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)
#135 University of Nevada—​Reno

Reno, NV

$264 per credit (in-state, full-time); $13,910 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 503
#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
#116 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

$39,000 per year (full-time) 55
#116 New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

$5,398 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,821 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 891
#116 Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK

$178 per credit (in-state, full-time); $728 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,116
#116 Portland State University

Portland, OR

$9,207 per year (in-state, full-time); $14,391 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,105
#116 Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

$253 per credit (in-state, full-time); $607 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,107
#116 Towson University

Towson, MD

$365 per credit (in-state, full-time); $751 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,522
#116 University of Houston

Houston, TX

$8,694 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,066 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 759
#116 University of Massachusetts—​Boston

Boston, MA

$2,590 per year (in-state, full-time); $9,758 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,034
#116 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

$5,433 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,992 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,064
#116 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$554 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,200 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,586
#112 Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

$15,252 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,214 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 558
#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
#112 University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

$7,756 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,470 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 612
#112 Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

$497 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,052 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,614
#106 Illinois State University

Normal, IL

$345 per credit (in-state, full-time); $716 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 773

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