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2021 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

344 Colleges
$25,126 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$49,708 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Curriculum & Instruction School for You

With 18,767 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, curriculum and instruction is the #6 most popular major in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which teaching program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

The Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools ranking is one of many tools that Teaching Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 344 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value programs for curriculum students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

In our regional and nationwide rankings, out-of-state tution and fees are used in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2021 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for curriculum majors pursuing a .

Top 25 Best Schools for Affordable Quality in Curriculum

#1

Otterbein University

Westerville, OH
$32,474 Average Tuition & Fees

Our analysis found Otterbein University to be the best value school for curriculum and instruction students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Westerville, Otterbein is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Otterbein undergraduate students pay an average of $32,474 in tuition and fees each year.

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#2

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Fitchburg State University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools list. Fitchburg State is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Fitchburg.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Fitchburg State are $16,585 per year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Fitchburg State is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Curriculum & Instruction Schools list.

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$36,740 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Concordia University, Irvine. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools list. Located in the large city of Irvine, Concordia University, Irvine is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Concordia University, Irvine undergraduate students pay an average of $36,740 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that curriculum majors at Concordia University, Irvine take out is $20,500. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA
$31,770 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Dordt College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools list. Dordt is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Sioux Center.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Dordt are $31,770 a year.

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#5

Gordon College

Wenham, MA
$38,650 Average Tuition & Fees

Out of the 344 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Gordon College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Gordon College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Wenham.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Gordon College are $38,650 per year.

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#6

Mount Marty University

Yankton, SD
$28,126 Average Tuition & Fees

Mount Marty University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for curriculum and instruction students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the town of Yankton, Mount Marty is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Mount Marty undergraduate students pay an average of $28,126 in tuition and fees each year.

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#7

Warner University

Lake Wales, FL
$22,850 Average Tuition & Fees

Warner University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value curriculum and instruction programs. Located in the rural area of Lake Wales, Warner University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Warner University undergraduate students pay an average of $22,850 in tuition and fees each year.

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#8

Ashland University

Ashland, OH
$21,965 Average Tuition & Fees

Ashland University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools ranking. Located in the fringe town of Ashland, Ashland is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Ashland are $21,965 per year. On average, curriculum graduates from Ashland take out $13,703 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $160.

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#9

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY
$9,875 Average Tuition & Fees

University of the Cumberlands landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value curriculum and instruction programs. Located in the remote town of Williamsburg, Cumberlands is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

Cumberlands undergraduate students pay an average of $9,875 in tuition and fees each year. After completing their degree, curriculum graduates from Cumberlands carry an average student debtload of $10,774. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $126.

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#10

Cabrini University

Radnor, PA
$32,865 Average Tuition & Fees

Cabrini University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Radnor, Cabrini University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Cabrini University are $32,865 per year.

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#11

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

McDaniel College landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value curriculum and instruction programs. McDaniel is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Westminster.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at McDaniel are $44,540 per year.

McDaniel excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Curriculum & Instruction Schools list.

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$19,560 Average Tuition & Fees

Arizona State University - Skysong did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for curriculum and instruction students. It came in at #12 on the list. Located in the city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public college with a fairly large student population.

ASU - Skysong undergraduate students pay an average of $19,560 in tuition and fees each year.

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#13

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE
$11,480 Average Tuition & Fees

Wilmington University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for curriculum and instruction students. It came in at #13 on the list. Wilmington University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of New Castle.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Wilmington University are $11,480 a year. Curriculum majors at Wilmington University take out an average of $26,515 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $309.

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#14

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for curriculum and instruction students. It came in at #14 on the list. Drake is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Des Moines.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Drake are $42,840 per year. Curriculum majors at Drake take out an average of $13,518 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $158, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

In addition to its great value ranking, Drake is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Curriculum & Instruction Schools list.

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$12,155 Average Tuition & Fees

Black Hills State University landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value curriculum and instruction programs. BHSU is a small public school located in the distant town of Spearfish.

