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)
#126 Claremont Graduate University

Claremont, CA

$40,560 per year (full-time) 457
#126 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

$1,009 per credit (full-time) 646
#126 Gallaudet University

Washington, DC

$14,774 per year (full-time) 112
#126 Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

$373 per credit (in-state, full-time); $733 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 653
#126 Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

$6,772 per year (in-state, full-time); $10,188 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 768
#126 St. John's University

Queens, NY

$1,100 per credit (full-time) 1,432
#126 Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

$1,270 per credit (full-time) 181
#126 University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO

$7,974 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,910 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,348
#126 University of North Texas

Denton, TX

$303 per credit (in-state, full-time); $657 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,098
#135 Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

$4,303 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,248 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,079
#135 Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

$6,772 per year (in-state, full-time); $12,732 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,672
#135 Drake University

Des Moines, IA

$450 per credit (full-time) 539
#135 Howard University

Washington, DC

$30,545 per year (full-time) 273
#135 Mills College

Oakland, CA

$29,860 per year (full-time) 223
#135 Montclair State University

Upper Montclair, NJ

$543 per credit (in-state, full-time); $837 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,905
#135 University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

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#135 University of Nevada—​Reno

Reno, NV

$264 per credit (in-state, full-time); $13,910 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 503
#143 Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

$7,452 per year (in-state, full-time); $8,128 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 927
#143 University of Akron

Akron, OH

$413 per credit (in-state, full-time); $707 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,110
#143 University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

$4,467 per year (in-state, full-time); $10,227 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 769
#143 University of Texas—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

$260 per credit (in-state, full-time); $968 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,546
#147 California State University—​Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

$6,738 per year (in-state, full-time) 1,393
#147 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

$595 per credit (full-time) 1,005
#147 Samford University (Beeson)

Birmingham, AL

$722 per credit (full-time) 269
#147 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

$4,968 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,878 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 932

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