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)
#147 University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

$13,500 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,200 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 303
#152 Pennsylvania State University—​Harrisburg

Middletown, PA

$18,270 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,348 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 302
#152 University of Nebraska—​Omaha

Omaha, NE

$245 per credit (in-state, full-time); $665 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 597
#154 Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI

$466 per credit (in-state, full-time); $918 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,352
#154 Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

$369 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,024 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 917
#154 St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

$1,010 per credit (full-time) 219
#154 Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

$4,997 per year (in-state, full-time); $11,369 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,270
#154 University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

$563 per credit (full-time) 1,225
#154 University of Missouri—​St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$409 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,008 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,391
#154 University of Montana

Missoula, MT

$5,176 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,248 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 326
#154 Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

$8,070 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,656 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 525
#162 Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

$804 per credit (full-time) 371
#162 Marshall University

South Charleston, WV

$6,274 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,656 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,276
#162 Oakland University

Rochester, MI

$14,820 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,648 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,374
#162 Texas A&M University—​Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

$196 per credit (in-state, full-time); $550 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 595
#162 University of Missouri—​Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

$337 per credit (in-state, full-time); $871 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 712
#162 University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

$210 per credit (in-state, full-time); $445 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 568
#162 University of St. Thomas

Minneapolis, MN

$763 per credit (full-time) 923
#169 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$1,085 per credit (full-time) 1,106
#169 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$1,080 per credit (full-time) 986
#169 University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

$4,600 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,880 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,263
#172 Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

$5,200 per year (in-state, full-time); $14,840 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 389
#172 North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

$8,000 per year (in-state, full-time); $11,397 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 220
#172 Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN

$13,550 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,160 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 511
#172 University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

$452 per credit (in-state, full-time); $990 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 970

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