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)
#2 Vanderbilt University (Peabody)

Nashville, TN

$1,747 per credit (full-time) 873
#51 University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

$1,730 per credit (full-time) 331
#18 University of Southern California (Rossier)

Los Angeles, CA

$1,536 per credit (full-time) 1,886
#11 Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

$45,120 per year (full-time) 360
#45 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$44,100 per year (full-time) 24
#51 Boston University

Boston, MA

$43,970 per year (full-time) 546
#5 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$43,856 per year (full-time) 1,051
#4 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$42,690 per year (full-time) 387
#55 George Washington University

Washington, DC

$1,420 per credit (full-time) 1,535
#92 Baylor University

Waco, TX

$1,357 per credit (full-time) 232
#126 Claremont Graduate University

Claremont, CA

$40,560 per year (full-time) 457
#8 Teachers College, Columbia University

New York, NY

$1,344 per credit (full-time) 4,969
#3 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

$40,106 per year (full-time) 855
Rank Not Published University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

$39,290 per year (full-time) 362
#116 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

$39,000 per year (full-time) 55
#86 University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

$1,300 per credit (full-time) 624
#45 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$1,294 per credit (full-time) 649
#126 Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

$1,270 per credit (full-time) 181
#24 Boston College (Lynch)

Chestnut Hill, MA

$1,212 per credit (full-time) 790
#64 Fordham University

New York, NY

$1,170 per credit (full-time) 1,136
#20 New York University (Steinhardt)

New York, NY

$34,128 per year (full-time) 3,289
Rank Not Published Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

$1,123 per credit (full-time) 80
Rank Not Published Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

$1,122 per credit (full-time) 331
#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
#106 University of Denver (Morgridge)

Denver, CO

$1,104 per credit (full-time) 849

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