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)
#51 Boston University

Boston, MA

$43,970 per year (full-time) 546
#51 North Carolina State University—​Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

$9,352 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,690 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,384
#51 University at Albany—​SUNY

Albany, NY

$9,870 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,350 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 949
#51 University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

$1,730 per credit (full-time) 331
#55 George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

$390 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,073 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 2,194
#55 George Washington University

Washington, DC

$1,420 per credit (full-time) 1,535
#55 Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

$6,264 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,816 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,487
#55 Texas A&M University—​College Station

College Station, TX

$227 per credit (in-state, full-time); $581 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,311
#55 University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

$9,870 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,350 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,070
#55 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

$342 per credit (in-state, full-time); $884 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,506
#55 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

$13,728 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,656 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 306
#62 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

$14,182 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,696 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,134
#63 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

$745 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,043 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,135
#64 CUNY—​Graduate Center

New York, NY

$8,200 per year (in-state, full-time); $795 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 83
#64 Fordham University

New York, NY

$1,170 per credit (full-time) 1,136
#64 University of California—​Santa Barbara (Gevirtz)

Santa Barbara, CA

$12,992 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,094 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 328
#64 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$10,772 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,838 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 840
#64 University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

$10,788 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,446 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,112
#64 University of Tennessee—​Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

$9,540 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,728 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 661
#70 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

$1,039 per credit (full-time) 1,502
#70 Old Dominion University (Darden)

Norfolk, VA

$412 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,048 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,764
#70 University of North Carolina—​Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

$4,541 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,990 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 921
#70 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$6,100 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,408 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 578
#74 San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

$6,738 per year (in-state, full-time); $372 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,165
#74 University of Hawaii—​Manoa

Honolulu, HI

$514 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,245 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 867

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