Education

2022 Best Education Schools in the New England Region

111 Colleges in the New England Region
15,122 Education Degrees Awarded
$45,111 Avg Early-Career Salary
A degree in education is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #4 out of 38 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 111 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Education Schools in the New England Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 15,122 degrees in education during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Education School

Best Education Schools in the New England Region Your choice of education school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for education schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Education Degree Level

The education school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Education Schools in the New England Region. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Education in the New England Region

The schools below may not offer all types of education degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

16 Top New England Region Schools in Education

#1

Harvard University

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

Every student who is interested in education needs to check out Harvard University. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Cambridge. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were roughly 733 education students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent year we have data available. Those education students who get their degree from Harvard University make $17,961 more than the typical education graduate.

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

It is hard to beat Urban College of Boston if you want to pursue a degree in education. Urban College of Boston is a small private not-for-profit college located in the city of Boston.

There were about 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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#3

Brown University

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

It is hard to beat Brown University if you want to pursue a degree in education. Located in the midsize city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #24 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 49 education students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year. Education degree recipients from Brown University earn a boost of around $5,089 above the typical income of education graduates.

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#4

Boston College

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

Boston College is a good decision for students interested in a degree in education. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit college located in the small city of Chestnut Hill. A Best Schools rank of #45 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Boston College is a great college overall.

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 get an earnings boost of approximately $2,349 over the typical income of education graduates.

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#5

Boston University

Boston, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
698 Education Degrees Awarded

Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Boston. A Best Schools rank of #67 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Boston U is a great university overall.

There were roughly 698 education students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the education program at Boston University make $3,302 more than the typical college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#6

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
48 Education Degrees Awarded

Tufts is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Medford. A Best Schools rank of #41 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Tufts is a great university overall.

There were about 48 education students who graduated with this degree at Tufts in the most recent data year. Soon after graduating, education degree recipients usually make about $47,100 in the first five years of their career.

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#7

Providence College

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

Located in the city of Providence, Providence is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #96 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Providence is a great college overall.

There were about 171 education students who graduated with this degree at Providence 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 $40,550.

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#8

Salve Regina University

Newport, RI
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
64 Education Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Newport, Salve Regina is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 6th out of 10 colleges for overall quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were roughly 64 education students who graduated with this degree at Salve Regina in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the education program make about $37,250 for their early career.

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#9

Stonehill College

Easton, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
46 Education Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Easton, Stonehill is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #97 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Stonehill is a great college overall.

There were about 46 education students who graduated with this degree at Stonehill in the most recent data year. Soon after graduating, education degree recipients typically make around $39,000 at the beginning of their careers.

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#10

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
$32,480 Median Student Debt

Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Boston. A Best Schools rank of #58 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Northeastern is a great university overall.

There were about 7 education students who graduated with this degree at Northeastern in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the education program at Northeastern University get $13,089 above the average graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#11

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
166 Education Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Hamden, Quinnipiac is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 7th out of 32 schools for overall quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were approximately 166 education students who graduated with this degree at Quinnipiac in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the education degree program at Quinnipiac University get $13,689 above the standard college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#12

University of New England

Biddeford, ME
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
169 Education Degrees Awarded

UNE is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the midsize suburb of Biddeford. This university ranks 5th out of 23 schools for overall quality in the state of Maine.

There were about 169 education students who graduated with this degree at UNE in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the education program at University of New England earn $22,623 above the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#13

Endicott College

Beverly, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
416 Education Degrees Awarded

Endicott is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Beverly. This college ranks 23rd out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 416 education students who graduated with this degree at Endicott in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the education degree program at Endicott College earn $13,456 above the average graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#14

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
109 Education Degrees Awarded

Fairfield U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Fairfield. A Best Schools rank of #105 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Fairfield U is a great university overall.

There were about 109 education students who graduated with this degree at Fairfield U in the most recent year we have data available. Those education students who get their degree from Fairfield University receive $3,289 more than the standard education student.

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#15

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
26th Most Popular In MA
50 Education Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Waltham, Brandeis is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #114 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Brandeis is a great university overall.

There were about 50 education students who graduated with this degree at Brandeis in the most recent year we have data available.

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#16

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
43 Education Degrees Awarded

St. Anselm College is a small private not-for-profit college located in the midsize suburb of Manchester. A Best Schools rank of #140 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means St. Anselm College is a great college overall.

There were roughly 43 education students who graduated with this degree at St. Anselm 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 $35,000.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

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 in the New England Region award.

Rank College Location
17 Saint Michael’s College Colchester, VT
18 Wheaton College Massachusetts Norton, MA
19 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
20 Assumption University Worcester, MA
21 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
22 Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA
23 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
24 Simmons University Boston, MA
25 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT

Best Education Colleges by State

Explore the best education colleges for a specific state in the New England Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Maine 37 1,071
Rhode Island 37 855
New Hampshire 36 1,515
Massachusetts 36 8,728
Vermont 35 631
Connecticut 35 2,482

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Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4,682
General Education 2,468
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,180
Special Education 1,981
Curriculum & Instruction 1,091
Educational Administration 1,087
Student Counseling 543
Other Education 508
Teaching English or French 318
Instructional Media Design 207

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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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