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)
#26 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

$11,626 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,118 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 826
#26 University of Maryland—​College Park

College Park, MD

$573 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,236 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 937
#28 Utah State University

Logan, UT

$4,511 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,787 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 963
#29 University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

$9,918 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,712 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 334
#30 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

$28,404 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,404 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 321
#30 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

$449 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,251 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,101
#30 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

$9,911 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,378 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,028
#33 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

$18,270 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,246 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,061
#33 University of Connecticut (Neag)

Storrs, CT

$11,456 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,740 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 787
#33 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$7,700 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,000 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,648
#36 University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 255
#36 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$8,343 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,554 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 432
#38 Purdue University—​West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

$9,208 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,010 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 535
#39 College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

$7,120 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,638 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 419
#39 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

$428 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,060 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,161
#39 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

$15,552 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,704 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,004
#42 Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

$565 per credit (full-time) 494
#42 University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

$11,066 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,064 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 709
#42 University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

Amherst, MA

$110 per credit (in-state, full-time); $414 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 658
#45 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$1,294 per credit (full-time) 649
#45 University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

$13,108 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,210 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 462
#45 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$44,100 per year (full-time) 24
#48 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

$11,526 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,398 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 759
#48 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

$9,614 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,226 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 698
#48 University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

$285 per credit (in-state, full-time); $792 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 998

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