Top Education, General Bachelors degree Programs - 2018

If children are the future, then educators are the ones who hold the keys to that future. Teachers of all kinds making life-long impacts in the lives of the students they teach. Those wishing to pursue education as a career will learn how to effectively communicate, research different types of teaching methods, and select an education focus.

There are as many courses as there are types of educators. Requirements vary considerably depending on the focus, but classes can include: math/science/history/english curriculum, child development, special education methods, and classroom management, among others. Prior to getting their license, education students have a multitude of opportunities to gain experience in the classroom.  Through practicum, student teaching, and volunteer work, students learn by doing. People who wish to be educators tend to be compassionate, patient, interested in their particular subject focus, and have likely had one, or multiple, important teachers in their lifetime.

As previously mentioned, there are a vast array of careers for educators. Jobs can include: elementary/middle/high school teacher, college professor, special education instructor, education administrator, and many others. Education is an invaluable gift, and teachers give it their all to ensure that their students learn all that they can.

Education fun fact: Boston’s Latin School is the oldest public school in the US. Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams all attended.

Celebrities who studied Education: Gene Simmons, musician — Kiss; Judy Blume, author; Reba McEntire, singer-songwriter, actress.

The average starting salary for a graduate with a degree in Education, General is $37307.14

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University of California-Irvine 65 303 (8.1%) 4.2% 240 (79%) 63 (21%) 102 $51,900 $93,900
Ashford University 241 (6.4%) 3% 179 (74%) 62 (26%)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1065 182 (4.8%) 4.7% 144 (79%) 38 (21%) 568 $45,600 $71,800
Michigan State University 165 165 (4.4%) 1.8% 156 (95%) 9 (5%) 220 $49,800 $85,200
Niagara University 480 109 (2.9%) 12.7% 86 (79%) 23 (21%) 409 $40,000 $76,400
Western Oregon University 1056 103 (2.7%) 10.8% 83 (81%) 20 (19%) 731 $38,600 $66,400
The University of Texas at San Antonio 1251 88 (2.3%) 1.9% 77 (88%) 11 (13%) 515 $46,100 $73,300
Kent State University at Kent 571 87 (2.3%) 1.6% 48 (55%) 39 (45%) 735 $41,000 $66,200
SUNY Empire State College 83 (2.2%) 3.3% 73 (88%) 10 (12%) 687 $41,600 $68,100
University of Oregon 245 79 (2.1%) 1.7% 71 (90%) 8 (10%) 395 $44,100 $76,900
Wilmington University 1469 79 (2.1%) 4% 68 (86%) 11 (14%) 883 $40,300 $59,400
The University of Montana 949 75 (2%) 4.5% 65 (87%) 10 (13%) 600 $40,000 $70,900
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 950 63 (1.7%) 5.1% 55 (87%) 8 (13%) 829 $38,200 $62,200
Oregon State University 450 63 (1.7%) 1.2% 54 (86%) 9 (14%) 176 $50,300 $87,600
Tusculum College 1322 56 (1.5%) 12.4% 52 (93%) 4 (7%) 941 $36,000 $54,300
Florida Atlantic University 848 54 (1.4%) .9% 51 (94%) 3 (6%) 590 $45,100 $71,200
Corban University 580 51 (1.4%) 24.1% 41 (80%) 10 (20%)
Florida Gulf Coast University 863 45 (1.2%) 1.9% 41 (91%) 4 (9%) 911 $42,700 $57,100
Chapman University 177 45 (1.2%) 2.7% 42 (93%) 3 (7%) 428 $47,200 $75,700
