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)
#55 George Washington University

Washington, DC

$1,420 per credit (full-time) 1,535
#55 Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

$6,264 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,816 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,487
#55 Texas A&M University—​College Station

College Station, TX

$227 per credit (in-state, full-time); $581 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,311
#55 University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

$9,870 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,350 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,070
#55 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

$342 per credit (in-state, full-time); $884 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,506
#55 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

$13,728 per year (in-state, full-time); $34,656 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 306
#51 Boston University

Boston, MA

$43,970 per year (full-time) 546
#51 North Carolina State University—​Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

$9,352 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,690 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,384
#51 University at Albany—​SUNY

Albany, NY

$9,870 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,350 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 949
#51 University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

$1,730 per credit (full-time) 331
#48 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

$11,526 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,398 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 759
#48 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

$9,614 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,226 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 698
#48 University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

$285 per credit (in-state, full-time); $792 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 998
#45 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$1,294 per credit (full-time) 649
#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
#45 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$44,100 per year (full-time) 24
#42 Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

$565 per credit (full-time) 494
#42 University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

$11,066 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,064 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 709
#42 University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

Amherst, MA

$110 per credit (in-state, full-time); $414 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 658
#39 College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

$7,120 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,638 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 419
#39 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

$428 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,060 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,161
#39 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

$15,552 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,704 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,004
#38 Purdue University—​West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

$9,208 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,010 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 535
#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
#36 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$8,343 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,554 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 432

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