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How will your education education stack up?

If you are considering pursuing a education degree at home, below is relevant information to help you compare the education you will be receiving to that available elsewhere in the country. There are 2,085 traditional education schools in the US.

Top Schools

The following schools that have education programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California
  3. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York

Student Demographics

In 2010, degrees in education were earned by 210,398 students in the US. Of these students, 12,987 graduated from certificate programs in education, 97,671 graduated from undergraduate programs in education, and 99,740 graduated from graduate-level programs in education.


Students can pursue education in education at the following levels:

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

Education students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their education degree:

  • Curriculum Creation
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Child Psychology
  • Teaching Methods
  • Teaching and Instruction


In 2010, education schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $25,128 per year. The highest tuition was charged by the following education schools:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  3. Wesleyan University - located in Middletown, Connecticut, students paid $40,092

The lowest tuition was charged by the following education schools:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. North Carolina State University at Raleigh - located in Raleigh, North Carolina, students paid $5,475
  3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625

How will your education job compare?

Many US education graduates become postsecondary vocational teacher, social science teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, or business teacher. According to the government, in 2010 the US had 3,243,660 education professionals. Of these, 128,780 were instructional coordinators. In addition, 120,290 were postsecondary vocational teachers and 7,410 were social science teachers. The states with the largest populations of education professionals are:

  1. California - 378,700 Education Professionals
  2. Texas - 326,140 Education Professionals
  3. New York - 231,010 Education Professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of education professionals will grow by 11%, and by 2018, there will be an estimated 3,098,040 education professionals working in the US. The greatest growth for education professionals is predicted to be amongst elementary school teachers, who are expected to increase by 16% by 2018. The projected growth for education professionals is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

  1. Utah - 31%
  2. Texas - 31%
  3. Arkansas - 24%


Education professionals in the US can make an average of $63,257 per year. However, the salary for education professionals can vary greatly based not only on the exact education profession you pursue but also on factors such as your boss, your boss, and your employer. Education professionals in the US can earn anywhere from less than $15,480 per year, to more than $166,190 per year. On average, education professionals earn the most in the following states:

  1. New York - $83,615 per year
  2. Massachusetts - $78,065 per year
  3. Maryland - $73,117 per year

The states with the lowest average salary for education professionals are:

  1. Vermont - $42,430 per year
  2. West Virginia - $45,755 per year
  3. North Dakota - $46,578 per year

On average the highest paid education professionals were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $103,960 per year
  2. Business Teacher - $85,470 per year
  3. Social Science Teacher - $85,400 per year

The education professionals with lowest average salaries in 2010 were:

  1. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $52,790 per year
  2. Kindergarten Teacher - $51,550 per year
  3. Literacy Teacher - $51,080 per year

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Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,485,600 $54,330 -0.1%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 655,090 $54,880 2.8%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 183,160 $71,280 -31.5%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 173,330 $51,550 1.2%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 144,780 $103,960 33.2%
Instructional Coordinators 128,780 $61,270 14.1%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 120,290 $52,790 13.5%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 79,070 $85,470 17.3%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 69,880 $67,920 19.0%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 68,510 $51,080 3.7%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 51,980 $73,480 16.4%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 33,080 $78,190 -14.1%
Education Administrators, All Other 28,100 $81,870 13.7%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 14,600 $54,160 -5.1%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 7,410 $85,400 17.1%