Best Colleges with Education Degrees in the U.S.

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The children really are our future. Do you have what it takes to mold the minds of tomorrow? Education is more than just teaching. Being an educator means supporting children, teaching critical thinking and life skills, empowering students to find their own path, managing classrooms, finding creative ways to relay information and much more. An education curriculum is as diverse as the students and subjects you’ll be teaching.

A bachelor’s degree in education can take you down a variety of career paths: preschool, primary, secondary, special education, or postsecondary education. Or maybe earning your undergraduate degree is the first step towards earning your admin credentials and becoming a school administrator. Or if you prefer to stay out of the classroom, you can work as a tutor or librarian or earn your master’s degree to become an instructional coordinator. Like your students’ futures, the possibilities are endless.

The Best Education Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Walden University Minneapolis, MN

Walden University offers 4 Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 1,818 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 1,392 Master's degrees, 317 Doctoral degrees, 79 Certificates degrees, and 30 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
2 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
3 Concordia University-Texas Austin, TX

Concordia University-Texas offers 1 Education Degree program. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 445 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 445 Master's degrees.

4 Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Harvard University offers 4 Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 398 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 321 Master's degrees, 65 Doctoral degrees, and 12 Certificates degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
5 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
6 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.

7 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
8 Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH

Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 2 Education Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 375 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 317 Master's degrees, and 58 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 164 Reviews
9 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
10 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL

Nova Southeastern University offers 4 Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 375 students graduated in the study area of Education with students earning 322 Doctoral degrees, 41 Certificates degrees, 12 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews

List of Education Schools in the U.S.

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  • Associate's
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  • Doctoral
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Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Walden University Walden University Minneapolis, MN
3/5
45 : 1 52,799
Ashford University Ashford University San Diego, CA
3/5
37 : 1 42,452
Concordia University-Texas Concordia University-Texas Austin, TX
5/5
20 : 1 2,559
Harvard University Harvard University Cambridge, MA
5/5
14 : 1 29,652
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
Ohio State University-Main Campus Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH
3/5
15 : 1 58,663
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
Nova Southeastern University Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
5/5
22 : 1 23,236
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
Northcentral University Northcentral University Prescott Valley, AZ 54 : 1 11,029
University of Saint Joseph University of Saint Joseph West Hartford, CT
5/5
13 : 1 2,553
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186
James Madison University James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
3/5
19 : 1 21,227
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
12 : 1 24,876
Notre Dame of Maryland University Notre Dame of Maryland University Baltimore, MD
5/5
17 : 1 2,612
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
4/5
7 : 1 28,649
University of California-Irvine University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
17 : 1 30,836
University of Virginia-Main Campus University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
11 : 1 23,883
University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
3/5
24 : 1 23,497
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
3/5
14 : 1 50,678
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona, MN
5/5
29 : 1 5,931
Lesley University Lesley University Cambridge, MA
5/5
17 : 1 5,067
Grand Valley State University Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
3/5
20 : 1 25,325

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Getting an Education Degree Online

Schools offering online Education degrees

Online Education degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 1,501 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
Walden University 79 0 30 1392 0
Ashford University 0 0 341 1107 0
National University 0 0 0 874 0
Western Governors University 0 0 624 8 0
Azusa Pacific University 21 0 0 596 0
How many schools offer online Education degrees?
  • 30 Certificates
  • 16 Associate's
  • 20 Bachelor's
  • 117 Master's

What degrees do people get in Education?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 181 Colleges 1,988 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 280 Colleges 4,566 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 157 Colleges 1,568 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 95 Colleges 2,118 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 440 Colleges 19,858 Graduates

Education Degree Overview

When it comes to choosing a Education degree, there are many possibilities for a traditional degree as well as higher education selections. Earning a degree in Education may take more time than just your traditional degree as it is prevalent to get advanced degrees alongside the traditional. The most typical Education degree earned was a master's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Education degree that people receive is a bachelor's degree. While a master's degree is the likely degree choice, getting a bachelor's degree degree isn't out of the question. Although a certificate is offered at some schools, getting a certificate is not very common. Finding the right Education degree for you not only requires the flexibility of your time and schedule but also a look into the schools the offer the degree as well as what options are available to you once you earn your degree.

Average cost of college for a Education degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$3,946 Public In-State
$9,995 Private In-State
$7,674 Public Out-of-State
$9,995 Private Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$8,669 Public In-State
$28,559 Private In-State
$20,901 Public Out-of-State
$28,577 Private Out-of-State

Search Education Program Courses

  • Program Descriptions
    • Ed.D. in Leadership and Management
    • M.S. in TESOL
    • M.S. in Instructional Technology
  • 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
    • Master of Education in Early Childhood
    • Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies - Early Childhood Education Track
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