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2022 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

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29,618

Graduates Per Year

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$43K

Average Salary

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#21

Most Popular Major

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TOP

25

Popularity

Very Popular

29,618

381% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

951

395% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

20

Sociology

29,920

21

Elementary Education and Teaching

29,618

22

History

25,943

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$36,788

15% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

119

Music Teacher Education

$36,886

120

Elementary Education and Teaching

$36,788

121

Marketing

$36,769

Salary

Average Salary

$34,363

11% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

210

Preschool Education and Teaching

$34,363

211

Elementary Education and Teaching

$34,363

212

Early Childhood Education and Teaching

$34,363

Professors

Average

4.1/5

2.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

153

Science, Technology and Society

154

Elementary Education and Teaching

155

European Studies

Students

Not Diverse

2.7/5

26% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

362

Art Therapy

363

Elementary Education and Teaching

364

Music Therapy

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Elementary Education and Teaching is a valuable choice and generally a critical first step for pupils choosing to pursue a career as a kindergarten teacher, an elementary school librarian, or an elementary school principal. In fact, elementary education and teaching is a surprisingly popular degree choice, being the 21st most popular degree. Last year, there were 29,618 elementary education and teaching graduates. In-state tuition for elementary education and teaching at private colleges is, on average, 3.6 times more expensive than their public peers.

With a staggering 951 colleges offering elementary education and teaching odds are that any universities you are considering will have a degree program for you. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other elementary education and teaching undergraduates, consider looking at schools in Utah which have more students admitted to elementary education and teaching than any other state. Zooming out, the best region to study elementary education and teaching is in the Southeast region with University of Central Florida, East Carolina University, and Liberty University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to major in elementary education and teaching is the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association with Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, and University of Nebraska at Kearney representing the conference. From our list of the best colleges, our selection for the best college for elementary education and teaching is Vanderbilt University.

The objectively 'best' school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There might be lots of facets to think about when choosing ​university. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely change your choice of which college to attend. At Authority, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which elementary education and teaching university boasts the top college campus, the answer is New York University. If you are primarily interested in which school has the finest campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more in order to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life and our pick for the college with the best student life for elementary education and teaching is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Are you curious why? Keep reading to find out more about our top selections. Many of our picks just might shock you.

If price is a primary influence in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Boston College. Boston College appears to be our most expensive university for elementary education and teaching, at least for out of state students. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive colleges that might put the price tag of Boston College into perspective. You may also want to know that elementary education and teaching is the 120th most expensive major in the United States, with an average associated cost of $36,800. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for elementary education and teaching on our list is District of Columbia with costs at the main three institutions American University, The Catholic University of America, and Howard University of $49,070, $46,950, and $46,950 respectively. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for elementary education and teaching is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with New York University with a cost of $50,684, Skidmore College with a cost of $55,136, and Drexel University with a cost of $52,146.

Our cheapest region for elementary education and teaching is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and Western Governors University with a cost of $6,380. On the bright side, the most affordable college for elementary education and teaching is Martin Luther College. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state learners can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $8,800 for a degree in elementary education and teaching. That cost swells intensely to an average of $19,600 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our choice for the college constituting the best value for elementary education and teaching: Vanderbilt University. On this page you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges we see as being the best value overall. With that said, this discussion is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for elementary education and teaching majors vary a lot, but two years after finishing the degree graduates will typically make in the neighborhood of $42,900. While there is much variation in salary; top positions can bring in up to $73,300. Even right out of school, the lowest end jobs within the elementary education and teaching field make $25,100, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads from elementary education and teaching come from Boston College and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of elementary education and teaching falls subpar, ranking within only the 8th percentile of all programs. The school with the highest composite diversity for elementary education and teaching is New York University and here you can find our general list for the colleges with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Elementary Education and Teaching major stands only in the 29th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 12th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest proportion at 78% of those majoring in elementary education and teaching. Additionally, 93% of students seeking an elementary education and teaching major are women.

The median score of elementary education and teaching professors is 4.1 stars, a rating that is 2% better than the median score for all majors; this is a good ranking. If you want the most popular elementary education and teaching instructor in the country, take a look at Robert Castano from Orange Coast College. This might come as a shock, but the best rated instructors for elementary education and teaching according to students are at Orange Coast College. If we including data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the school with comprehensively the best instructors for elementary education and teaching is New York University. One can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for elementary education and teaching is Vanderbilt University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a detailed list for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, we hope you believe that looking at academics through a lens mainly formed from superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental problems. We at Authority encourage you to read our other pages on individual topics and peruse some of our helpful background pages on beneficial things to consider as your college search develops.

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New York University

#1 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

New York University is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 25th in America. It has a total of 29,902 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.2% of applicants. New York University offers 564 different majors and is best known for its Drama, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and Management Information Systems programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $50,684 per year, New York University is exceptionally expensive. 73.93% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $61,900 per year, which is 49% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.nyu.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

58,091

Students

#25

Ranking

$50,684

Tuition

Vanderbilt University

#2 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Vanderbilt University is a large private university located in Nashville, TN ranked 17th in America. It has a total of 6,974 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 9.12% acceptance rate. Vanderbilt University offers 245 different majors and is best known for its Teacher Education and Professional Development, Secondary Education and Teaching, and Social Sciences programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,800 per year, Vanderbilt University is exceptionally high-priced. 86.73% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $69,000 per year, which is 66% greater than the national median.

