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)
#74 University of Maine

Orono, ME

$418 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,284 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 416
#77 Auburn University

Auburn, AL

$8,262 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,786 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 900
#77 Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

$1,115 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,706 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,119
#77 University of California—​Riverside

Riverside, CA

$15,397 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,499 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 218
#77 University of Oklahoma (Rainbolt)

Norman, OK

$4,205 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,205 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 806
#81 Clemson University (Moore)

Clemson, SC

$6,912 per year (in-state, full-time); $13,786 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 450
#81 University of Wisconsin—​Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

$11,596 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,062 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 665
#83 Brigham Young University—​Provo (McKay)

Provo, UT

$6,130 per year (LDS member, full-time); $12,260 per year (Non-LDS member, full-time) 338
#83 University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

$9,450 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,950 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,026
#83 Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

$11,185 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,145 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 829
#86 Ball State University

Muncie, IN

$368 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,017 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 2,157
#86 Iowa State University

Ames, IA

$7,848 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,158 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 495
#86 Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

$6,631 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,706 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 455
#86 University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR

$362 per credit (in-state, full-time); $855 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,203
#86 University of North Carolina—​Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

$4,008 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,295 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,686
#86 University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

$1,300 per credit (full-time) 624
#92 Baylor University

Waco, TX

$1,357 per credit (full-time) 232
#92 Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

$8,811 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,600 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 551
#92 Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

$350 per credit (in-state, full-time); $878 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,000
#92 Ohio University

Athens, OH

$9,444 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,436 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 856
#92 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

$11,640 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,960 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,102
#92 University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

$431 per credit (in-state, full-time); $877 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,400
#98 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

$1,100 per credit (full-time) 732
#98 Kent State University

Kent, OH

$8,550 per year (in-state, full-time); $14,706 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,855
#98 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

$765 per credit (full-time) 223

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