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)
#5 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$11,858 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,184 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,017
#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
#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
#181 Stephen F. Austin State University

Nacogdoches, TX

$238 per credit (in-state, full-time); $592 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,032
#116 University of Massachusetts—​Boston

Boston, MA

$2,590 per year (in-state, full-time); $9,758 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,034
#5 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$43,856 per year (full-time) 1,051
#181 East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

$4,223 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,540 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,053
#16 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

$11,560 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,224 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,054
#33 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

$18,270 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,246 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,061
#116 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

$5,433 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,992 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,064
#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
#135 Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

$4,303 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,248 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,079
#126 University of North Texas

Denton, TX

$303 per credit (in-state, full-time); $657 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,098
#30 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

$449 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,251 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,101
#92 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

$11,640 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,960 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,102
#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
#169 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$1,085 per credit (full-time) 1,106
#116 Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

$253 per credit (in-state, full-time); $607 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,107
#143 University of Akron

Akron, OH

$413 per credit (in-state, full-time); $707 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,110
#64 University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

$10,788 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,446 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,112
#116 Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK

$178 per credit (in-state, full-time); $728 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,116
#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
#63 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

$745 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,043 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,135
#64 Fordham University

New York, NY

$1,170 per credit (full-time) 1,136
#10 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

$8,402 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,338 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,141

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