Nashville, TN

www.vanderbilt.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

13,634

Students

#17

Ranking

$50,800

Tuition

Boston University

#3 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Boston University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 35th in the US. It has a total of 23,235 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting about one in five applicants. Boston University offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology, Athletic Training, and Archeology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,720 per year, Boston University is extremely high-priced. 77.85% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $65,300 per year, which is 57% above the national median.

Boston, MA

www.bu.edu

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

42,779

Students

#35

Ranking

$54,720

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#4 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

Boston College

#5 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Boston College is a large private university located in Chestnut Hill, MA ranked 40th in the United States. It has a total of 10,369 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 27.22% of applicants. Boston College offers 176 different majors and is best known for its Applied Psychology, Operations Management and Supervision, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,780 per year, Boston College is extremely costly. 89.53% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $72,500 per year, which is 75% above the national median.

Chestnut Hill, MA

www.bc.edu

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

15,981

Students

#40

Ranking

$56,780

Tuition

The University of Alabama

#6 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

The University of Alabama is a very large public university located in Tuscaloosa, AL ranked 4th in Alabama. It has a total of 36,045 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 82.68% acceptance rate. The University of Alabama offers 214 different majors and is best known for its Managerial Economics, Human Sciences, and Marketing programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,780 for students from Alabama and $30,250 for those from out-of-state, The University of Alabama is somewhat moderately expensive. 57.21% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $44,500 per year, which is 7% above the national median.

Tuscaloosa, AL

www.ua.edu/

B

Rating

83%

Acceptance

42,432

Students

#510

Ranking

$30,250

Tuition

University of Florida

#7 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

Wake Forest University

#8 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Wake Forest University is a mid-sized private university located in Winston-Salem, NC ranked 62nd in the United States. It has a total of 5,399 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting nearly two out of seven applicants. Wake Forest University offers 100 different majors and is best known for its French Studies, General Studies, and Elementary Education and Teaching programs (nationally ranked 1st, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,430 per year, Wake Forest University is exceptionally expensive. 85.68% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in approximately $63,800 per year, which is 54% above the national median.

Winston-Salem, NC

www.wfu.edu

A+

Rating

30%

Acceptance

9,032

Students

#62

Ranking

$54,430

Tuition

University of Miami

#9 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Miami is a large private university located in Coral Gables, FL ranked 59th in the United States. It has a total of 12,351 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 27.13% acceptance rate. University of Miami offers 309 different majors and is best known for its Information Technology Administration and Management, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, and Broadcast Journalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,400 per year, University of Miami is exceptionally costly. 74.98% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn about $60,100 per year, which is 45% above the national median.

Coral Gables, FL

www.miami.edu/

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

19,618

Students

#59

Ranking

$50,400

Tuition

University of Central Florida

#10 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Central Florida is a very large public university located in Orlando, FL ranked 195th in the nation. It has a total of 68,412 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 44.36% acceptance rate. University of Central Florida offers 195 different majors and is best known for its Hospitality Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Physical Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,478 for in-state students and $19,810 for those from out-of-state, University of Central Florida is moderately priced. 66.14% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $45,400 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.

Orlando, FL

www.ucf.edu/

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

80,378

Students

#195

Ranking

$19,810

Tuition

Skidmore College

#11 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Skidmore College is a small private liberal arts college located in Saratoga Springs, NY ranked 88th in the US. It has a total of 2,817 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 30.05% of applicants. Skidmore College offers 41 different majors and is best known for its Music History, Literature, and Theory, Business, and Elementary Education and Teaching programs (nationally ranked 1st, 11th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,136 per year, Skidmore College is extremely pricey. 79.86% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate approximately $49,700 per year, which is 20% over the national median.

Saratoga Springs, NY

www.skidmore.edu/

A+

Rating

30%

Acceptance

2,820

Students

#88

Ranking

$55,136

Tuition

University of Maryland-College Park

#12 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Maryland-College Park is a very large public university located in College Park, MD ranked 100th in America. It has a total of 33,022 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.18% of applicants. University of Maryland-College Park offers 432 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Family and Community Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,824 for students from Maryland and $34,936 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland-College Park is somewhat moderately pricey. 75.08% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $62,900 per year, which is 51% greater than the national median.

College Park, MD

www.umd.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

44,486

Students

#100

Ranking

$34,936

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#13 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a very large public university located in Madison, WI ranked 106th in the nation. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.41% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 492 different majors and is best known for its Spanish Language and Literature, Genetics, and French Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather pricey. 81.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $56,200 per year, which is 35% greater than the national median.

Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

#106

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

The College of New Jersey

#14 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

The College of New Jersey is a mid-sized public college located in Ewing, NJ ranked 166th in America. It has a total of 7,418 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 49.28% acceptance rate. The College of New Jersey offers 83 different majors and is best known for its Multimedia Art, Technology Teacher Education, and Art Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,239 for students from New Jersey and $25,217 for those from out-of-state, The College of New Jersey is reasonably expensive. 80.47% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home roughly $58,500 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Ewing, NJ

https://www.tcnj.edu

A

Rating

49%

Acceptance

8,825

Students

#166

Ranking

$25,217

Tuition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#15 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a very large public university located in Champaign, IL ranked 117th in the US. It has a total of 35,883 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three out of every five applicants. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 372 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering, Food Science, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,036 for in-state students and $29,178 for those from out-of-state, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is reasonably costly. 80.23% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw about $61,500 per year, which is 48% greater than the national median.

Champaign, IL

www.illinois.edu/

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

54,985

Students

#117

Ranking

$29,178

Tuition

American University

#16 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

American University is a large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 107th in the nation. It has a total of 9,034 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 36.08% of applicants. American University offers 199 different majors and is best known for its International Relations and Affairs, Recording Arts Technology, and Musical Theatre programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,070 per year, American University is exceptionally pricey. 75.84% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home near $61,000 per year, which is 47% above the national median.

Washington, DC

WWW.AMERICAN.EDU

A

Rating

36%

Acceptance

16,079

Students

#107

Ranking

$49,070

Tuition

Martin Luther College

#17 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Martin Luther College is a very small private teachers college located in New Ulm, MN ranked 12th in Minnesota. It has a total of 1,374 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 83.83% of applicants. Martin Luther College offers 26 different majors and is best known for its Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,870 per year, Martin Luther College is reasonably priced. 68.38% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in close to $37,300 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

New Ulm, MN

www.mlc-wels.edu

B

Rating

84%

Acceptance

1,509

Students

#527

Ranking

$15,870

Tuition

Ball State University

#18 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Ball State University is a very large public university located in Muncie, IN ranked 20th in Indiana. It has a total of 17,845 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.71% of applicants. Ball State University offers 316 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Pre-Dentistry Studies, and Pre-Law Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,358 for students from Indiana and $26,138 for those from out-of-state, Ball State University is somewhat moderately pricey. 57.65% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate approximately $41,100 per year, which is 1% under the national median.

Muncie, IN

www.bsu.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

25,199

Students

#795

Ranking

$26,138

Tuition

University of Delaware

#19 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Delaware is a very large public university located in Newark, DE ranked 159th in the US. It has a total of 21,190 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.36% of applicants. University of Delaware offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Educational Administration and Supervision, Pre-Veterinary Studies, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,730 for in-state students and $34,160 for those from out-of-state, University of Delaware is somewhat moderately costly. 78.43% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw roughly $57,000 per year, which is 37% above the national median.

Newark, DE

www.udel.edu/

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

25,885

Students

#159

Ranking

$34,160

Tuition

Purdue University-Main Campus

#20 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#21 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a very large public university located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 137th in the United States. It has a total of 43,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.74% of applicants. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 520 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Developmental and Child Psychology, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $13,318 for students from Minnesota and $31,616 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is reasonably costly. 73.11% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

#137

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#22 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a very large public university located in Raleigh, NC ranked 134th in the nation. It has a total of 28,147 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 45.13% of applicants. North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 294 different majors and is best known for its Animal Sciences, Forestry, and Botany programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,535 for students from North Carolina and $26,654 for those from out-of-state, North Carolina State University at Raleigh is somewhat moderately high-priced. 73.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $52,500 per year, which is 26% over the national median.

Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

#134

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

University of Connecticut

#23 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Connecticut is a very large public university located in Storrs, CT ranked 130th in America. It has a total of 20,479 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.42% of applicants. University of Connecticut offers 376 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Actuarial Science, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,798 for in-state students and $36,466 for those from out-of-state, University of Connecticut is quite costly. 72.61% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn around $58,400 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Storrs, CT

uconn.edu/

A

Rating

49%

Acceptance

29,683

Students

#130

Ranking

$36,466

Tuition

Baylor University

#24 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Baylor University is a large private university located in Waco, TX ranked 140th in the nation. It has a total of 14,751 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.33% acceptance rate. Baylor University offers 209 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Entrepreneurship, and Management Information Systems programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $42,842 per year, Baylor University is rather expensive. 71.81% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home near $51,600 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Waco, TX

www.baylor.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

18,956

Students

#140

Ranking

$42,842

Tuition

University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee

#25 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee is a small public university located in Sarasota, FL ranked 182nd in the United States. It has a total of 2,314 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 23.61% acceptance rate. University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee offers 27 different majors and is best known for its Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, Hospitality Management, and Communication Sciences and Disorders programs (nationally ranked 5th, 13th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,206 for in-state students and $15,120 for those from out-of-state, University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee is moderately priced. 65.22% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn near $43,500 per year, which is 5% above the national median.

Sarasota, FL

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Rating

24%

Acceptance

2,505

Students

#182

Ranking

$15,120

Tuition