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)
#98 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

$1,100 per credit (full-time) 732
#126 St. John's University

Queens, NY

$1,100 per credit (full-time) 1,432
#169 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$1,085 per credit (full-time) 1,106
#169 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$1,080 per credit (full-time) 986
Rank Not Published Pepperdine University

Los Angeles, CA

$1,065 per credit (full-time) 637
#70 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

$1,039 per credit (full-time) 1,502
Rank Not Published Dowling College

Oakdale Long Island, NY

$1,029 per credit (full-time) 466
#135 Howard University

Washington, DC

$30,545 per year (full-time) 273
#154 St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

$1,010 per credit (full-time) 219
#126 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

$1,009 per credit (full-time) 646
#1 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

$1,000 per credit (full-time) 1,542
#135 Mills College

Oakland, CA

$29,860 per year (full-time) 223
Rank Not Published College of St. Elizabeth

Morristown, NJ

$29,148 per year (full-time) 228
#30 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

$28,404 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,404 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 321
#106 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

$930 per credit (full-time) 689
Unranked American University

Washington, DC

$25,920 per year (full-time) 205
Rank Not Published Chapman University

Orange, CA

$821 per credit (full-time) 445
Rank Not Published Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

$812 per credit (full-time) 131
Unranked Edgewood College

Madison, WI

$806 per credit (full-time) 322
Rank Not Published Nova Southeastern University (Fischler)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

$805 per credit (full-time) 6,967
#162 Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

$804 per credit (full-time) 371
Rank Not Published University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX

$785 per credit (full-time) 281
#98 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

$765 per credit (full-time) 223
#162 University of St. Thomas

Minneapolis, MN

$763 per credit (full-time) 923
Unranked Our Lady of the Lake University

San Antonio, TX

$760 per credit (full-time) 124

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