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)
#162 University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

$210 per credit (in-state, full-time); $445 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 568
Rank Not Published University of Texas—​Pan American

Edinburg, TX

$5,488 per year (in-state, full-time); $12,568 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 576
#70 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$6,100 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,408 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 578
Rank Not Published Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

$500 per credit (full-time) 594
#162 Texas A&M University—​Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

$196 per credit (in-state, full-time); $550 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 595
#152 University of Nebraska—​Omaha

Omaha, NE

$245 per credit (in-state, full-time); $665 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 597
#106 University of Mississippi

University, MS

$370 per credit (in-state, full-time); $979 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 602
#112 University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

$7,756 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,470 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 612
#86 University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

$1,300 per credit (full-time) 624
Rank Not Published Pepperdine University

Los Angeles, CA

$1,065 per credit (full-time) 637
Unranked East Tennessee State University (Clemmer)

Johnson City, TN

$7,110 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,764 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 644
#126 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

$1,009 per credit (full-time) 646
#45 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$1,294 per credit (full-time) 649
#126 Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

$373 per credit (in-state, full-time); $733 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 653
#42 University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

Amherst, MA

$110 per credit (in-state, full-time); $414 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 658
#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
#81 University of Wisconsin—​Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

$11,596 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,062 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 665
#8 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

$19,982 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,402 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 677
#106 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

$930 per credit (full-time) 689
#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
#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
#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
Rank Not Published Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA

$7,956 per year (in-state, full-time); $11,934 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 721
#98 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

$1,100 per credit (full-time) 732
#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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