2022 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

2,184

Graduates Per Year

$46K

Average Salary

#144

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

2,184

65% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

291

52% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

143

Foreign Languages and Literatures

2,228

144

Middle School Education and Teaching

2,184

145

Biological and Physical Sciences

2,177

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$27,822

13% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

241

Health and Fitness

$27,874

242

Middle School Education and Teaching

$27,822

243

Digital Arts

$27,785

Salary

Average Salary

$34,363

11% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

206

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services

$34,420

207

Middle School Education and Teaching

$34,363

208

Secondary Education and Teaching

$34,363

Professors

Students

Not Diverse

2.6/5

28.77% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

374

Russian Studies

375

Middle School Education and Teaching

376

Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Middle School Education and Teaching is not only a valuable choice, but frequently a requisite first step for undergrads intending to enter a career as a middle school teacher, a music teacher, or a guidance counselor. In fact, middle school education and teaching is an uncommon degree coming in at the 144th most popular area of study. Last academic year, there were 2,184 middle school education and teaching degrees conferred. In-state tuition for middle school education and teaching at private universities is, on average, 3.1 times more costly than their public peers.

There are 291 institutions which offer middle school education and teaching. 291 institutions is on par with other degrees offered in the United States. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other middle school education and teaching majors, consider looking at schools in Ohio which have more students admitted to middle school education and teaching than any other state. More generally, the top region to pursue middle school education and teaching is in the Southeast region with Western Carolina University, University of Memphis, and University of North Georgia best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to major in middle school education and teaching is the Mid-American Conference with Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, Kent State University at Kent, and Miami University-Oxford representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best school for middle school education and teaching is University of Maryland-College Park. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The overall 'best' school is not necessarily the 'best' school for every student. There might be a bunch of angels to weigh when choosing institution. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might impact your inclinations on where to go to school. At Authority, we examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which middle school education and teaching university boasts the top campus, the answer is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If, for example, you are very interested in which school has the top campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more in order to compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the universities with the best student life here and, from that list, our pick of the college with the best student life for middle school education and teaching is University of Maryland-College Park. Curious why? Continue reading to learn more about our top selections. Some of our conclusions just might shock you.

If expense is a significant factor in your choice of where you attend college, you might consider avoiding University of St Thomas. University of St Thomas appears to be the most expensive college for middle school education and teaching, at least regarding out of state attendance. We have a page for the most expensive universities that might put the cost at University of St Thomas into perspective. Additionally, you may be interested to know that middle school education and teaching is the 242nd most expensive degree in America, with an average expense of $27,800. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for middle school education and teaching in the nation is Minnesota with expenses at the primary institution, University of St Thomas, of $44,780. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the U.S. for middle school education and teaching is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for middle school education and teaching is the Plains region which is represented by Northwest Missouri State University with a cost of $10,738, Chadron State College with a cost of $5,110, and Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies with a cost of $6,070. On the bright side, the most affordable university for middle school education and teaching is College of Charleston. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state students can expect to pay about $9,800 for a degree in middle school education and teaching. The cost swells dramatically to a median of $21,000 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our selection for the school constituting the best value for middle school education and teaching: University of St Thomas. On this page you will find our comprehensive list about the schools we believe to be the best value overall. Bear in mind, this list is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for middle school education and teaching majors differ widely, but within two-years of graduation graduates will typically make around $45,800. There is much variation in earnings; top positions can rake in up to $66,700. Right out of school, the lowest earning jobs within the middle school education and teaching field make $31,100, which could be worse. The top earning graduates from middle school education and teaching graduated from Duquesne University and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The general diversity of middle school education and teaching ranks pretty bad, coming within only the 5th percentile of all programs. The college with the highest composite diversity for middle school education and teaching is Loyola University Chicago and here you can find our general list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Middle School Education and Teaching major is only within the 91st percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 7th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest proportion, 81%, of those studying middle school education and teaching. Additionally, 77% of undergraduates pursuing a middle school education and teaching degree are women.

We have insufficient professors data for middle school education and teaching to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we including data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the school with the overall best professors for middle school education and teaching is University of Maryland-College Park. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the best examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for middle school education and teaching is University of Maryland-College Park. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have an extensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we do hope you understand that approaching university from context primarily shaped by superlatives might create issues. We encourage you to explore our other pages on different colleges and explore some of our insightful background 'blog posts' on important details to look out for as your school search continues.

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Illinois State University

#1 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

Illinois State University is a very large public university located in Normal, IL ranked 25th in Illinois. It has a total of 19,609 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 81.94% acceptance rate. Illinois State University offers 160 different majors and is best known for its Middle School Education and Teaching, Agriculture, and Biology Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,524 for in-state students and $23,048 for those from out-of-state, Illinois State University is reasonably pricey. 68.3% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in near $47,100 per year, which is 13% greater than the national median.

Normal, IL

illinoisstate.edu/

B-

Rating

82%

Acceptance

22,907

Students

#610

Ranking

$23,048

Tuition

University of Georgia

#2 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

Georgia College & State University

#3 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

Georgia College & State University is a mid-sized public college located in Milledgeville, GA ranked 11th in Georgia. It has a total of 6,673 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 79.59% of applicants. Georgia College & State University offers 82 different majors and is best known for its Middle School Education and Teaching, Rhetoric and Composition, and Music Therapy programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 24th, and 31st respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,504 for students from Georgia and $26,688 for those from out-of-state, Georgia College & State University is reasonably high-priced. 61.95% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in roughly $40,500 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

Milledgeville, GA

www.gcsu.edu/

C+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

8,066

Students

#696

Ranking

$26,688

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#4 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

Miami University-Oxford

#5 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

Miami University-Oxford is a large public university located in Oxford, OH ranked 11th in Ohio. It has a total of 18,631 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 80.39% of applicants. Miami University-Oxford offers 220 different majors and is best known for its Chemistry Teacher Education, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, and Gerontology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,879 for in-state students and $32,905 for those from out-of-state, Miami University-Oxford is somewhat moderately pricey. 48.98% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% above the national median.

Oxford, OH

miamioh.edu

B+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

22,010

Students

#374

Ranking

$32,905

Tuition

Harding University

#6 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

Harding University is a small private college located in Searcy, AR ranked 5th in Arkansas. It has a total of 4,323 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.34% acceptance rate. Harding University offers 129 different majors and is best known for its Middle School Education and Teaching, Bible Studies, and Health Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $20,010 per year, Harding University is moderately priced. 52.69% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn near $40,900 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

Searcy, AR

www.harding.edu

B-

Rating

61%

Acceptance

5,717

Students

#547

Ranking

$20,010

Tuition

University of Northern Iowa

#7 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

University of Northern Iowa is a large public college located in Cedar Falls, IA ranked 17th in Iowa. It has a total of 10,467 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 79.05% acceptance rate. University of Northern Iowa offers 165 different majors and is best known for its Social Science Teacher Education, Teaching English as a Second Language, and Applied Economics programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,665 for in-state students and $19,949 for those from out-of-state, University of Northern Iowa is reasonably priced. 61.09% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to make around $44,600 per year, which is 7% greater than the national median.

Cedar Falls, IA

www.uni.edu

C+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

13,040

Students

#703

Ranking

$19,949

Tuition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#8 Best Colleges for Middle School 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

University of Maryland-College Park

#9 Best Colleges for Middle School 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

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#10 Best Colleges for Middle School 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

Mercer University

#11 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

Mercer University is a mid-sized private college located in Macon, GA ranked 5th in Georgia. It has a total of 5,194 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.22% of applicants. Mercer University offers 130 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Middle School Education and Teaching, and Human Services programs (nationally ranked 8th, 11th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $37,508 per year, Mercer University is rather expensive. 56.89% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $48,200 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Macon, GA

https://www.mercer.edu/

B+

Rating

74%

Acceptance

9,767

Students

#333

Ranking

$37,508

Tuition

Georgia Southern University

#12 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

Georgia Southern University is a very large public college located in Statesboro, GA ranked 13th in Georgia. It has a total of 26,545 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.47% of applicants. Georgia Southern University offers 203 different majors and is best known for its Radiation Therapy, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, and Physical Therapy programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,371 for students from Georgia and $15,426 for those from out-of-state, Georgia Southern University is reasonably priced. 44.77% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to generate near $41,900 per year, which is 1% over the national median.

Statesboro, GA

www.georgiasouthern.edu

C+

Rating

54%

Acceptance

30,628

Students

#706

Ranking

$15,426

Tuition

Temple University

#13 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

Temple University is a very large public university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 253rd in America. It has a total of 31,632 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about three out of every five applicants. Temple University offers 493 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Communication, Recreational Therapy, and Social Studies Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $16,080 for students from Pennsylvania and $28,992 for those from out-of-state, Temple University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 69.66% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in around $50,500 per year, which is 22% over the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.temple.edu

A-

Rating

60%

Acceptance

43,154

Students

#253

Ranking

$28,992

Tuition

University of South Carolina-Columbia

#14 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

University of South Carolina-Columbia is a very large public university located in Columbia, SC ranked 267th in the nation. It has a total of 28,022 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.65% of applicants. University of South Carolina-Columbia offers 300 different majors and is best known for its Retailing and Retail Operations, Non-Profit Management, and Exercise Physiology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,288 for students from South Carolina and $33,528 for those from out-of-state, University of South Carolina-Columbia is reasonably expensive. 65.2% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn about $44,900 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Columbia, SC

www.sc.edu/

A-

Rating

69%

Acceptance

37,510

Students

#267

Ranking

$33,528

Tuition

University of Kentucky

#15 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

University of Kentucky is a very large public university located in Lexington, KY ranked 4th in Kentucky. It has a total of 23,167 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.85% of applicants. University of Kentucky offers 360 different majors and is best known for its Music History, Literature, and Theory, Technical Teacher Education, and Physical Education programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,011 for in-state students and $29,331 for those from out-of-state, University of Kentucky is somewhat moderately pricey. 57.58% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw approximately $45,100 per year, which is 9% over the national median.

