Best Education Schools

Ranked in 2014 | Best Education Schools Rankings Methodology

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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)
Rank Not Published Nova Southeastern University (Fischler)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

$805 per credit (full-time) 6,967
Rank Not Published Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

$490 per credit (full-time) 6,343
#8 Teachers College, Columbia University

New York, NY

$1,344 per credit (full-time) 4,969
Rank Not Published Baker University

Baldwin City, KS

N/A 3,661
Rank Not Published Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

$5,544 per year (in-state, full-time); $11,916 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,524
#20 New York University (Steinhardt)

New York, NY

$34,128 per year (full-time) 3,289
#18 Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ

$10,300 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,804 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,463
#55 George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

$390 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,073 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 2,194
Rank Not Published Arkansas State University—​Jonesboro

State University, AR

$7,177 per year (in-state, full-time); $12,889 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,189
#86 Ball State University

Muncie, IN

$368 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,017 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 2,157
#62 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

$14,182 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,696 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,134
#15 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

$654 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,253 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,980
#135 Montclair State University

Upper Montclair, NJ

$543 per credit (in-state, full-time); $837 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,905
#18 University of Southern California (Rossier)

Los Angeles, CA

$1,536 per credit (full-time) 1,886
#105 Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

$7,902 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,996 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,874
#98 Kent State University

Kent, OH

$8,550 per year (in-state, full-time); $14,706 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,855
#98 University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

$357 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,182 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,854
#70 Old Dominion University (Darden)

Norfolk, VA

$412 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,048 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,764
#20 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

$15,008 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,990 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,756
Rank Not Published American International College

Springfield, MA

$419 per credit (full-time) 1,738
#86 University of North Carolina—​Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

$4,008 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,295 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,686
#135 Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

$6,772 per year (in-state, full-time); $12,732 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,672
#33 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$7,700 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,000 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,648
#112 Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

$497 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,052 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,614
#116 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$554 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,200 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,586

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