College New Ulm, MN
73 College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, MN
74 Drake University Des Moines, IA
75 William & Mary Williamsburg, VA
76 Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
77 Concordia University, Irvine Irvine, CA
77 Illinois State University Normal, IL
79 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
80 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
81 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
82 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
83 Salve Regina University Newport, RI
84 Seattle University Seattle, WA
85 Colorado College Colorado Springs, CO
86 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
87 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
88 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
89 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
90 Lebanon Valley College Annville, PA
91 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
92 SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY
93 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
94 Southwestern University Georgetown, TX
95 Hunter College New York, NY
96 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
97 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
98 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
99 Fordham University Bronx, NY
100 Chemeketa Community College Salem, OR
101 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
102 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
103 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
104 University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA
105 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
106 Augustana College Rock Island, IL
107 Hostos Community College Bronx, NY
108 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
109 University of California - Riverside Riverside, CA
110 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
111 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
112 Denison University Granville, OH
113 Iowa State University Ames, IA
114 Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, MN
115 Washington State University Pullman, WA
116 Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE
117 University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
118 Luther College Decorah, IA
119 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
120 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA
121 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
122 Baylor University Waco, TX
123 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
124 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
125 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
126 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
127 Pace University - New York New York, NY
128 Essex County College Newark, NJ
129 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
130 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
131 Northwestern College Orange City, IA
132 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
133 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
134 Wagner College Staten Island, NY
135 Stonehill College Easton, MA
136 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
137 DePauw University Greencastle, IN
138 Winona State University Winona, MN
139 Northeastern University Boston, MA
140 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
141 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
142 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY
143 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
144 Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI
145 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
146 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
147 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
148 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
149 Wheaton College Illinois Wheaton, IL
150 Linfield University - McMinnville Campus McMinnville, OR
151 Berry College Mount Berry, GA
152 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
153 Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ
154 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
155 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
156 Juniata College Huntingdon, PA
157 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
158 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
159 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
160 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
161 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
162 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
163 Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
164 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
165 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
166 University of New England Biddeford, ME
167 Saint Norbert College De Pere, WI
168 Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY
169 Manhattanville College Purchase, NY
170 Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
171 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
172 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
173 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
174 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
175 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
176 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
177 Lehman College Bronx, NY
178 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
179 Ohio Northern University Ada, OH
180 University of St. Thomas Houston, TX
181 Endicott College Beverly, MA
182 Wartburg College Waverly, IA
183 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
184 Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, PA
185 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
186 Chapman University Orange, CA
187 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
188 University of St Francis Joliet, IL
189 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
190 Beloit College Beloit, WI
191 Whitworth University Spokane, WA
192 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
193 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
194 Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH
195 Westminster College Pennsylvania New Wilmington, PA
196 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
197 Rasmussen University - Florida Ocala, FL
198 National University La Jolla, CA
199 Navarro College Corsicana, TX
200 South Texas College McAllen, TX
201 Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA
202 Hamline University Saint Paul, MN
203 Valley City State University Valley City, ND
204 University of Hawaii - West Oahu Kapolei, HI
205 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
206 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
207 Touro College New York, NY
208 Leeward Community College Pearl City, HI
209 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI

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 Best Education Schools award.

Rank College Location
210 Saint Michael’s College Colchester, VT
211 University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Green Bay, WI
212 Queens College Queens, NY
213 Stevenson University Stevenson, MD
214 Alliant International University San Diego, CA
215 Central College Pella, IA
216 Texas Lutheran University Seguin, TX
217 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
218 Bronx Community College Bronx, NY
219 Clemson University Clemson, SC
220 Lake Forest College Lake Forest, IL
221 Auburn University Auburn, AL
222 Ball State University Muncie, IN
223 The City College of New York New York, NY
224 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
225 Creighton University Omaha, NE
226 University of Wisconsin - Platteville Platteville, WI
227 Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR
228 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
229 Saint Edward’s University Austin, TX
230 Nevada State College Henderson, NV
231 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
232 Wheaton College Massachusetts Norton, MA
233 Kean University Union, NJ
234 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
235 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
236 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
237 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
238 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
239 Delaware County Community College Media, PA
240 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
241 North Central College Naperville, IL
242 Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, PA
243 University of Portland Portland, OR
244 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
245 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
246 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA
247 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
248 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
249 Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN
250 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
251 Mount Marty University Yankton, SD
252 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
253 California State University - Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
254 Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, PA
255 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
256 Assumption University Worcester, MA
257 California State University - San Marcos San Marcos, CA
258 The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, MN
259 Russell Sage College Troy, NY
260 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
261 York College of Pennsylvania York, PA
262 Connors State College Warner, OK
263 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
264 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
265 Concordia College - New York Bronxville, NY
266 Bradley University Peoria, IL
267 University of Evansville Evansville, IN
268 Midland University Fremont, NE
269 Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA
270 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
271 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
272 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
273 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
274 Rasmussen University - Illinois Rockford, IL
275 Simmons University Boston, MA
276 Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY
277 Canisius College Buffalo, NY
278 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ

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Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 89,369
Teacher Education Subject Specific 39,529
Educational Administration 35,794
Special Education 29,591
General Education 28,030
Curriculum & Instruction 16,788
Student Counseling 13,002
Instructional Media Design 6,565
Other Education 4,202
Teaching English or French 3,914

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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.

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