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

86 Colleges
7,097 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,367 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools for Vets

Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans in the Plains States RegionWith 50,540 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, teacher education grade specific is the #8 most popular major in the United States. Of those degrees, 7,097 went to students in the Plains States region of the country.

This year's Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans in the Plains States Region ranking analyzed 86 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in grade specific ed. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great teacher education grade specific programs and a strong support system for veterans and active service members.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the teacher education grade specific program at the school. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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

The following schools top our list of the Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans.

Top 15% Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools for Veterans

#1

Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

Our rankings recognize Valley City State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Valley City State University is a small public school located in the town of Valley City. Valley City State University also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the Plains States Region list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 41 of the 1,547 students enrolled at Valley City State University were GI Bill® students, of which 21 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $4,342. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Black Hills State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Spearfish, BHSU is a public school with a small student population.

Of the 4,035 students enrolled at BHSU, 244 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 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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#3

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. K - State is a very large public school located in the small city of Manhattan. As a testament to the quality of education offered at K - State, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the Plains States Region ranking.

Of the 22,221 students enrolled at K - State, 1,106 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 769 were 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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University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

Our rankings recognize University of North Dakota as the #4 school in this year's rankings. UND is a large public school located in the small city of Grand Forks. UND also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the Plains States Region rankings.

Among the 13,847 students enrolled at UND, 727 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 410 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,644. UND does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Nebraska at Omaha as the #5 school in this year's rankings. UNOMAHA is a large public school located in the city of Omaha.

Our most recent data shows that 968 of the 15,431 students enrolled at UNOMAHA were GI Bill® students, of which 572 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,468. In addition to receiving other benefits, 67 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 Emporia State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. ESU is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Emporia.

According to our most recent data, ESU supports 5,796 students, and 122 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 75 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $4,153. In addition to receiving other benefits, 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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University of Nebraska at Kearney comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Kearney, UNK is a public college with a medium-sized student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UNK also did well on our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the Plains States Region list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, UNK supports 6,327 students, and 195 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 106 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,082. In addition to receiving other benefits, 13 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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#8

Chadron State College

Chadron, NE

Our rankings recognize Chadron State College as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Chadron, Chadron State College is a public school with a small student population.

Among the 2,448 students enrolled at Chadron State College, 59 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 34 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,453. To help with additional expenses, 2 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Chadron State College does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Minnesota State University - Mankato. Located in the city of Mankato, Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 14,374 students enrolled at Minnesota State University - Mankato, 364 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 156 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,059. Minnesota State University - Mankato does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education grade specific schools. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UMN Twin Cities has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the Plains States Region ranking.

Among the 50,734 students enrolled at UMN Twin Cities, 824 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 585 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,664. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#11

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. U of South Dakota is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Vermillion. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, U of South Dakota also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the Plains States Region ranking.

Among the 10,066 students enrolled at U of South Dakota, 341 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 170 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,332. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln landed the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value teacher education grade specific schools. Located in the city of Lincoln, UNL is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UNL, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific in the Plains States Region ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 687 of the 25,820 students enrolled at UNL were GI Bill® students, of which 406 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,191. During this same period, 92 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. UNL does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Honorable Mentions

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 Plains States Region award.

Rank College Location
13 Mayville State University Mayville, ND
14 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
15 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
16 Winona State University Winona, MN
17 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO

Best for Vets Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges by State

Explore the best for vets teacher education grade specific colleges for a specific state in the Plains States region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 1,853
Minnesota 1,230
Iowa 1,392
Kansas 1,168
Nebraska 674
South Dakota 363
North Dakota 375

Teacher Education Grade Specific is one of 14 different types of Education programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,851
Special Education 690
Other Education 441
General Education 382
Teaching English or French 65

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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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