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2021 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific

265 Colleges
21,322 Bachelor's Degrees
$20,884 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific School for You

Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Subject SpecificIn 2018-2019, 21,322 people earned their bachelor's in teacher education subject specific, making the major the #26 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific ranking looked at 265 colleges that offer a bachelor's in subject specific ed. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on subject specific ed schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Subject Specific Ed Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools in the United States

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Top 25 Best Value Subject Specific Ed Schools

Our rankings recognize Brigham Young University - Provo as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, BYU also did well on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The average student at BYU graduates in less than 5.2 years, and it costs about $12,239 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from BYU is $64,132. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

After completing their bachelor's degree, subject specific ed graduates from BYU carry an average student debtload of $14,932. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $130.

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#2

Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

Valley City State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Valley City, Valley City State University is a public school with a small student population. Valley City State University also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Valley City State University is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $16,715. This means that the average student pays around $73,713 to get a bachelor’s degree from Valley City State University. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Subject Specific Ed majors at Valley City State University take out an average of $20,700 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public college with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, USF Tampa also did well on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at USF Tampa to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,095. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from USF Tampa is $99,308. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

While working on their bachelor's, subject specific ed majors at USF Tampa accumulate an average of around $19,606 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $188, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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North Dakota State University - Main Campus landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education subject specific schools. North Dakota State University is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fargo. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, North Dakota State University also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at North Dakota State University to complete their degree, and it costs about $21,224 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $96,145 to get a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

While working on their bachelor's, subject specific ed majors at North Dakota State University accumulate an average of around $22,818 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $252.

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#5

Harding University

Searcy, AR

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Harding University. Harding is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Searcy.

The average student at Harding graduates in less than 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,917. This means that the average student pays around $90,989 to get a bachelor’s degree from Harding. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Subject Specific Ed majors at Harding take out an average of $29,157 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $309.

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Wartburg College

Waverly, IA

Wartburg College comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Wartburg is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Waverly. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Wartburg also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific ranking.

It takes the average student at Wartburg about 4.1 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,205. 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 Wartburg is $106,916. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Subject Specific Ed majors at Wartburg take out an average of $23,840 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $275.

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University of Nebraska at Kearney landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education subject specific schools. UNK is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Kearney. UNK also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

At UNK, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,217. 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 UNK is $91,987. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from UNK take out $24,936 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $228.

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#8

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Our rankings recognize Florida State University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Florida State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Tallahassee. In addition to being on our best value list, Florida State has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific ranking.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Florida State to complete their degree, and it costs about $27,233 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Florida State is $115,196. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

While working on their bachelor's, subject specific ed majors at Florida State accumulate an average of around $22,059 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $239.

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#9

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of South Dakota. Located in the distant town of Vermillion, U of South Dakota is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average student at U of South Dakota graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,860. This means that the average student pays around $90,950 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of South Dakota. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Subject Specific Ed majors at U of South Dakota take out an average of $24,837 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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#10

SUNY Potsdam

Potsdam, NY

SUNY Potsdam earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Potsdam, SUNY Potsdam is a public school with a small student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, SUNY Potsdam also did well on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The average student at SUNY Potsdam graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,914. 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 SUNY Potsdam is $99,676. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, subject specific ed majors at SUNY Potsdam accumulate an average of around $23,707 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $261.

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The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to South Dakota State University. Located in the remote town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public college with a large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at South Dakota State is 4.4 years, and it costs about $20,370 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State is $89,628. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Subject Specific Ed majors at South Dakota State take out an average of $25,681 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $270.

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Appalachian State University comes in at #12 in this year's ranking. Appalachian State is a large public school located in the town of Boone. Appalachian State excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific list.

