Best Colleges for Education

88,927

Graduates Per Year

$46K

Average Salary

#6

Most Popular Major

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TOP

10

Degree Stats

Popular

88,927

13% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

1,389

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

5

Psychology

123,980

6

Education

88,927

7

Biology

82,869

Most Widely Offered Degrees

35

/

1.852

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Better

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Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

publicnon public54%54%

Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Southeast

University of Central Florida

By State

California

California State University-Fullerton

By Conference

Southeastern Conference

The University of Alabama

By School

Arizona Western College

INTRODUCTION

If you think life as an education consultant, professor, or education systems consultant sounds interesting, then a degree in education may just be for you. You could even become the best middle school teacher ever!

POPULARITY

Education is the 6th most popular degree in America, with 88,927 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #7 Biology, and narrowly lost to #5 Psychology.

The degree is offered at a total of 1,389 colleges across the nation, and is the 5th most widely offered degree. Given that education is offered at 49% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America, you can be sure this is a critical degree and the skillsets acquired are likely to last for a long time.

It is also worth noting that 54% of colleges offering education are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The southeast produces the most education graduates, largely led by University of Central Florida, while it’s the Southeastern Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from California State University-Fullerton and California State University-Sacramento.

All that being said, no individual school produces more education graduates than Arizona Western College, which graduated 2853 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study education). More students studied education as a percentage of total students at Turtle Mountain Community College than any other college.

Good luck finding the right college for you. We hope you enjoy Authority's 2022 official Best Colleges for Education list. Some of our picks may surprise you!

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Harvard University

#1 Best Colleges for Education

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Cambridge, MA

www.harvard.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

41,987

Students

# 3

Ranking

$47,730

Tuition

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Duke University

#2 Best Colleges for Education

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Durham, NC

WWW.DUKE.EDU

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Rating

8%

Acceptance

18,159

Students

# 6

Ranking

$55,880

Tuition

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Martin Luther College

#3 Best Colleges for Education

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New Ulm, MN

www.mlc-wels.edu

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Rating

84%

Acceptance

1,509

Students

# 363

Ranking

$15,870

Tuition

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Vanderbilt University

#4 Best Colleges for Education

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Nashville, TN

www.vanderbilt.edu

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Rating

9%

Acceptance

13,634

Students

# 17

Ranking

$50,800

Tuition

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Columbia University in the City of New York

#5 Best Colleges for Education

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New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

# 9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

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Colgate University

#6 Best Colleges for Education

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Hamilton, NY

www.colgate.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

3,110

Students

# 39

Ranking

$57,695

Tuition

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Brown University

#7 Best Colleges for Education

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Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

# 12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

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Washington University in St Louis

#8 Best Colleges for Education

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Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

# 15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

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New York University

#9 Best Colleges for Education

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New York, NY

www.nyu.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

58,091

Students

# 25

Ranking

$50,684

Tuition

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Northwestern University

#10 Best Colleges for Education

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Evanston, IL

www.northwestern.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

25,614

Students

# 18

Ranking

$56,232

Tuition

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Boston University

#11 Best Colleges for Education

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Boston, MA

www.bu.edu

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

42,779

Students

# 34

Ranking

$54,720

Tuition

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Swarthmore College

#12 Best Colleges for Education

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Swarthmore, PA

www.swarthmore.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

1,660

Students

# 27

Ranking

$54,256

Tuition

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University of California-Los Angeles

#13 Best Colleges for Education

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Los Angeles, CA

www.ucla.edu/

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

47,103

Students

# 1

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

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University of Central Florida

#14 Best Colleges for Education

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Orlando, FL

www.ucf.edu/

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Rating

44%

Acceptance

80,378

Students

# 52

Ranking

$19,810

Tuition

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Boston College

#15 Best Colleges for Education

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Chestnut Hill, MA

www.bc.edu

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

15,981

Students

# 38

Ranking

$56,780

Tuition

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The College of New Jersey

#16 Best Colleges for Education

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Ewing, NJ

https://www.tcnj.edu

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Rating

49%

Acceptance

8,825

Students

# 42

Ranking

$25,217

Tuition

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Colby College

#17 Best Colleges for Education

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Waterville, ME

www.colby.edu

A+

Rating

10%

Acceptance

2,150

Students

# 32

Ranking

$54,870

Tuition

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Mount Holyoke College

#18 Best Colleges for Education

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South Hadley, MA

https://www.mtholyoke.edu

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Rating

38%

Acceptance

2,610

Students

# 88

Ranking

$52,040

Tuition

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Bowdoin College

#19 Best Colleges for Education

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Brunswick, ME

https://www.bowdoin.edu/

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

1,969

Students

# 33

Ranking

$55,822

Tuition

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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#20 Best Colleges for Education

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Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

# 2

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

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University of Rochester

#21 Best Colleges for Education

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Rochester, NY

https://www.rochester.edu

A+

Rating

30%

Acceptance

13,269

Students

# 47

Ranking

$55,040

Tuition

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Saint Joseph's University

#22 Best Colleges for Education

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Philadelphia, PA

https://www.sju.edu

A

Rating

75%

Acceptance

8,805

Students

# 145

Ranking

$46,350

Tuition

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University of Florida

#23 Best Colleges for Education

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Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

# 8

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

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University of Georgia

#24 Best Colleges for Education

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Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

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Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

# 24

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

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Bucknell University

#25 Best Colleges for Education

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Lewisburg, PA

www.bucknell.edu

A+

Rating

34%

Acceptance

3,842

Students

# 61

Ranking

$57,882

Tuition