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2021 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates

50,540 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,904 Avg Salary
$24,583 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific GraduatesTeacher Education Grade Specific is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 8th of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 50,540 bachelor's degrees were awarded to students with this major. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Grade Specific Ed Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates ranking looked at 585 colleges that offer a bachelor's in grade specific ed.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Teacher Education Grade Specific Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, teacher education grade specific majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $33,904 per year. Unfortunately, that is 15% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Average Salary for Grade Specific Ed Graduates from Schools Nationwide  33,904
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Grads in United States

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

Top 25 Best Schools for Highly Paid Grade Specific Ed Graduates

The College of New Jersey earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public college with a medium-sized student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $49,000.

Grade Specific Ed majors at TCNJ take out an average of $21,615 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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#2

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rider University. Located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville, Rider is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Grade Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $48,000.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Rider take out $24,069 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 $280.

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University of Maryland - College Park earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of College Park. Students who receive their bachelor's in grade specific ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $46,100.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at UMCP take out while working on their bachelor's is $20,492. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. TCU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Fort Worth. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, grade specific ed majors make an average salary of $45,600.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at TCU take out while working on their bachelor's is $16,080.

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Caldwell University

Caldwell, NJ

Caldwell University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid teacher education grade specific school. Caldwell is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Caldwell. Grade Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $45,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, grade specific ed graduates from Caldwell carry an average student debtload of $24,592.

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Dallas Baptist University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Dallas, DBU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Grade Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $45,000.

Grade Specific Ed majors at DBU take out an average of $19,801 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $213, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Baylor University

Waco, TX

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Baylor University. Baylor is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Waco. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, grade specific ed majors make an average salary of $44,500.

While working on their bachelor's, grade specific ed majors at Baylor accumulate an average of around $20,775 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize University of Hawaii at Manoa as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Honolulu, UHM is a public school with a large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $44,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, grade specific ed graduates from UHM carry an average student debtload of $18,457. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $191.

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#9

Centenary University

Hackettstown, NJ

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Centenary University. Centenary is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Hackettstown. Grade Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $44,200.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at Centenary take out while working on their bachelor's is $25,475. 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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Our rankings recognize Catholic University of America as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Washington, CUA is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. Grade Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $44,200.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from CUA take out $21,860 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 $265.

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Pacific Lutheran University landed the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid teacher education grade specific school. PLU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Tacoma. Grade Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $43,900.

While working on their bachelor's, grade specific ed majors at PLU accumulate an average of around $22,613 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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#12

Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

Stevenson University earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the rural area of Stevenson, Stevenson is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $43,700.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Stevenson take out $24,074 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 $278.

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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 college with a large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $43,400.

While working on their bachelor's, grade specific ed majors at WWU accumulate an average of around $21,628 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $234.

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Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Salisbury University comes in at #14 in this year's ranking. Located in the small suburb of Salisbury, Salisbury is a public college with a medium-sized student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $43,400.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at Salisbury take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,169. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Mary Hardin - Baylor earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Belton, UMHB is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $43,300.

While working on their bachelor's, grade specific ed majors at UMHB accumulate an average of around $27,333 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 $280.

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Towson University

Towson, MD

The #16 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Towson University. Towson is a fairly large public school located in the city of Towson. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $43,300.

Grade Specific Ed majors at Towson take out an average of $18,427 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $189, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#17

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD

Mount St Mary's University earned the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the fringe town of Emmitsburg, Mount St Mary's University is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $43,300.

Grade Specific Ed majors at Mount St Mary's University take out an average of $22,832 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 $280.

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University of Nevada - Las Vegas landed the #18 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid teacher education grade specific school. Located in the city of Las Vegas, UNLV is a public college with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed from the school is $43,300.

While working on their bachelor's, grade specific ed majors at UNLV accumulate an average of around $20,380 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $200, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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New York University

New York, NY

New York University earned the #19 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in grade specific ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $43,000.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from NYU take out $18,402 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 $182.

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Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

The #20 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Central Washington University. CWU is a fairly large public school located in the town of Ellensburg. Students who receive their bachelor's in grade specific ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $43,000.

While working on their bachelor's, grade specific ed majors at CWU accumulate an average of around $20,188 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $208, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies comes in at #21 in this year's ranking. Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Kirkland. Grade Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $42,600.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,883.

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Northwest University

Kirkland, WA

Northwest University landed the #22 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid teacher education grade specific school. Northwest University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Kirkland. Grade Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $42,600.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Northwest University take out $21,883 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

University of the Pacific landed the #23 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid teacher education grade specific school. Pacific is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Stockton. Grade Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $42,600.

While working on their bachelor's, grade specific ed majors at Pacific accumulate an average of around $19,707 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $217.

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Chaminade University of Honolulu comes in at #24 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Honolulu, Chaminade University of Honolulu is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, grade specific ed majors make an average salary of $42,500.

While working on their bachelor's, grade specific ed majors at Chaminade University of Honolulu accumulate an average of around $21,276 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $244.

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The #25 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Washington State University. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public college with a very large student population. Grade Specific Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $42,300.

Grade Specific Ed majors at Wazzu take out an average of $20,112 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 $202.

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Rest of the Top 50 Schools for Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates

#28

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#29

Heritage University

Toppenish, WA
#33

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL
#34

Elmhurst University

Elmhurst, IL
#35

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD
#38

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL
#42

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE
#43

Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL
#44

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA
#45

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
#46

Stetson University

DeLand, FL
#47

Kean University

Union, NJ
#49

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 585 different United States teacher education grade specific schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA
52 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
53 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
54 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
55 University of South Florida Sarasota - Manatee Sarasota, FL
56 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
57 University of South Florida - St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL
58 Westminster College Utah Salt Lake City, UT
59 Drake University Des Moines, IA
60 Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, WI
61 Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, PA
62 Concordia University - Wisconsin Mequon, WI
63 Concordia University - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
64 Florida International University Miami, FL
65 College of Central Florida Ocala, FL
66 University of Portland Portland, OR
67 The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
68 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
69 Dickinson State University Dickinson, ND
70 Whitworth University - Adult Degree Programs Spokane, WA
71 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
72 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
73 Louisiana State University - Alexandria Alexandria, LA
74 Whitworth University Spokane, WA
75 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
76 Louisiana State University - Shreveport Shreveport, LA
77 University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA
78 University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Champaign, IL
79 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA
80 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
81 Mount Marty College Yankton, SD
82 Morningside College Sioux City, IA
83 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
84 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
85 Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, MN
86 Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
87 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, FL

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Grade Specific Ed students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates award.

Rank College Location
88 Iowa State University Ames, IA
89 Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, LA
90 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
91 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
92 Berry College Mount Berry, GA
93 DePaul University Chicago, IL
94 North Central College Naperville, IL
95 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
96 Hope College Holland, MI
97 Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD
98 Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
99 Wartburg College Waverly, IA
100 Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
101 Northern State University Aberdeen, SD
102 Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
103 Trinity International University - Florida Miramar, FL
104 Trinity International University - Illinois Deerfield, IL
105 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
106 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
107 Linfield College - McMinnville Campus McMinnville, OR
108 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
109 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
110 University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, LA
111 Elon University Elon, NC
112 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
113 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
114 Simpson College Indianola, IA
115 Central College Pella, IA
116 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
117 Edgewood College Madison, WI

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One of 14 majors within the Education area of study, Teacher Education Grade Specific has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Subject Specific 21,322
Special Education 8,866
General Education 4,523
Other Education 1,730
Educational Administration 573

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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