Best graduate programs in education in District of Columbia

Education is one of the most popular fields with careers spanning from teaching children of all ages to policy making and everything in between. A graduate degree in education opens career opportunities in leadership and administrative roles. Explore the best graduate programs in education. Read more about our ranking methodology here. 

Our master’s in education rankings cover 358 of the 500 universities available, accounting for 86% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $49,054.

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#1 in District of Columbia | #17 in Education nationally

Trinity Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.22

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

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Earnings: $65,924

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $17,464

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)

Debt: $19,973

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.30

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in District of Columbia | #45 in Education nationally

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.30

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

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Earnings: $56,776

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,316

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)

Debt: $20,104

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.35

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in District of Columbia | #259 in Education nationally

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.62

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

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Earnings: $56,159

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,699

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)

Debt: $40,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.72

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in District of Columbia | #330 in Education nationally

American University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.84

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

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Earnings: $54,449

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $5,989

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)

Debt: $51,250

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.94

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.