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)
#33 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

$18,270 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,246 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,061
#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
#33 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$7,700 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,000 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,648
#30 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

$28,404 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,404 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 321
#30 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

$449 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,251 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,101
#30 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

$9,911 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,378 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,028
#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
#28 Utah State University

Logan, UT

$4,511 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,787 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 963
#26 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

$11,626 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,118 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 826
#26 University of Maryland—​College Park

College Park, MD

$573 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,236 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 937
#25 Indiana University—​Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

$404 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,178 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 952
#24 Boston College (Lynch)

Chestnut Hill, MA

$1,212 per credit (full-time) 790
#22 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

$19,964 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,686 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 970
#22 University of Virginia (Curry)

Charlottesville, VA

$13,818 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,082 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 890
#20 New York University (Steinhardt)

New York, NY

$34,128 per year (full-time) 3,289
#20 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

$15,008 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,990 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,756
#18 Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ

$10,300 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,804 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,463
#18 University of Southern California (Rossier)

Los Angeles, CA

$1,536 per credit (full-time) 1,886
#17 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

$346 per credit (in-state, full-time); $810 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 921
#16 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

$11,560 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,224 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,054
#15 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

$654 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,253 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,980
#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
#13 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

$13,824 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,356 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 774
#11 Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

$45,120 per year (full-time) 360
#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

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