We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for an education and teaching degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,514 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

16% above average compared to other degrees

$ 22,208 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

13% above average compared to other degrees

$ 28,042 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

9% below average compared to other degrees

What do education and teaching graduates earn?

Education and teaching students make an average of $46,658 per year after graduation. This is 30% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

24% of education and teaching graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 46,658 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 8% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

18% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular education and teaching schools in the US

There are 644 schools in the US that offer a education and teaching degree. The education and teaching schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego and University of California-Irvine. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in education and teaching per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-San Diego$14,018
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Santa Barbara$14,451
University of California-Davis$14,419
New York University$50,464
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082

Top US schools for an education and teaching degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering education and teaching degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Stanford University5%$49,617
Harvard University5%$48,949
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Brown University8%$53,419
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Vanderbilt University11%$47,664
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
Cornell University13%$52,853
Bowdoin College14%$51,848

Cheapest US schools for an education and teaching degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an education and teaching degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Los Angeles Southwest College$1,220
Palomar College$1,338
Evergreen Valley College$1,356
College of the Sequoias$1,390
Mendocino College$1,423
Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College$1,540
Central New Mexico Community College$1,578
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus$1,758
New Mexico Junior College$1,776
Mesalands Community College$1,812


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