Best Education Schools

Ranked in 2014 | Best Education Schools Rankings Methodology

A teacher must first be a student, and graduate education program rankings can help you find the right classroom. With the U.S. News rankings of the top education schools, narrow your search by location, tuition, school size and test scores.

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Rank School name Tuition Total enrollment Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students Doctoral programs acceptance rate Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands) Peer assessment score (out of 5) Student-faculty ratio Superintendent assessment score (out of 5) Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions)
#1 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

$1,000 per credit (full-time) 1,542
#2 Vanderbilt University (Peabody)

Nashville, TN

$1,747 per credit (full-time) 873
#3 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

$40,106 per year (full-time) 855
#4 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$42,690 per year (full-time) 387
#5 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$43,856 per year (full-time) 1,051
#5 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$11,858 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,184 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,017
#7 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$14,301 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,030 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,004
#8 Teachers College, Columbia University

New York, NY

$1,344 per credit (full-time) 4,969
#8 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

$19,982 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,402 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 677
#10 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

$8,402 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,338 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,141
#11 Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

$45,120 per year (full-time) 360
#11 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,102 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 744
#13 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

$13,824 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,356 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 774
#14 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 341
#15 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

$654 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,253 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,980
#16 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

$11,560 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,224 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,054
#17 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

$346 per credit (in-state, full-time); $810 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 921
#18 Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ

$10,300 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,804 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,463
#18 University of Southern California (Rossier)

Los Angeles, CA

$1,536 per credit (full-time) 1,886
#20 New York University (Steinhardt)

New York, NY

$34,128 per year (full-time) 3,289
#20 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

$15,008 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,990 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,756
#22 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

$19,964 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,686 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 970
#22 University of Virginia (Curry)

Charlottesville, VA

$13,818 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,082 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 890
#24 Boston College (Lynch)

Chestnut Hill, MA

$1,212 per credit (full-time) 790
#25 Indiana University—​Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

$404 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,178 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 952

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