Saint Louis University 212 43 (1.1%) 2.5% 34 (79%) 9 (21%) 466 $46,800 $74,700
Belmont Abbey College 1286 40 (1.1%) 13.7% 33 (83%) 7 (18%) 693 $43,500 $67,900
Fairmont State University 1261 38 (1%) 5.6% 27 (71%) 11 (29%) 878 $39,200 $59,500
Midland University 1164 37 (1%) 16.2% 22 (59%) 15 (41%)
Wittenberg University 566 36 (1%) 8.5% 31 (86%) 5 (14%) 91 $44,500 $94,900
University of Arkansas 383 36 (1%) .8% 30 (83%) 6 (17%) 416 $48,600 $76,200
Liberty University 838 36 (1%) .4% 17 (47%) 19 (53%) 909 $39,400 $57,200
Harris-Stowe State University 31 (.8%) 19.9% 24 (77%) 7 (23%)
Bay Path University 729 31 (.8%) 7.1% 31 (100%) 0
Seattle Pacific University 419 30 (.8%) 3.5% 29 (97%) 1 (3%) 126 $47,200 $91,200
Webster University 612 29 (.8%) 3.8% 22 (76%) 7 (24%) 543 $39,800 $72,500
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus 915 29 (.8%) 1.2% 26 (90%) 3 (10%) 213 $50,000 $85,500
Wilmington College 959 28 (.7%) 11.4% 22 (79%) 6 (21%) 905 $37,500 $57,600
Syracuse University 166 27 (.7%) .8% 21 (78%) 6 (22%) 209 $51,900 $86,000
University of Hawaii-West Oahu 1321 27 (.7%) 4.3% 23 (85%) 4 (15%)
John Carroll University 350 24 (.6%) 3.5% 21 (88%) 3 (13%) 128 $44,600 $91,000
Southern New Hampshire University 1229 23 (.6%) .3% 19 (83%) 4 (17%) 697 $44,900 $67,700
Vanguard University of Southern California 731 23 (.6%) 5.3% 21 (91%) 2 (9%) 703 $42,000 $67,400
Principia College 173 23 (.6%) 19.7% 19 (83%) 4 (17%)
University of Washington-Bothell Campus 345 23 (.6%) 1.5% 20 (87%) 3 (13%) 199 $51,800 $86,700
Pacific University 341 22 (.6%) 5% 17 (77%) 5 (23%)
Missouri Baptist University 1366 22 (.6%) 5.2% 17 (77%) 5 (23%)
Colgate University 56 21 (.6%) 2.9% 16 (76%) 5 (24%) 24 $56,500 $113,000
Bellevue University 1572 21 (.6%) 1.2% 15 (71%) 6 (29%) 678 $44,800 $68,400
Northern Marianas College 21 (.6%) 70% 13 (62%) 8 (38%)
Gustavus Adolphus College 207 20 (.5%) 3.3% 15 (75%) 5 (25%) 203 $45,100 $86,500
Trinity Christian College 529 19 (.5%) 5.7% 17 (89%) 2 (11%)
Southwest Minnesota State University 1084 19 (.5%) 4.3% 18 (95%) 1 (5%) 793 $39,000 $63,600
Southwestern University 249 19 (.5%) 4.4% 13 (68%) 6 (32%) 317 $50,000 $81,000
University of Missouri-St Louis 796 19 (.5%) .9% 13 (68%) 6 (32%) 621 $44,100 $70,300
City University of Seattle 18 (.5%) 8% 14 (78%) 4 (22%) 413 $45,100 $76,300
College of Our Lady of the Elms 569 18 (.5%) 4.6% 16 (89%) 2 (11%)
Roosevelt University 1306 18 (.5%) 2.3% 16 (89%) 2 (11%) 703 $40,800 $67,400
University of Massachusetts-Amherst 116 18 (.5%) .3% 17 (94%) 1 (6%) 238 $50,000 $84,000
Flagler College-St Augustine 758 17 (.5%) 2.7% 15 (88%) 2 (12%)
Salem College 494 16 (.4%) 7.7% 16 (100%) 0
Denison University 142 16 (.4%) 3.3% 15 (94%) 1 (6%)
Cabrini University 801 16 (.4%) 5.8% 14 (88%) 2 (13%) 409 $39,700 $76,400
Bloomfield College 1446 16 (.4%) 4.8% 11 (69%) 5 (31%) 454 $40,800 $74,900
Texas College 1563 15 (.4%) 16% 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
Le Moyne-Owen College 1577 15 (.4%) 10.4% 13 (87%) 2 (13%)
Brown University 19 15 (.4%) 1% 11 (73%) 4 (27%) 20 $58,600 $116,000
Beloit College 218 15 (.4%) 5.4% 13 (87%) 2 (13%) 512 $38,200 $73,400
Nova Southeastern University 856 15 (.4%) 1.2% 15 (100%) 0 616 $44,500 $70,400
University of Rio Grande 1558 14 (.4%) 7.2% 13 (93%) 1 (7%)
University of Missouri-Columbia 270 14 (.4%) .2% 9 (64%) 5 (36%) 238 $44,200 $84,000
