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Bachelor’s Degrees in Elementary Education

29,618 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A bachelor's degree in elementary teaching is offered at 948 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 19% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.6% of elementary teaching graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Elementary Teaching Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29,618 students earned their bachelor's degree in elementary teaching. This makes it the 1st most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in elementary teaching at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 29,618
Master’s Degree 7,385
Associate’s Degree 1,782
Graduate Certificate 687
Undergraduate Certificate 302
Basic Certificate 147
Doctor’s Degree 25

Earnings of Elementary Teaching Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for elementary teaching majors with their bachelor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in elementary teaching. About 92.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,301
Women 27,317
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Elementary Teaching

The racial-ethnic distribution of elementary teaching bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 574
Black or African American 1,289
Hispanic or Latino 2,809
White 22,901
International Students 174
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,871
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Elementary Teaching Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 948 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in elementary teaching. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
1,494 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for elementary teaching students seekinga bachelor's degree is Western Governors University. Roughly 136,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,494 bachelor's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at WGU. Of these students, 91% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
548 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Canyon University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in elementary teaching. Roughly 96,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 548 bachelor's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Grand Canyon University. About 91% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
403 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in elementary teaching. Each year, around 69,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

The elementary teaching program at University of Central Florida awarded 403 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 94% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
305 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Arizona University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in elementary teaching. Each year, around 30,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,018 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,305 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 305 people received their bachelor's degree in elementary teaching from NAU. Of these students, 91% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington
287 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Central Washington University. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,582 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 287 bachelor's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at CWU. About 84% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa
277 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Northern Iowa is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in elementary teaching. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,665 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,159 per year.

The elementary teaching program at University of Northern Iowa awarded 277 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 92% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
276 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in elementary teaching. Roughly 85,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 276 bachelor's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Liberty University. Of these students, 94% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois
210 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Illinois State University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in elementary teaching. Roughly 20,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,547 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,956 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Illinois State University awarded 210 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 96% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

205 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

The elementary teaching program at University of Phoenix - Arizona awarded 205 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 91% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
205 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Iowa State University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in elementary teaching. Roughly 33,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 205 bachelor's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Iowa State. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#11

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina
197 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is East Carolina University. Roughly 28,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,749 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 197 people received their bachelor's degree in elementary teaching from ECU. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#12

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
188 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Kennesaw State University. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,328 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 188 bachelor's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at KSU Georgia. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

184 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 184 people received their bachelor's degree in elementary teaching from IUPUI. Of these students, 91% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

180 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brigham Young University - Idaho is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in elementary teaching. Each year, around 39,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 180 bachelor's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at BYU - I. Of these students, 96% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri
174 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Missouri State University - Springfield comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in elementary teaching. Each year, around 23,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,202 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 174 bachelor's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Missouri State. Of these students, 94% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
168 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Georgia Southern University. Each year, around 26,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,977 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Georgia Southern University awarded 168 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 98% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina
164 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Appalachian State University. Each year, around 19,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,242 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,839 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 164 people received their bachelor's degree in elementary teaching from Appalachian State. About 95% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Fort Hays State University

Hays, Kansas
164 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Fort Hays State University. Each year, around 15,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,582 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Fort Hays State University awarded 164 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 91% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota
159 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Winona State University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in elementary teaching. Each year, around 7,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,598 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,488 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 159 people received their bachelor's degree in elementary teaching from Winona State. About 87% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
159 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Mississippi. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,718 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,718 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 159 bachelor's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Ole Miss. About 97% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to elementary teaching that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Early Childhood Education 12,806
Secondary Education 3,393
Middle School Education & Teaching 2,184
Teacher Education 1,475
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 850

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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