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2021 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges for Veterans in the United States

275 Colleges
21,322 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,723 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools for Vets

Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesIn 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 Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking analyzed 275 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in subject specific ed. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent teacher education subject specific programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the teacher education subject specific program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran satisfaction. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Subject Specific Ed Schools for Veterans list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools for Veterans in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying subject specific ed.

Top 25 Most Veteran Friendly Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools

#1

Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

Valley City State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Valley City, Valley City State University is a public college with a small student population. Valley City State University also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

Of the 1,547 students enrolled at Valley City State University, 41 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 21 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,342. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Our rankings recognize Florida State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Florida State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Tallahassee. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Florida State has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States ranking.

Of the 41,005 students enrolled at Florida State, 986 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 582 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,897. On top of their other funding sources, 20 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Florida State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#3

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Louisville. Located in the city of Louisville, U of L is a public college with a fairly large student population. U of L also made our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list, coming in at #6.

According to our most recent data, U of L supports 21,430 students, and 854 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 518 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,524. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Florida. Located in the city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a very large student population. U of F also made our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list, coming in at #2.

Our most recent data shows that 1,109 of the 52,218 students enrolled at U of F were GI Bill® students, of which 752 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,193. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The College of New Jersey landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education subject specific schools. Located in the suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. TCNJ did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, TCNJ supports 7,686 students, and 54 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 26 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,573. TCNJ does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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North Carolina State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education subject specific schools. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, NC State has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States ranking.

Among the 35,479 students enrolled at NC State, 1,068 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 719 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,891. On top of their other funding sources, 33 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. NC State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education subject specific schools. Located in the large city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public college with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, USF Tampa also did well on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Our most recent data shows that 2,349 of the 43,846 students enrolled at USF Tampa were GI Bill® students, of which 1,482 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,646. In addition to receiving other benefits, 14 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. USF Tampa does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#8

Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education subject specific schools. Towson is a very large public school located in the small city of Towson. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Towson also did well on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, Towson supports 22,923 students, and 671 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 475 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,030. In addition to receiving other benefits, 11 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. UW - Stout is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Menomonie.

Of the 8,770 students enrolled at UW - Stout, 294 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 154 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,676. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the small city of University Park. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Penn State University Park, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Penn State University Park supports 46,810 students, and 1,039 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 836 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,714. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#11

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Western Governors University earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. WGU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Salt Lake City.

According to our most recent data, WGU supports 121,437 students, and 7,754 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 5,005 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,711. On top of their other funding sources, 2 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#12

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

Our rankings recognize Central Washington University as the #12 school in this year's rankings. CWU is a large public school located in the town of Ellensburg.

Our most recent data shows that 686 of the 12,342 students enrolled at CWU were GI Bill® students, of which 336 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,175. CWU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#13

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Bellingham, WWU is a public school with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, WWU also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, WWU supports 16,121 students, and 621 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 373 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,045. In addition to receiving other benefits, 7 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#14

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

The #14 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Purdue University - Main Campus. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a very large student population. Purdue did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list.

Of the 44,474 students enrolled at Purdue, 761 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 556 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,363. During this same period, 32 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#15

SUNY Potsdam

Potsdam, NY

SUNY Potsdam landed the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education subject specific schools. Located in the town of Potsdam, SUNY Potsdam is a public school with a small student population. SUNY Potsdam also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 112 of the 3,521 students enrolled at SUNY Potsdam were GI Bill® students, of which 69 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,634. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus earned the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a very large student population. Ohio State excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list.

Among the 61,170 students enrolled at Ohio State, 1,851 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,158 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,438. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Nebraska - Lincoln as the #17 school in this year's rankings. UNL is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Lincoln. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UNL also did well on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, UNL supports 25,820 students, and 687 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 406 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,191. On top of their other funding sources, 92 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#18

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Our rankings recognize Auburn University as the #18 school in this year's rankings. Auburn is a very large public school located in the city of Auburn. Auburn also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

Of the 30,440 students enrolled at Auburn, 1,435 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 826 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,004. To help with additional expenses, 42 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#19

Baylor University

Waco, TX

The #19 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Baylor University. Baylor is a large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Waco. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Baylor, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Baylor supports 17,217 students, and 785 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 512 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,475. In addition to receiving other benefits, 270 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Washington State University as the #20 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Wazzu is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Wazzu supports 31,478 students, and 1,046 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 566 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,054. To help with additional expenses, 2 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#21

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University landed the #21 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education subject specific schools. Rowan is a large public school located in the large suburb of Glassboro. Rowan excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 383 of the 19,465 students enrolled at Rowan were GI Bill® students, of which 192 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,018. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#22

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University earned the #22 spot in our 2021 rankings. ECU is a very large public school located in the city of Greenville. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, ECU also did well on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 28,718 students enrolled at ECU, 1,696 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 942 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,392. On top of their other funding sources, 42 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize North Dakota State University - Main Campus as the #23 school in this year's rankings. North Dakota State University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize 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 in the United States ranking.

Of the 13,796 students enrolled at North Dakota State University, 518 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 194 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,101. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Black Hills State University landed the #24 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education subject specific schools. BHSU is a small public school located in the town of Spearfish.

According to our most recent data, BHSU supports 4,035 students, and 244 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 153 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,539. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #25 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Fort Hays State University. Located in the remote town of Hays, FHSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Among the 15,523 students enrolled at FHSU, 328 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 208 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $3,219. FHSU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#27

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ
#28

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
#30

CUNY Hunter College

New York, NY
#32

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI
#33

CUNY Queens College

Queens, NY
#34

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD
#35

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI
#36

CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY
#38

Kean University

Union, NJ
#39

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for United States vets studying Subject Specific Ed that almost earned our Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
42 Minot State University Minot, ND
43 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
44 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
45 Utah State University Logan, UT
46 Athens State University Athens, AL
47 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
48 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
49 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
50 Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
51 Arkansas State University - Main Campus Jonesboro, AR
52 University of Delaware Newark, DE
53 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
54 William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ
55 University of Idaho Moscow, ID

Teacher Education Subject Specific by Region

View the best for vets Teacher Education Subject Specific schools in a specific region near you.

Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Aparajita Datta.

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