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)
#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
#48 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

$11,526 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,398 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 759
#86 University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR

$362 per credit (in-state, full-time); $855 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,203
Unranked University of Arkansas—​Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

N/A N/A
Rank Not Published University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

$650 per credit (full-time) 505
#14 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 341
#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
#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
#11 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,102 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 744
#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
#98 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 132
#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
#112 University of California—​Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 89
Unranked University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

N/A N/A
#98 University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

$357 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,182 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,854
Rank Not Published University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO

$276 per credit (in-state, full-time); $552 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 882
#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
#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
#176 University of Colorado—​Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

$6,932 per year (in-state, full-time); $13,041 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 445
#98 University of Colorado—​Denver

Denver, CO

$353 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,195 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,379
#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
#154 University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

$563 per credit (full-time) 1,225
#30 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

$28,404 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,404 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 321
#106 University of Denver (Morgridge)

Denver, CO

$1,104 per credit (full-time) 849
#30 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

$449 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,251 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,101

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