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General Education Schools in Massachusetts

1,862 students earned Education degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, General Education is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 14 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Education Majors in Massachusetts

Education majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,239
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 329
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 329
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 329
Bachelor’s Degree 227
Post-Master’s Certificate 51
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 51
Associate’s Degree 16

Gender Distribution

In Massachusetts, a education major is more popular with women than with men.

General Education Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of education majors in Massachusetts is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.4%
  • Black or African American: 8.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.2%
  • White: 60.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 10.5%
  • Other Races: 7.7%
General Education Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Education Grads in Massachusetts

1,890 people in the state and 60,930 in the nation are employed in jobs related to education.

General Education Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for General Education Jobs in Massachusetts

Education grads earn an average of $76,230 in the state and $73,680 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 31 colleges in Massachusetts that offer education degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge
673 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,655 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 77% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 86% are considered full time. This private school has an average net price of $15,561.

339 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,857 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 10%. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. The student loan default rate is 2.00% which is lower than average.

216 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
31,350 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 91% get financial aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.00%. This public school has an average net price of $21,396.

#4

Bay Path University

Longmeadow
71 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
3,324 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,200 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.14 years.

#4

Lesley University

Cambridge
71 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,510 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 23%. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,200 a year.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,507 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.33 years. The 7.10% student loan default rate is lower than average.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
2,356 Total Students

25% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $35,100 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

#7

Merrimack College

North Andover
49 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
5,186 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 3.70% which is lower than average. The average student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree at Merrimack. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $45,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
6,535 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1. Graduates earn an average $47,200 after graduation.

#10

Springfield College

Springfield
34 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
3,110 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The student loan default rate is 7.50% which is lower than average. This private institution charges an average net price of $28,387.

General Education Careers in MA

Some of the careers education majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Education Professors 15% $70,280

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to education.

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,738
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,366
Special Education 1,242
Educational Administration 674
Other Education 593
Curriculum & Instruction 541
Student Counseling 252
Teaching English or French 188

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