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2022 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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50,540

Graduates Per Year

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$46K

Average Salary

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#11

Most Popular Major

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TOP

25

Popularity

Very Popular

50,540

721% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

1,174

511% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

10

Accounting

51,697

11

Teacher Education and Professional Development

50,540

12

Finance

45,223

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$34,339

7% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

143

Management Information Systems

$34,355

144

Teacher Education and Professional Development

$34,339

145

Athletic Training

$34,320

Salary

Average Salary

$34,363

11% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

208

Secondary Education and Teaching

$34,363

209

Teacher Education and Professional Development

$34,363

210

Preschool Education and Teaching

$34,363

Professors

Average

4.1/5

2.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

145

Computer and Information Systems Security

146

Teacher Education and Professional Development

147

Information Science

Students

Not Very Diverse

3.2/5

13.12% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

304

Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology

305

Teacher Education and Professional Development

306

Russian Language and Literature

SUMMARY

A degree in Teacher Education and Professional Development is a valuable choice and naturally a mandatory first step for students planning to pursue a career as a self-enrichment educator, a school teacher, or a curriculum developer. In fact, teacher education and professional development is a surprisingly popular major choice, being the 11th most popular major. In the last year, there were 50,540 teacher education and professional development diplomas received. In-state tuition for teacher education and professional development at private institutions is, on average, 3.5 times more costly than their public peers.

With an impressive 1174 colleges having programs for teacher education and professional development chances are that any universities you are looking at will have a degree program for you. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other teacher education and professional development undergrads, consider looking at universities in California which have more undergrads admitted to teacher education and professional development than any other state. less precisely, the top region to major in teacher education and professional development is in the Southeast region with University of Central Florida, Florida International University, and Liberty University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to study teacher education and professional development is the Southeastern Conference with University of Georgia, Mississippi State University, and University of Missouri-Columbia representing the conference. That being said, our belief is that the best college for teacher education and professional development is Washington University in St Louis, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The 'best' school is not necessarily the best school for every student. There can be tons more perspectives to weigh when deciding on college. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely sway your choice of where to go to university. At Authority, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which teacher education and professional development college boasts the top campus, the answer is New York University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college is home to the finest campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life and from that list, our pick for the school with the best student life for teacher education and professional development is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Curious why? Continue reading to find out more about our top selections. Many of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If expense is a significant deciding factor in your choice of where you attend college, you might consider avoiding Bucknell University. Bucknell University appears to be the most expensive school for teacher education and professional development, at least regarding out of state students. That being said, we have an entire list of the most expensive schools that could put the price tag at Bucknell University into perspective. For more context, you may care to know that teacher education and professional development is the 144th most expensive degree in the United States, with an average cost of $34,300. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for teacher education and professional development on our list is District of Columbia at American University, The Catholic University of America, and The Catholic University of America - the main schools in the state - of $49,070, $46,950, and $46,950. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for teacher education and professional development is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with Skidmore College with a cost of $55,136, Bucknell University with a cost of $57,882, and Villanova University with a cost of $54,550.

Our cheapest region for teacher education and professional development 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 Aspen University with a cost of $3,600. In better news, the most affordable college for teacher education and professional development is Martin Luther College. Authority's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying about $8,900 for a degree in teacher education and professional development. The price grows dramatically to a median of $19,300 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our choice for the college with the best value for teacher education and professional development: Washington University in St Louis. Here you will see our comprehensive list on the colleges we see as being the best value in general. Do know, this idea is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for teacher education and professional development majors differ a lot, but within two-years of finishing the degree graduates will regularly make around $46,000. There can be a lot of variation in earnings potential; top earners can rake in up to $91,000. Right out of university, the lowest earning positions within the teacher education and professional development field earn $23,000, which isn't that bad. The highest earning graduates from teacher education and professional development come from Villanova University and if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of teacher education and professional development is near the bottom, being within only the 23rd percentile of all programs. The college with the highest composite diversity for teacher education and professional development is New York University and here you can find our general list of the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Teacher Education and Professional Development only ranks in the 34th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 26th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest proportion at 71% of those majoring in teacher education and professional development. Additionally, 88% of undergraduates pursuing a teacher education and professional development degree are women.

The median score for teacher education and professional development professors is 4.1 stars, a score that is 2% greater than the average score for all majors; this is a good score. If you are interested in the most popular teacher education and professional development professor in the country, take a look at Scott Deogburn at Berklee College of Music. This may surprise you, but the highest rated teacher education and professional development professors according to students are at Berklee College of Music. If we incorporate data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing the overall best professors for teacher education and professional development is Northwestern University. One can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest professors in the country.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for teacher education and professional development is Northwestern University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a general list of the hardest colleges to get into. But, we hope you believe that looking at university with a lens primarily shaped by superlatives could cause issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on individual colleges and explore a couple of our insightful background pages on important things to look for as you continue your college search.