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon 1462 14 (.4%) 1.9% 10 (71%) 4 (29%)
Illinois Wesleyan University 133 14 (.4%) 3.2% 12 (86%) 2 (14%) 425 $49,500 $75,900
Lindenwood University 1050 14 (.4%) .8% 11 (79%) 3 (21%) 869 $41,000 $60,400
Curry College 955 14 (.4%) 2% 11 (79%) 3 (21%) 398 $49,800 $76,800
Smith College 88 13 (.3%) 2.1% 13 (100%) 0 298 $41,600 $81,700
Baker College 1568 13 (.3%) .7% 10 (77%) 3 (23%) 810 $44,900 $63,100
Southwestern Assemblies of God University 1166 13 (.3%) 4.6% 11 (85%) 2 (15%)
Southern Methodist University 140 13 (.3%) .7% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) 151 $53,900 $89,100
University of Michigan-Dearborn 793 13 (.3%) 1% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) 195 $49,400 $86,900
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 151 13 (.3%) .2% 8 (62%) 5 (38%) 163 $52,400 $88,300
Gallaudet University 931 13 (.3%) 5.7% 9 (69%) 4 (31%)
Maryville College 755 13 (.3%) 5.7% 10 (77%) 3 (23%)
Colorado College 94 12 (.3%) 2.2% 10 (83%) 2 (17%) 223 $42,700 $85,100
Brandeis University 75 12 (.3%) 1.3% 11 (92%) 1 (8%) 93 $47,100 $94,400
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 61 12 (.3%) .1% 9 (75%) 3 (25%) 49 $58,100 $102,000
Missouri Southern State University 1364 12 (.3%) 1.4% 9 (75%) 3 (25%) 815 $41,900 $63,000
Siena Heights University 1333 11 (.3%) 1.3% 10 (91%) 1 (9%) 878 $40,000 $59,500
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 611 11 (.3%) 3.1% 8 (73%) 3 (27%) 875 $38,200 $59,900
Washington - Jefferson College 282 11 (.3%) 4.3% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 564 $44,600 $71,900
Virginia Wesleyan University 1080 11 (.3%) 3.7% 8 (73%) 3 (27%)
Buena Vista University 803 11 (.3%) 1.9% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 861 $35,800 $60,700
DePauw University 141 10 (.3%) 1.8% 9 (90%) 1 (10%) 88 $47,900 $95,100
Concordia University-Chicago 977 10 (.3%) 2.9% 8 (80%) 2 (20%)
Tuskegee University 1244 10 (.3%) 2.2% 10 (100%) 0 682 $53,300 $68,300
Walden University 10 (.3%) .5% 7 (70%) 3 (30%)
Guilford College 876 10 (.3%) 2.4% 7 (70%) 3 (30%) 883 $36,500 $59,400
Purdue University-Main Campus 167 10 (.3%) .1% 7 (70%) 3 (30%) 98 $57,400 $94,200
Goddard College 1515 9 (.2%) 13.6% 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
Barry University 1372 9 (.2%) 1.1% 8 (89%) 1 (11%) 717 $46,500 $66,900
Spelman College 217 9 (.2%) 2% 9 (100%) 0
Hope International University 1280 8 (.2%) 6.1% 6 (75%) 2 (25%)
Bucknell University 82 8 (.2%) .9% 5 (63%) 3 (38%) 36 $58,500 $108,000
Hampshire College 498 8 (.2%) 2.7% 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
West Liberty University 988 8 (.2%) 1.8% 8 (100%) 0 842 $38,800 $61,800
Spring Arbor University 837 8 (.2%) 1.3% 8 (100%) 0 829 $35,700 $62,200
Keuka College 789 8 (.2%) 1.9% 8 (100%) 0 759 $37,400 $64,900
Juniata College 323 8 (.2%) 2.4% 6 (75%) 2 (25%)
Prescott College 1312 7 (.2%) 6% 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
Northcentral University 7 (.2%) 21.2% 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
Biola University 392 7 (.2%) .7% 7 (100%) 0 327 $43,000 $80,400
Lake Forest College 358 7 (.2%) 1.8% 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
Missouri Valley College 1561 7 (.2%) 3.7% 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
Berea College 426 7 (.2%) 2.2% 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
