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2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

There are about 136,181 students enrolled in Elementary Education and Teaching in the USA.

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popularity

Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

40,864

Vs. National Avg.

158%

popularity Rank

#33

cost

Somewhat Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$25K

Vs. National Avg.

1%

cost Rank

#251

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$39K

Vs. National Avg.

-2%

salary Rank

#293

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-6%

professors Rank

#330

students

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

students Rank

#267

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&nbspand 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&nbspappears 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&nbspcolleges that might put the price tag of Boston College&nbspinto 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&nbspoverall. 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&nbspand 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&nbspand 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.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA | www.bc.edu/

26%

Acceptance

16,502

Students

#32

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC | www.unc.edu/

25%

Acceptance

32,160

Students

#69

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Boston University

Boston, MA | www.bu.edu/

20%

Acceptance

42,047

Students

#35

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

New York University

New York, NY | www.nyu.edu/

21%

Acceptance

58,361

Students

#23

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT | www.middlebury.edu/

22%

Acceptance

4,616

Students

#54

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC | www.wfu.edu/

32%

Acceptance

9,266

Students

#60

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL | www.miami.edu/

33%

Acceptance

19,971

Students

#73

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN | https://www.purdue.edu/

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL | https://www.fsu.edu/

32%

Acceptance

47,836

Students

#138

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA |

0%

Acceptance

0

Students

#0

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL | www.illinois.edu/

63%

Acceptance

57,324

Students

#125

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA | https://www.wm.edu/

42%

Acceptance

9,785

Students

#87

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Clemson University

Clemson, SC | www.clemson.edu/

62%

Acceptance

28,933

Students

#153

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC | www.ncsu.edu/

46%

Acceptance

40,537

Students

#136

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL | www.usf.edu/

49%

Acceptance

60,343

Students

#220

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Elementary Education and Teaching

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

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