Education Policy

Ranked in 2014, part of Best Education Schools

Education policy programs examine educational theory, research and leadership principles in K-12 schools as well as colleges and universities. These are the top schools for graduate programs in education policy.

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Rankings Overall Education School Program Data
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)
#3 Vanderbilt University (Peabody)

Nashville, TN

$1,747 per credit (full-time) 873
#3 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
#7 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$43,856 per year (full-time) 1,051
#6 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
#10 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
#8 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 341
#5 Teachers College, Columbia University

New York, NY

$1,344 per credit (full-time) 4,969
#1 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$42,690 per year (full-time) 387
#9 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
#10 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

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

Cambridge, MA

$40,106 per year (full-time) 855