Best Education Colleges in California

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Education degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 71 Education schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Education Colleges in California for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Ashford University San Diego, CA

Ashford University offers 3 Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 1,457 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 1,107 Master's degrees, and 350 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
2 National University La Jolla, CA

National University offers 3 Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 874 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 874 Master's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
3 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA

Azusa Pacific University offers 5 Education Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 640 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 596 Master's degrees, 23 Doctoral degrees, and 21 Certificates degrees.

4 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 2 Education Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 265 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 217 Master's degrees, and 48 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
5 Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University offers 2 Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 133 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 92 Master's degrees, and 41 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
6 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 3 Education Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 181 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 82 Master's degrees, 73 Certificates degrees, and 26 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
7 University of California-Davis Davis, CA

University of California-Davis offers 2 Education Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 284 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 154 Certificates degrees, and 130 Master's degrees.

Based on 92 Reviews
8 University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA

University of California-Irvine offers 4 Education Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 187 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 117 Bachelor's degrees, 57 Certificates degrees, 9 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
9 University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA

University of California-Santa Barbara offers 3 Education Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 188 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 91 Master's degrees, 80 Certificates degrees, and 17 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
10 California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA

California State University-Fullerton offers 1 Education Degree program. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 250 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 250 Master's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews

List of all Education Colleges in California

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Ashford University Ashford University San Diego, CA
3/5
37 : 1 42,452
National University National University La Jolla, CA
3/5
30 : 1 17,488
Azusa Pacific University Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
5/5
14 : 1 9,975
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186
University of California-Irvine University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
17 : 1 30,836
University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
3/5
24 : 1 23,497
California State University-Fullerton California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA
2/5
30 : 1 38,948
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
University of San Francisco University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
5/5
15 : 1 10,797
San Jose State University San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
31 : 1 32,773
University of California-San Diego University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA
3/5
15 : 1 32,906
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Point Loma Nazarene University Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
5/5
18 : 1 3,663
Chapman University Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,305
California State University-Fresno California State University-Fresno Fresno, CA
2/5
27 : 1 24,136
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
5/5
16 : 1 7,632
California Baptist University California Baptist University Riverside, CA
5/5
22 : 1 8,541
San Francisco State University San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
2/5
28 : 1 30,256
University of California-Riverside University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA
3/5
24 : 1 21,385
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
3/5
23 : 1 20,944
University of San Diego University of San Diego San Diego, CA
5/5
15 : 1 8,251
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446

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  • Program Descriptions
    • MS - Teaching and Learning
  • Program Descriptions
    • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Higher Education
    • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Educational Administration
    • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Teacher Leadership
    • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Transformational Leadership
    • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Adolescent Literacy
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - English Language Development
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - ESOL (K-Adult)
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Career & Technical Education Leadership
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Common Core State Standards Instructional Leader
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - eLearning/Technology Education
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Environmental Education
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Equity, Ethics, and Justice
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Leadership
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Mathematics
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Methods and Curriculum
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Reading
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Science
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Social Studies
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Teacher Leadership
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - The Inclusive Classroom (Special Education)
    • M.Ed. in Special Education
    • M.Ed. in Special Education OR/WA Endorsement (Early Childhood/Elementary)
    • M.Ed. in Special Education OR/WA Endorsement (Middle Level/High School)
    • Ed.D. in Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation
  • Program Descriptions
    • EdD in Leadership for Change (Online + Face-to-Face)
    • PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development (Online + Face-to-Face)
    • MAEd in Digital Teaching and Learning
  • Program Descriptions
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with Curriculum Supervisor Certification
    • M.Ed. in Literacy with Reading Specialist and ESL Emphasis
    • M.Ed. in Literacy with Reading Specialist Emphasis
    • M.Ed. in TESOL
    • M.S. in Athletics Administration: High School Athletics Administration
    • M.S. in Athletics Administration: College Athletics Administration
    • M.S. in Athletics Administration: Dual Concentration

Additional Education Degree Facts for California Schools

California Schools offering online Education degrees

Online Education degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 1,448 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Education degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Ashford University 0 0 341 1107 0
National University 0 0 0 874 0
Azusa Pacific University 21 0 0 596 0
California State University-Fullerton 0 0 0 250 0
San Diego State University 0 0 0 141 0
How many California schools offer online Education degrees?
  • 3 Certificates
  • 2 Associate's
  • 2 Bachelor's
  • 14 Master's

What Education degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 6 Colleges 36 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 11 Colleges 570 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 13 Colleges 426 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 12 Colleges 232 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 63 Colleges 6,176 Graduates
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