Best Education and Liberal Arts colleges in New York City

Why a degree in education and liberal arts?

Working with children roughly 200 days a year with summers and holidays off doesn’t sound half bad. Now add that you have a chance to make a difference, and it becomes an ideal job.

What education and liberal arts degree options exist?

Teachers have had it rough the past few years, but the job outlook is better than it has been in half a decade. Job satisfaction is reaching a five year high*. Primary and high school teaching jobs are expected to increase by a whopping 12% and 6%*. And lastly, the average salary among public teachers across the country has increased to $56,383*. So why not use your wisdom to impact the next generation?

Yes, there’s a good chance you will buy school supplies with your own money and work with children who don’t pay attention. But, you will also create lasting impressions on other students and have a desk filled with handmade gifts and apples. You probably won’t love every single minute, but you will probably go home at night loving that you’ve made a difference.

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*NCES, http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d13/tables/dt13_211.60.asp
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/middle-school-teachers.htm
*NCES schools and staffing survey

Best Education and Liberal Arts colleges in New York City for 2021

New York University
New York, NY

New York University offers 127 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 2,293 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 1,274 Master's degrees, 907 Bachelor's degrees, 77 Doctoral degrees, 20 Certificates, and 15 Associate's degrees.

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Columbia University in the City of New York offers 81 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 944 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 512 Master's degrees, 341 Bachelor's degrees, and 91 Doctoral degrees.

CUNY Hunter College
New York, NY

CUNY Hunter College offers 133 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,821 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 1,173 Master's degrees, 496 Bachelor's degrees, and 152 Certificates.

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Teachers College at Columbia University offers 86 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,381 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 1,187 Master's degrees, 154 Doctoral degrees, and 40 Certificates.

Touro College
New York, NY

Touro College offers 58 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,440 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 988 Master's degrees, 286 Associate's degrees, 113 Certificates, and 53 Bachelor's degrees.

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College offers 5 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 1,400 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 1,400 Associate's degrees.

The New School
New York, NY

The New School offers 11 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 438 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 279 Master's degrees, and 159 Bachelor's degrees.

Bank Street College of Education offers 12 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 266 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 236 Master's degrees, and 30 Certificates.

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College offers 24 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 160 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 89 Master's degrees, and 71 Bachelor's degrees.

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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers 2 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 82 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 82 Bachelor's degrees.

List of all Education and Liberal Arts colleges in New York City

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
New York University Logo New York University New York, NY
5/5
17 : 1 52,885
Columbia University in the City of New York Logo Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
19 : 1 31,456
CUNY Hunter College Logo CUNY Hunter College New York, NY
2/5
37 : 1 23,193
Relay Graduate School of Education Logo Relay Graduate School of Education New York, NY   28 : 1 4,276
Teachers College at Columbia University Logo Teachers College at Columbia University New York, NY   20 : 1 4,489
Touro College Logo Touro College New York, NY
4/5
27 : 1 11,631
CUNY City College Logo CUNY City College New York, NY
2/5
31 : 1 15,816
Pace University Logo Pace University New York, NY
5/5
27 : 1 13,395
CUNY Graduate School and University Center Logo CUNY Graduate School and University Center New York, NY
2/5
36 : 1 8,503
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Logo CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
2/5
46 : 1 25,500
The New School Logo The New School New York, NY
5/5
24 : 1 10,432
Barnard College Logo Barnard College New York, NY
5/5
10 : 1 2,631
Boricua College Logo Boricua College New York, NY
3/5
19 : 1 753
Yeshiva University Logo Yeshiva University New York, NY
5/5
16 : 1 5,357
Bank Street College of Education Logo Bank Street College of Education New York, NY   25 : 1 717
York College of Pennsylvania Logo York College of Pennsylvania York, PA
4/5
24 : 1 4,307
Sotheby's Institute of Art-NY Logo Sotheby's Institute of Art-NY New York, NY   16 : 1 142
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College Logo CUNY Bernard M Baruch College New York, NY
2/5
38 : 1 18,679
York College Logo York College York, NE
4/5
19 : 1 507
Christie's Education Logo Christie's Education New York, NY   14 : 1 83

Top schools offering Education and Liberal Arts degrees in New York City