It takes the average student at Appalachian State about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,137. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State is about $95,410. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

While working on their bachelor's, subject specific ed majors at Appalachian State accumulate an average of around $20,015 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $227, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#13

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

Western Carolina University comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Cullowhee, WCU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at WCU to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $15,387. This means that the average student pays around $67,549 to get a bachelor’s degree from WCU. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from WCU take out $23,322 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $266, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#14

SUNY Cortland

Cortland, NY

Our rankings recognize SUNY Cortland as the #14 school in this year's rankings. SUNY Cortland is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Cortland. On top of its placing in our value rankings, SUNY Cortland also did well on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The average student at SUNY Cortland graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $25,238. This means that the average student pays around $108,019 to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

While working on their bachelor's, subject specific ed majors at SUNY Cortland accumulate an average of around $21,913 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $218, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

CUNY Hunter College

New York, NY

Our rankings recognize CUNY Hunter College as the #15 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of New York, Hunter is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to its great value ranking, Hunter is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific list.

The average student at Hunter graduates in less than 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $21,445. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Hunter be around $99,290. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#16

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

The #16 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Eastern Illinois University. Located in the town of Charleston, EIU is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

At EIU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $16,976. 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 EIU is $75,034. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

While working on their bachelor's, subject specific ed majors at EIU accumulate an average of around $29,434 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $289.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida earned the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Gainesville, U of F is a public college with a fairly large student population. U of F also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific rankings.

The average student at U of F graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,230. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of F is about $120,542. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Subject Specific Ed majors at U of F take out an average of $17,214 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $169.

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Winona State University

Winona, MN

Our rankings recognize Winona State University as the #18 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Winona, Winona State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Winona State is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $21,880. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Winona State is $98,022. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at Winona State take out while working on their bachelor's is $25,520. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $292, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Minnesota - Duluth landed the #19 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education subject specific schools. UMN Duluth is a fairly large public school located in the city of Duluth.

The average student at UMN Duluth graduates in less than 4.5 years, and it costs about $22,044 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 UMN Duluth is $98,537. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at UMN Duluth take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,907. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout comes in at #20 in this year's ranking. UW - Stout is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Menomonie.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UW - Stout is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $21,392. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - Stout is about $99,045. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Subject Specific Ed majors at UW - Stout take out an average of $21,822 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $253.

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Western Illinois University landed the #21 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education subject specific schools. Located in the town of Macomb, WIU is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

It takes the average student at WIU about 4.4 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $17,615. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from WIU is about $78,211. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

After completing their bachelor's degree, subject specific ed graduates from WIU carry an average student debtload of $28,298. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $322.

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The #22 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arkansas State University - Main Campus. Located in the city of Jonesboro, Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a public college with a large student population.

The average student at Arkansas State University - Main Campus graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,330. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University - Main Campus is $89,655. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, subject specific ed graduates from Arkansas State University - Main Campus carry an average student debtload of $23,267. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $187.

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Bemidji State University

Bemidji, MN

Bemidji State University earned the #23 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Bemidji, Bemidji State University is a public college with a small student population.

At Bemidji State University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and it costs about $15,793 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $69,489 to get a bachelor’s degree from Bemidji State University. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from Bemidji State University take out $21,374 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $246.

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Northern Illinois University comes in at #24 in this year's ranking. NIU is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Dekalb.

The average student at NIU graduates in less than 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,171. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from NIU be around $92,181. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Subject Specific Ed majors at NIU take out an average of $24,526 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $240.

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Our rankings recognize Indiana Wesleyan University as the #25 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Marion, IWU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at IWU to complete their degree, and it costs about $21,484 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from IWU is about $90,018. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

While working on their bachelor's, subject specific ed majors at IWU accumulate an average of around $23,389 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $234.

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#26

Augustana College

Rock Island, IL
#29

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS
#30

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, NY
#31

Wayne State College

Wayne, NE
#34

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI
#36

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, NY
#37

Morningside College

Sioux City, IA
#38

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL

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 Value Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific award.

Rank College Location
40 Anderson University Indiana Anderson, IN
41 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
42 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
43 Mississippi College Clinton, MS
44 Ball State University Muncie, IN
45 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
46 Chadron State College Chadron, NE
47 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
48 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
49 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
50 Cedarville University Cedarville, OH
51 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
52 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
53 Emporia State University Emporia, KS

Teacher Education Subject Specific by Region

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Region
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Southwest
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Teacher Education Subject Specific is one of 14 different types of Education programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 50,540
Special Education 8,866
General Education 4,523
Other Education 1,730
Educational Administration 573

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 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 Aparajita Datta.

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