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 Miami University

Oxford, OH

$13,266 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,056 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 757
#48 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

$11,526 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,398 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 759
#116 University of Houston

Houston, TX

$8,694 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,066 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 759
#126 Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

$6,772 per year (in-state, full-time); $10,188 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 768
#143 University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

$4,467 per year (in-state, full-time); $10,227 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 769
#106 Illinois State University

Normal, IL

$345 per credit (in-state, full-time); $716 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 773
Unranked Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, WI

N/A 774
#13 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

$13,824 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,356 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 774
Rank Not Published University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

$6,744 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,024 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 777
#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
#24 Boston College (Lynch)

Chestnut Hill, MA

$1,212 per credit (full-time) 790
#77 University of Oklahoma (Rainbolt)

Norman, OK

$4,205 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,205 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 806
#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
#83 Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

$11,185 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,145 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 829
#64 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$10,772 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,838 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 840
Rank Not Published Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

$675 per credit (full-time) 844
#106 University of Denver (Morgridge)

Denver, CO

$1,104 per credit (full-time) 849
#3 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

$40,106 per year (full-time) 855
#92 Ohio University

Athens, OH

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

Jackson, MS

$353 per credit (in-state, full-time); $864 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 864
#74 University of Hawaii—​Manoa

Honolulu, HI

$514 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,245 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 867
#2 Vanderbilt University (Peabody)

Nashville, TN

$1,747 per credit (full-time) 873
Rank Not Published University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO

$276 per credit (in-state, full-time); $552 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 882
#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
#116 New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

$5,398 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,821 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 891

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