Vassar College 48 7 (.2%) 1.1% 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
Wheeling Jesuit University 873 6 (.2%) 2.9% 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
Goucher College 502 6 (.2%) 2% 6 (100%) 0
Vanderbilt University 25 6 (.2%) .3% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 71 $57,900 $98,700
Furman 163 6 (.2%) .9% 6 (100%) 0 155 $45,100 $88,800
Mount Saint Joseph University 981 6 (.2%) 2.5% 6 (100%) 0 568 $40,200 $71,800
Alma College 553 6 (.2%) 1.9% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 279 $42,200 $82,500
Stetson University 513 6 (.2%) .9% 6 (100%) 0 717 $37,500 $66,900
Colby College 42 6 (.2%) 1.2% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 145 $49,300 $89,500
Concordia University-Portland 1029 6 (.2%) 2.7% 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
Manchester University 1085 6 (.2%) 2.6% 4 (67%) 2 (33%) 724 $47,600 $66,700
Otterbein University 508 6 (.2%) 1.1% 3 (50%) 3 (50%) 558 $44,300 $72,100
Saint Martin's University 879 5 (.1%) 1.6% 5 (100%) 0
Culver-Stockton College 1059 5 (.1%) 2.6% 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Hiram College 744 5 (.1%) 2.1% 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 631 $40,000 $70,000
Mount Saint Mary's University 567 5 (.1%) .8% 5 (100%) 0 228 $44,000 $84,500
Randolph College 541 5 (.1%) 3.7% 5 (100%) 0
Duquesne University 276 5 (.1%) .3% 3 (60%) 2 (40%) 292 $47,100 $82,000
Clark Atlanta University 1293 5 (.1%) 1.2% 5 (100%) 0 749 $41,200 $65,600
Washington University in St Louis 22 5 (.1%) .3% 5 (100%) 0 47 $56,700 $103,000
Concordia College-New York 1032 5 (.1%) 2.2% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Bacone College 1580 5 (.1%) 7.5% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Rhodes College 129 5 (.1%) 1.1% 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 181 $44,200 $87,500
Augsburg University 732 4 (.1%) .6% 4 (100%) 0 452 $45,200 $75,000
Viterbo University 804 4 (.1%) .9% 4 (100%) 0 810 $39,200 $63,100
Ohio Dominican University 1077 4 (.1%) 1.5% 4 (100%) 0 926 $42,200 $55,500
William Peace University 1202 4 (.1%) 1.9% 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
Northland College 692 4 (.1%) 3.5% 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
Maranatha Baptist University 1008 4 (.1%) 2.7% 4 (100%) 0
University of New England 442 4 (.1%) .7% 4 (100%) 0 317 $48,700 $81,000
New York University 73 4 (.1%) .1% 4 (100%) 0 60 $55,700 $100,000
Peru State College 4 (.1%) 1.3% 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
Crown College 940 3 (.1%) 1.5% 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
Concordia University-Nebraska 775 3 (.1%) 1.4% 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
William Woods University 824 3 (.1%) 1.3% 3 (100%) 0 894 $37,800 $58,800
North Carolina Wesleyan College 1519 3 (.1%) .6% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 829 $43,500 $62,200
Taylor University 273 3 (.1%) .7% 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
University of Vermont 146 3 (.1%) .1% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 140 $45,800 $89,700
MidAmerica Nazarene University 953 3 (.1%) .7% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 817 $42,200 $62,900
Southern Nazarene University 1062 3 (.1%) .6% 3 (100%) 0 727 $41,000 $66,600
Dominican University of California 398 3 (.1%) .8% 3 (100%) 0
