Top colleges for education majors

The best undergraduate degrees in education will prepare students for careers in education, policy, counseling, or as a jumping off point for graduate programs in education. Note that there is no differentiation in earnings data between elementary, secondary, and early childhood education programs. Navigating to any of these programs via the additional rankings filter will show all schools offering the program, but there will be no difference in the earnings, payback, and earningsplus data. Special education is classified differently, and so economic data will be different than the other categories.

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#1 in Teaching

CUNY City College

New York, New York

Economic score: 0.68

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $2,385

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: Under a year

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $45,183

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $10,507

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 51%
Graduation rate: 54%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#2 in Teaching

CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York

Economic score: 1.03

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $2,683

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: Under a year

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $41,079

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $14,611

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 50%
Graduation rate: 55%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#3 in Teaching

CUNY Queens College

Queens, New York

Economic score: 1.06

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $3,067

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: Under a year

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $42,825

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $12,865

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 54%
Graduation rate: 57%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#4 in Teaching

Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Economic score: 1.53

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $2,350

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 1.2 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $31,768

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $10,303

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 75%
Graduation rate: 46%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#5 in Teaching

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Economic score: 1.62

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $6,302

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 1.5 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $41,007

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $3,714

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 32%
Graduation rate: 88%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#6 in Teaching

Florida International University

Miami, Florida

Economic score: 1.79

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $7,296

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 1.7 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $43,123

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $1,598

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 58%
Graduation rate: 66%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#7 in Teaching

Heritage University

Toppenish, Washington

Economic score: 2.01

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $10,056

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 2.2 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $49,886

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,927

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: N/A
Graduation rate: 50%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#8 in Teaching

University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida

Economic score: 2.08

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $8,355

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 1.9 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $41,577

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $3,144

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 50%
Graduation rate: 72%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#9 in Teaching

California State University-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Economic score: 2.11

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $2,768

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 1.5 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $35,137

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $15,542

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 77%
Graduation rate: 65%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#10 in Teaching

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Economic score: 2.12

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $10,186

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 2.1 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $44,896

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $175

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 75%
Graduation rate: 62%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#11 in Teaching

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Economic score: 2.22

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $5,899

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 1.9 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $36,501

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $5,570

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 80%
Graduation rate: 44%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#12 in Teaching

North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, North Carolina

Economic score: 2.23

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $10,274

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 2.3 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $43,516

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,445

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 57%
Graduation rate: 54%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#13 in Teaching

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

Economic score: 2.24

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $10,274

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 2.2 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $44,230

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $491

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 46%
Graduation rate: 72%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#14 in Teaching

Felician University

Lodi, New Jersey

Economic score: 2.31

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $16,877

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 2.7 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $53,500

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,877

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 94%
Graduation rate: 53%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#15 in Teaching

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Economic score: 2.41

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $9,606

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 2.3 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $41,966

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,755

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 80%
Graduation rate: 64%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#16 in Teaching

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, Florida

Economic score: 2.54

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $11,606

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 2.5 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $44,372

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $349

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 78%
Graduation rate: 62%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#17 in Teaching

SUNY College at Old Westbury

Old Westbury, New York

Economic score: 2.54

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $10,557

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 2.2 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $47,236

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $8,454

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 54%
Graduation rate: 59%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#18 in Teaching

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Economic score: 2.58

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $9,789

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 2.3 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $40,373

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $4,348

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 33%
Graduation rate: 81%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#19 in Teaching

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii

Economic score: 2.59

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $15,030

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 3.2 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $49,050

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,235

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 84%
Graduation rate: 63%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#20 in Teaching

The University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Economic score: 2.65

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $7,406

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Payback: 2.3 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $38,121

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $6,600

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 58%
Graduation rate: 52%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

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