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Vanderbilt University

#1 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

Washington University in St Louis

#2 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Washington University in St Louis is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 15th in the nation. It has a total of 8,774 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 13.85% of applicants. Washington University in St Louis offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Anthropology, Design and Visual Communications, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,250 per year, Washington University in St Louis is exceptionally costly. 88.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in approximately $70,100 per year, which is 69% greater than the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

#15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

New York University

#3 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

Northwestern University

#4 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Northwestern University is a very large private university located in Evanston, IL ranked 18th in the US. It has a total of 9,906 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 9.05% of applicants. Northwestern University offers 406 different majors and is best known for its Manufacturing Engineering, Journalism, and Drama programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,232 per year, Northwestern University is exceptionally expensive. 76.5% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate roughly $69,000 per year, which is 66% above the national median.

Evanston, IL

www.northwestern.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

25,614

Students

#18

Ranking

$56,232

Tuition

Boston University

#5 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

Boston College

#6 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#7 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

University of Georgia

#8 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#9 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in Chapel Hill, NC ranked 64th in the nation. It has a total of 19,957 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.63% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Environmental Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,019 for students from North Carolina and $34,198 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is somewhat moderately costly. 84.25% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home roughly $55,600 per year, which is 34% above the national median.

Chapel Hill, NC

www.unc.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

32,346

Students

#64

Ranking

$34,198

Tuition

Wake Forest University

#10 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

#11 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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 Florida

#12 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

University of Central Florida

#13 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

Bucknell University

#14 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Bucknell University is a small private liberal arts college located in Lewisburg, PA ranked 67th in the nation. It has a total of 3,756 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely over 1/3 of applicants. Bucknell University offers 80 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Finance, Italian Studies, and Early Childhood Education and Teaching programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,882 per year, Bucknell University is extremely high-priced. 86.66% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home approximately $70,800 per year, which is 70% above the national median.

Lewisburg, PA

www.bucknell.edu

A+

Rating

34%

Acceptance

3,842

Students

#67

Ranking

$57,882

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#15 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

University of Maryland-College Park

#16 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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 Oklahoma-Norman Campus

#17 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is a very large public university located in Norman, OK ranked 2nd in Oklahoma. It has a total of 24,261 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.41% acceptance rate. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus offers 279 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Behavior Studies, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Zoology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,788 for in-state students and $20,169 for those from out-of-state, University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is reasonably priced. 53.71% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in roughly $51,100 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

Norman, OK

www.ou.edu

B+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

32,189

Students

#397

Ranking

$20,169

Tuition

Martin Luther College

#18 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

Tulane University of Louisiana

#19 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Tulane University of Louisiana is a large private university located in New Orleans, LA ranked 82nd in the nation. It has a total of 9,125 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.87% of applicants. Tulane University of Louisiana offers 261 different majors and is best known for its Preschool Education and Teaching, Legal Support Services, and Computer Programming programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,760 per year, Tulane University of Louisiana is very expensive. 59.85% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home around $61,700 per year, which is 49% greater than the national median.

New Orleans, LA

tulane.edu

A+

Rating

13%

Acceptance

14,768

Students

#82

Ranking

$52,760

Tuition

Skidmore College

#20 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

Villanova University

#21 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Villanova University is a large private institution located in Villanova, PA ranked 91st in the nation. It has a total of 7,676 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 28.24% of applicants. Villanova University offers 167 different majors and is best known for its Physical Sciences, Management Science, and Organizational Leadership programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,550 per year, Villanova University is exceptionally high-priced. 60.52% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate close to $77,900 per year, which is 88% over the national median.

Villanova, PA

www.villanova.edu

A+

Rating

28%

Acceptance

12,719

Students

#91

Ranking

$54,550

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#22 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#23 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

The College of New Jersey

#24 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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

California State University-Fullerton

#25 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

California State University-Fullerton is a very large public institution located in Fullerton, CA ranked 41st in California. It has a total of 40,350 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 52.69% of applicants. California State University-Fullerton offers 114 different majors and is best known for its Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Health and Fitness, and Human Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Fullerton is reasonably priced. 70.58% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring home roughly $47,200 per year, which is 14% greater than the national median.

Fullerton, CA

www.fullerton.edu

B+

Rating

53%

Acceptance

46,588

Students

#344

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition