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)
#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
#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
#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
#92 Ohio University

Athens, OH

$9,444 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,436 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 856
#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
#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
#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
Rank Not Published South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

$9,776 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,910 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 312
Unranked Binghamton University—​SUNY

Binghamton, NY

$9,870 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,350 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 224
#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
#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
#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
#162 University of Missouri—​Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

$337 per credit (in-state, full-time); $871 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 712
#55 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

$342 per credit (in-state, full-time); $884 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,506
Rank Not Published Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

$343 per credit (in-state, full-time); $686 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 414
#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
#106 Illinois State University

Normal, IL

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

Lawrence, KS

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

Manhattan, KS

$350 per credit (in-state, full-time); $878 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,000
Rank Not Published Jackson State University

Jackson, MS

$353 per credit (in-state, full-time); $864 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 864
#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
Rank Not Published Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

$354 per credit (in-state, full-time); $660 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 467
#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
#64 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

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

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