Lexington, KY

www.uky.edu

B

Rating

96%

Acceptance

30,981

Students

#515

Ranking

$29,331

Tuition

Appalachian State University

#16 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

Appalachian State University is a large public institution located in Boone, NC ranked 14th in North Carolina. It has a total of 18,575 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.81% of applicants. Appalachian State University offers 142 different majors and is best known for its History Teacher Education, Environmental Control Technologies, and Art Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,242 for in-state students and $19,049 for those from out-of-state, Appalachian State University is moderately priced. 70.11% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in close to $38,800 per year, which is 7% under the national median.

Boone, NC

www.appstate.edu/

B-

Rating

77%

Acceptance

20,714

Students

#609

Ranking

$19,049

Tuition

Loyola University Chicago

#17 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

Loyola University Chicago is a large private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 201st in the United States. It has a total of 13,742 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.22% acceptance rate. Loyola University Chicago offers 324 different majors and is best known for its Office Management and Supervision, Physical Therapy, and Legal Support Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,105 per year, Loyola University Chicago is quite pricey. 70.42% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn around $54,100 per year, which is 30% above the national median.

Chicago, IL

https://www.luc.edu

A

Rating

67%

Acceptance

19,332

Students

#201

Ranking

$44,105

Tuition

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

#18 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a very large public institution located in Charlotte, NC ranked 11th in North Carolina. It has a total of 27,497 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.05% of applicants. University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers 162 different majors and is best known for its Respiratory Care Therapy, Civil Engineering Technologies, and German Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $3,812 for in-state students and $17,246 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Charlotte is moderately priced. 53.39% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $44,000 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Charlotte, NC

https://www.uncc.edu

B-

Rating

65%

Acceptance

34,024

Students

#583

Ranking

$17,246

Tuition

University of Vermont

#19 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

University of Vermont is a large public university located in Burlington, VT ranked 203rd in the nation. It has a total of 13,253 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.3% acceptance rate. University of Vermont offers 185 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Botany, and Radiation Therapy programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $16,392 for students from Vermont and $41,280 for those from out-of-state, University of Vermont is rather expensive. 70.46% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $47,300 per year, which is 14% greater than the national median.

Burlington, VT

www.uvm.edu

A

Rating

67%

Acceptance

15,698

Students

#203

Ranking

$41,280

Tuition

Duquesne University

#20 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

Duquesne University is a mid-sized private university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 254th in the nation. It has a total of 6,503 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of 75% of applicants. Duquesne University offers 191 different majors and is best known for its Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,992 per year, Duquesne University is rather expensive. 77.23% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in more or less $58,500 per year, which is 41% greater than the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.duq.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

10,319

Students

#254

Ranking

$39,992

Tuition

College of Charleston

#21 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

College of Charleston is a large public institution located in Charleston, SC ranked 9th in South Carolina. It has a total of 10,756 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.33% of applicants. College of Charleston offers 96 different majors and is best known for its Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Fine and Studio Arts Management, and Archeology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $70 per year, College of Charleston is quite low-priced. 62.39% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw roughly $40,700 per year, which is 2% below the national median.

Charleston, SC

www.cofc.edu

C+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

12,907

Students

#639

Ranking

$70

Tuition

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

#22 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a large public institution located in West Chester, PA ranked 67th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 15,952 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three fourths of applicants. West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers 135 different majors and is best known for its Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, Sales and Merchandising, and Clinical Nutrition Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 3rd. With an annual tuition of $7,716 for in-state students and $19,290 for those from out-of-state, West Chester University of Pennsylvania is moderately priced. 59.87% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw close to $48,400 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

West Chester, PA

https://www.wcupa.edu

C+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

19,646

Students

#740

Ranking

$19,290

Tuition

Elon University

#23 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

Elon University is a mid-sized private college located in Elon, NC ranked 247th in the nation. It has a total of 6,344 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about 7 in 9 applicants. Elon University offers 92 different majors and is best known for its Music Management, Human Services, and Musical Theatre programs (nationally ranked 9th, 11th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,082 per year, Elon University is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.66% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After college, alumni go on to make close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% greater than the national median.

Elon, NC

www.elon.edu

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

7,277

Students

#247

Ranking

$36,082

Tuition

University of St Thomas

#24 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

University of St Thomas is a mid-sized private university located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 6th in Minnesota. It has a total of 6,798 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting around four out of every five applicants. University of St Thomas offers 167 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Operations Management and Supervision, and Human Biology programs (nationally ranked 5th, 14th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,780 per year, University of St Thomas is rather high-priced. 71.37% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $56,800 per year, which is 37% over the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

www.stthomas.edu

A-

Rating

81%

Acceptance

11,201

Students

#307

Ranking

$44,780

Tuition

Messiah University

#25 Best Colleges for Middle School Education and Teaching

Messiah University is a small private institution located in Mechanicsburg, PA ranked 27th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 2,801 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting about three fourths of applicants. Messiah University offers 119 different majors and is best known for its Religious Education, Biopsychology, and Family and Community Services programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $35,280 per year, Messiah University is reasonably pricey. 77.36% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn close to $45,100 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.

Mechanicsburg, PA

www.messiah.edu

B+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

3,646

Students

#357

Ranking

$35,280

Tuition