BHSU undergraduate students pay an average of $12,155 in tuition and fees each year.

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#16

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA

With a ranking of #16, Buena Vista University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for curriculum and instruction students. BVU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Storm Lake.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at BVU are $35,194 a year. On average, curriculum graduates from BVU take out $20,500 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

BVU excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Curriculum & Instruction Schools list.

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#17

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT
$6,670 Average Tuition & Fees

Western Governors University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools list. WGU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City.

WGU undergraduate students pay an average of $6,670 in tuition and fees each year.

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#18

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA
$16,241 Average Tuition & Fees

Worcester State University ranked #18 on this year’s Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools list. Worcester State is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Worcester.

Worcester State undergraduate students pay an average of $16,241 in tuition and fees each year.

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#19

Peru State College

Peru, NE
$7,704 Average Tuition & Fees

Peru State College ranked #19 on this year’s Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools list. Located in the rural area of Peru, Peru State is a public school with a small student population.

Peru State undergraduate students pay an average of $7,704 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their degree, curriculum majors at Peru State accumulate an average of around $13,101 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $153.

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$24,830 Average Tuition & Fees

William Woods University landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value curriculum and instruction programs. William Woods is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Fulton.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at William Woods are $24,830 a year. On average, curriculum graduates from William Woods take out $19,052 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $222, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#21

Wayne State College

Wayne, NE

Wayne State College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for curriculum and instruction students. It came in at #21 on the list. WSC is a small public school located in the distant town of Wayne.

WSC undergraduate students pay an average of $12,650 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that curriculum majors at WSC take out is $9,900. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $115.

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#22

Brandman University

Irvine, CA

Brandman University ranked #22 on this year’s Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools list. Located in the city of Irvine, Brandman is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Brandman are $12,440 per year.

Brandman did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Curriculum & Instruction Schools list.

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#23

Hood College

Frederick, MD
$41,060 Average Tuition & Fees

Hood College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools ranking. Hood is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Frederick.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Hood are $41,060 per year.

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Minnesota State University - Moorhead did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for curriculum and instruction students. It came in at #24 on the list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Moorhead, MSU Moorhead is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

MSU Moorhead undergraduate students pay an average of $16,586 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that curriculum majors at MSU Moorhead take out is $14,650. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $171.

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#25

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA
$45,790 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #25, University of Scranton did quite well on this year’s best value schools for curriculum and instruction students. Located in the small city of Scranton, University of Scranton is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at University of Scranton are $45,790 a year. While working on their degree, curriculum majors at University of Scranton accumulate an average of around $27,333 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $318.

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Rest of the Top Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools

#27

Concordia University, Chicago

River Forest, IL
#28

Chadron State College

Chadron, NE
#29

Greenville University

Greenville, IL
#30

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI
#31

Piedmont College

Demorest, GA
#33

Viterbo University

La Crosse, WI
#36

MSU Texas

Wichita Falls, TX
#38

Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA
#40

Carroll University

Waukesha, WI
#43

Morehead State University

Morehead, KY
#45

Mercer University

Macon, GA
#46

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL
#48

Spalding University

Louisville, KY
#49

Marygrove College

Detroit, MI

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great value schools for Curriculum & Instruction students seeking value that almost earned our Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools award.

Rank College Location
52 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
53 Aurora University Aurora, IL
54 Gardner - Webb University Boiling Springs, NC
55 City University of Seattle Seattle, WA
56 Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis, MO
57 Northern State University Aberdeen, SD
57 Ohio Dominican University Columbus, OH
59 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
60 Concordia University, Wisconsin Mequon, WI
61 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
62 National Louis University Chicago, IL
63 Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID
64 Evangel University Springfield, MO
65 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
66 Freed-Hardeman University Henderson, TN
67 University of Saint Joseph West Hartford, CT
67 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO

Curriculum & Instruction by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 14 majors within the teaching area of study, curriculum and instruction has other similar majors worth exploring.

Curriculum Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 26 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Disarnot.

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