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)
#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
#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
#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
#74 San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

$6,738 per year (in-state, full-time); $372 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,165
#74 University of Hawaii—​Manoa

Honolulu, HI

$514 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,245 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 867
#74 University of Maine

Orono, ME

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

Los Angeles, CA

$1,039 per credit (full-time) 1,502
#70 Old Dominion University (Darden)

Norfolk, VA

$412 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,048 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,764
#70 University of North Carolina—​Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

$4,541 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,990 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 921
#70 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$6,100 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,408 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 578
#64 CUNY—​Graduate Center

New York, NY

$8,200 per year (in-state, full-time); $795 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 83
#64 Fordham University

New York, NY

$1,170 per credit (full-time) 1,136
#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
#64 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$10,772 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,838 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 840
#64 University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

$10,788 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,446 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,112
#64 University of Tennessee—​Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

$9,540 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,728 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 661
#63 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

$745 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,043 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,135
#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
#55 George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

$390 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,073 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 2,194

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