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Schools Offering Education Programs in California

Each year, approximately 1.2% of California graduates receive degrees in education. That means an estimated 11,056 education professionals graduate from California's 126 education schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in California with a education program is Stanford University, which is located in Stanford. In 2010, it was ranked 2nd nationwide. In 2010, Stanford University graduated 220 students from its education program. Stanford University charged in-state students $40,172 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in California with a education program is University of California-Berkeley, which is located in Berkeley. In 2010, it was ranked 5th nationwide. In 2010, University of California-Berkeley graduated 227 students from its education program. Tuition at University of California-Berkeley was $10,940 per year.

University of California-Los Angeles, which is located in Los Angeles, is the third-ranked school in California that has a education program. It received a ranking of 5th in the country in 2010. 257 students graduated with degree in education from University of California-Los Angeles in 2010. University of California-Los Angeles charged in-state students $10,781 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at California's education schools ranges from $41,022 per year to $624 per year. But, the average tuition is $12,328 per year. In 2010, the following California education schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $41,022 per year
  2. Occidental College - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $40,939 per year
  3. Stanford University - located in Stanford, students are charged $40,172 per year

The education schools in California that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. San Joaquin Delta College - located in Stockton, students are charged $624 per year
  2. Sacramento City College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year
  3. Cypress College - located in Cypress, students are charged $656 per year

An education degree from a California school... what next?

education graduates in California can go into a variety of professions such as postsecondary vocational teacher, social science teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, and business teacher. If you decide to work as an education professional in California, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 378,700 California education professional as of 2010. This number includes 17,900 instructional coordinators, 13,060 postsecondary vocational teachers, and 1,270 social science teachers. The California counties with the largest populations of education professional are:

  1. Los Angeles County - 88,590 education professionals
  2. Riverside County - 42,020 education professionals
  3. San Diego County - 29,600 education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of education professionals in the state of California will grow to 385,700. This would require a 16% growth in the field.


education professionals in California earn $72,704 per year on average. But, salaries for education professional can vary. In 2010, education professional made as little as less than $20,960 per year or as much as more than $166,190 per year in California. Education professionals in the following California counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Riverside County - $84,739 per year
  2. Alameda County - $82,747 per year
  3. Kern County - $80,860 per year

The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for education professional:

  1. Kings County - $45,617 per year
  2. Shasta County - $55,303 per year
  3. Colusa County - $55,730 per year

On average, the highest paid education professionals in California were:

  1. Business Teacher - $104,210 per year
  2. Mathematical Science Teacher - $99,940 per year
  3. Computer Science Teacher - $99,780 per year

On average, the lowest paid education professionals in California were:

  1. Middle School Vocational Teacher - $55,270 per year
  2. Social Science Teacher - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in education in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as teaching or elementary education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Education in California
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education in California
  • Master's Degree in Education in California
  • Doctoral Degree in Education in California
  • Certificate in Education in California

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 176,110 $63,010 -2.7%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 54,650 $62,970 3.6%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 33,040 $70,130 -38.0%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 26,470 $58,970 52.0%
Instructional Coordinators 17,900 $70,010 44.2%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 15,180 $89,810 88.6%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 13,060 $67,230 4.6%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 10,960 $71,510 -16.6%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 8,240 $92,650 80.3%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 6,850 $104,210 47.3%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 6,350 $99,940 66.7%
Education Administrators, All Other 4,470 $85,070 61.4%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 3,580 $99,780 5.9%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 1,270 n/a -29.8%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 570 $55,270 67.6%

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