Central Washington University 889 3 (.1%) .1% 3 (100%) 0 407 $45,800 $76,500
MacMurray College 1353 3 (.1%) 2.5% 3 (100%) 0
Elmhurst College 428 3 (.1%) .4% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 538 $44,400 $72,600
Felician University 1071 3 (.1%) .8% 3 (100%) 0
Saint Norbert College 295 3 (.1%) .7% 3 (100%) 0
New England College 1390 2 (.1%) .9% 2 (100%) 0
The University of Findlay 629 2 (.1%) .4% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 454 $48,800 $74,900
Alverno College 1319 2 (.1%) .6% 2 (100%) 0 782 $41,900 $64,200
Goshen College 505 2 (.1%) 1% 2 (100%) 0
Marian University 1184 2 (.1%) .5% 2 (100%) 0 543 $41,100 $72,500
St- Thomas Aquinas College 864 2 (.1%) .7% 2 (100%) 0
William Penn University 1517 2 (.1%) .9% 2 (100%) 0
Stillman College 1571 2 (.1%) 1.9% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
University of Evansville 308 2 (.1%) .5% 2 (100%) 0 255 $46,200 $83,100
North Greenville University 891 2 (.1%) .4% 2 (100%) 0
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne 942 2 (.1%) .6% 2 (100%) 0
University of Pikeville 1425 2 (.1%) 1.1% 2 (100%) 0
Union College 1433 2 (.1%) 1.4% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Concordia College at Moorhead 305 2 (.1%) .4% 2 (100%) 0 836 $40,400 $62,000
Neumann University 1079 2 (.1%) .4% 2 (100%) 0
Greenville University 917 2 (.1%) .7% 2 (100%) 0
Rockford University 1252 2 (.1%) .8% 2 (100%) 0
McKendree University 859 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 466 $44,400 $74,700
Emory University 45 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 169 $53,800 $88,000
Tabor College 1285 1 (%) .6% 1 (100%) 0
University of Utah 325 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 149 $49,400 $89,200
Maryville University of Saint Louis 363 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 887 $41,800 $59,200
Millsaps College 376 1 (%) .7% 1 (100%) 0
Anderson University 774 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 936 $40,100 $54,900
Schreiner University 1118 1 (%) .4% 1 (100%) 0
Franklin Pierce University 1236 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 532 $40,200 $72,900
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School 1 (%) 12.5% 1 (100%) 0
Whitworth University 312 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 810 $42,300 $63,100
Catholic University of America 335 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 315 $52,000 $81,100
University of Dubuque 1203 1 (%) .3% 0 1 (100%)
Pacific Lutheran University 435 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 310 $44,500 $81,400
Salem State University 723 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 568 $41,800 $71,800
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 488 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 265 $46,500 $82,800
Marian University 857 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 849 $45,000 $61,400
Iowa Wesleyan University 1516 1 (%) 1.1% 1 (100%) 0
Bennington College 445 1 (%) .8% 1 (100%) 0
Texas Christian University 199 1 (%) % 1 (100%) 0 383 $47,800 $77,200
Morningside College 927 1 (%) .4% 1 (100%) 0 913 $39,100 $57,000
Trine University 800 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 346 $54,600 $79,200
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs 1 (%) 1.2% 1 (100%) 0
Heritage University 1492 1 (%) .6% 1 (100%) 0
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