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

543 Colleges
50,540 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,499 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools for Vets

Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesTeacher 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.

This year's Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking looked at 543 colleges that offer a bachelor's in grade specific ed. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent teacher education grade 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 grade specific program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran satisfaction. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

More Ways to Rank Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools

The grade specific ed 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 Grade Specific Ed Schools for Veterans.

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

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

Top 25 Most Veteran Friendly Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Located in the medium-sized city of Las Vegas, UNLV is a public college with a fairly large student population. UNLV excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, UNLV supports 30,457 students, and 1,576 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,048 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,443. To help with additional expenses, 1 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. UNLV does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

Our rankings recognize Valley City State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the 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 Grade Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Among the 1,547 students enrolled at Valley City State University, 41 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 21 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $4,342. Valley City State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Florida International University. FIU is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Miami. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, FIU also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 1,099 of the 57,942 students enrolled at FIU were GI Bill® students, of which 646 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,649. FIU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The College of New Jersey earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public college with a medium-sized student population. TCNJ not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list.

Among the 7,686 students enrolled at TCNJ, 54 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 26 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,573. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#5

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

The #5 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. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Rider has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 65 of the 4,824 students enrolled at Rider were GI Bill® students, of which 37 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,662. During this same period, 13 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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Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education grade specific schools. Towson is a very large public school located in the small city of Towson. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Towson is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list.

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. During this same period, 11 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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University of Maryland - College Park landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education grade specific schools. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of College Park. UMCP not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list.

Of the 41,200 students enrolled at UMCP, 896 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 672 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,240. During this same period, 7 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. UMCP does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Central Florida. UCF is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Orlando. UCF not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list.

Among the 68,475 students enrolled at UCF, 2,247 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,137 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $4,197. In addition to receiving other benefits, 1 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Hawaii at Manoa comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Honolulu, UHM is a public school with a large student population. UHM excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list.

Of the 17,710 students enrolled at UHM, 1,184 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 932 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,877. In addition to receiving other benefits, 3 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 South Florida - Main Campus earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public school with a fairly large student population. USF Tampa did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list.

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. On top of their other funding sources, 14 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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Washington State University earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public college with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Wazzu also did well on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 31,478 students enrolled at Wazzu, 1,046 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 566 were 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. Wazzu does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #12 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Black Hills State University. BHSU is a small public school located in the town of Spearfish.

Our most recent data shows that 244 of the 4,035 students enrolled at BHSU were GI Bill® students, of which 153 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,539. BHSU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama landed the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education grade specific schools. Located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public school with a very large student population. UA also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

Of the 38,390 students enrolled at UA, 2,079 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,228 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,410. On top of their other funding sources, 409 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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The #14 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pacific Lutheran University. PLU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Tacoma. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, PLU also did well on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 3,207 students enrolled at PLU, 307 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 239 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $17,192. On top of their other funding sources, 95 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

The #15 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Georgia State University. Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia State is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Georgia State also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 1,875 of the 34,316 students enrolled at Georgia State were GI Bill® students, of which 1,051 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,989. To help with additional expenses, 1 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University earned the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings. Auburn is a very large public school located in the small city of Auburn. Auburn did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Auburn supports 30,440 students, and 1,435 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 826 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,004. During this same period, 42 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Auburn does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Our rankings recognize Kansas State University as the #17 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Manhattan, K - State is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, K - State also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, K - State supports 22,221 students, and 1,106 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 769 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,442. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

The #18 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Central Washington University. CWU is a fairly large public school located in the town of Ellensburg. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, CWU is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list.

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 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,175. CWU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

Our rankings recognize East Carolina University as the #19 school in this year's rankings. ECU is a fairly 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 Grade 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, ECU supports 28,718 students, and 1,696 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 942 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,392. In addition to receiving other benefits, 42 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. ECU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University comes in at #20 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Boca Raton, FAU is a public college with a very large student population. FAU excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 722 of the 29,772 students enrolled at FAU were GI Bill® students, of which 506 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,787. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

The #21 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Salisbury University. Located in the suburb of Salisbury, Salisbury is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Salisbury also did well on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 8,567 students enrolled at Salisbury, 236 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 $6,942. During this same period, 15 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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North Carolina State University landed the #22 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education grade specific schools. Located in the city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a very large student population. NC State also made our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list, coming in at #7.

Our most recent data shows that 1,068 of the 35,479 students enrolled at NC State were GI Bill® students, of which 719 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,891. During this same period, 33 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. NC State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida landed the #23 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education grade specific schools. Located in the large city of Jacksonville, UNF is a public college with a large student population. UNF also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Of the 16,776 students enrolled at UNF, 1,093 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 864 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,651. UNF does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

Georgia Southern University landed the #24 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education grade specific schools. GaSou is a very large public school located in the town of Statesboro.

Our most recent data shows that 1,023 of the 26,408 students enrolled at GaSou were GI Bill® students, of which 507 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,771. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD

The #25 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Mount St Mary's University. Located in the fringe town of Emmitsburg, Mount St Mary's University is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Mount St Mary's University also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

According to our most recent data, Mount St Mary’s University supports 2,406 students, and 165 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 98 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $12,025. To help with additional expenses, 11 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Mount St Mary’s University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Rest of the Top 50 Schools for Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans in the United States

#26

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA
#27

Kean University

Union, NJ
#28

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND
#29

Ball State University

Muncie, IN
#31

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
#32

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ
#33

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ
#36

National University

La Jolla, CA
#43

Whitworth University

Spokane, WA
#45

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE
#46

Emporia State University

Emporia, KS
#47

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA
#49

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#50

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans in the United States badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 543 different United States teacher education grade specific schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK
52 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
53 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
54 Chadron State College Chadron, NE
55 Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL
56 University of Delaware Newark, DE
57 Stevenson University Stevenson, MD
58 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
59 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
60 Utah State University Logan, UT
61 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
62 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
63 Baylor University Waco, TX
64 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
65 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
66 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
67 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA
68 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
69 Brandman University Irvine, CA
70 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
71 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
72 Mayville State University Mayville, ND
73 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
74 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
75 Winona State University Winona, MN
76 Elmhurst University Elmhurst, IL
77 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, PA
78 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
79 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
80 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
81 Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL

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 Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
82 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
83 University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA
84 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN
85 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
86 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
87 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
88 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
89 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
90 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
91 North Carolina Central University Durham, NC
92 Concord University Athens, WV
93 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
94 Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
95 McNeese State University Lake Charles, LA
96 Bellarmine University Louisville, KY
97 Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
98 Shepherd University Shepherdstown, WV
99 Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, LA
100 Weber State University Ogden, UT
101 Indiana University - South Bend South Bend, IN
102 Northern State University Aberdeen, SD
103 Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA
104 Harding University Searcy, AR
105 Frostburg State University Frostburg, MD
106 The University of Tennessee - Martin Martin, TN
107 The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN
108 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY

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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

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 Vgrigas.

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