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2021 Most Popular Teaching Master's Degree Schools

1,252 Schools Ranked
$42,682 Avg Student Debt

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which teaching program is right for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school or bootcamp that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Teaching Degree Search has created the Most Popular Teaching Master's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 1,252 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular master's degree programs for teaching students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from each school on the list.

Learn more about these popular schools below:

#1

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
5,043 Total Awards
$11,074 Average Tuition & Fees
$32,753 Avg Student Debt

Our analysis found Grand Canyon University to be the most popular school for teaching students who want to pursue a master’s degree in the United States. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the large private for-profit school awarded 5,043 diplomas to qualifed master’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Master’s Degree recipients from Grand Canyon University accumulate an average of $32,753 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 82% were women.

Grand Canyon University does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 94% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#2

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
4,540 Total Awards
$7,790 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,394 Avg Student Debt

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Western Governors University is a great place for teaching students working on their master’s degree. This large private not-for-profit school is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and it awarded 4,540 master’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Master’s Degree recipients from WGU accumulate an average of $14,394 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 80% of those degree recipients were women.

Since the graduate programs at WGU are primarily online school, so it is a great choice for returning adults and students who work full time.

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#3

American College of Education

Indianapolis, Indiana
2,649 Total Awards
$5,321 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you attend American College of Education. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools list. Indianapolis, Indiana is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private for-profit school handed out master’s degrees to 2,649 students in 2018-2019.

Around 72% of those degree recipients were women.

American College of Education is one of the schools on our list that is primarily online. Each graduate student at the school took at least one class online.

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#4

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1,993 Total Awards
$12,539 Average Tuition & Fees
$49,877 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you attend Walden University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools list. Minneapolis, Minnesota is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private for-profit school handed out master’s degrees to 1,993 students in 2018-2019.

On average, master’s degree students take out $49,877 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 87% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, Walden University is an excellent choice, since graduate classes are offered online.

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1,544 Total Awards
$20,910 Average Tuition & Fees
$33,781 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Concordia University - Portland. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools list. Concordia University - Portland is a private not-for-profit institution located in Portland, Oregon. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,544 master’s degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their master’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $33,781 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 84% were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Concordia University - Portland. During the 2017-2018 year, about 90% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#6

National University

La Jolla, California
1,427 Total Awards
$15,480 Average Tuition & Fees
$38,287 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #6, National University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teaching students working on their master’s degree. Located in La Jolla, California, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,427 diplomas to qualifed master’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On average, master’s degree students take out $38,287 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 76% of those degree recipients were women.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at National University. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 60% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#7

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
1,416 Total Awards
$9,512 Average Tuition & Fees
$29,559 Avg Student Debt

Ball State University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree teaching programs. Located in Muncie, Indiana, the large public school handed out 1,416 master’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

On average, master’s degree students take out $29,559 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 85% of those degree recipients were women.

Ball State does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. In fact, around 80% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#8

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
1,290 Total Awards
$8,400 Average Tuition & Fees
$38,879 Avg Student Debt

Liberty University ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools list. Liberty University is a large private not-for-profit school located in Lynchburg, Virginia that handed out 1,290 master’s degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their master’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $38,879 in student loans. Around 82% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Liberty University does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In fact, around 96% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#9

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
1,280 Total Awards
$5,970 Average Tuition & Fees
$28,545 Avg Student Debt

University of the Cumberlands did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teaching students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Cumberlands is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Williamsburg, Kentucky. It awarded 1,280 master’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On average, master’s degree students take out $28,545 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 75% of those degree recipients were women.

Since the graduate programs at Cumberlands are online, the school is an excellent choice for graduate students who need more flexibility than what is offered at some other schools.

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1,205 Total Awards
$6,422 Average Tuition & Fees
$35,681 Avg Student Debt

Arkansas State University - Main Campus came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools ranking. A-State is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas and has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,205 master’s degrees to qualified students.

On average, master’s degree students take out $35,681 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 77% were women.

Online graduate courses are available at A-State, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 78% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#11

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
1,204 Total Awards
$6,592 Average Tuition & Fees
$43,585 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #11, Arizona State University - Skysong did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teaching students working on their master’s degree. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, the large public school handed out 1,204 master’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

Master’s Degree recipients from ASU - Skysong accumulate an average of $43,585 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 86% were women.

ASU - Skysong does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 99% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#12

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
1,200 Total Awards
$8,264 Average Tuition & Fees
$27,536 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #12, Lamar University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teaching students working on their master’s degree. Lamar University is located in Beaumont, Texas and has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,200 master’s degrees to qualified students.

On average, master’s degree students take out $27,536 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 72% of those degree recipients were women.

Lamar University does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. In fact, around 92% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#13

Relay Graduate School of Education

New York, New York
1,159 Total Awards
$8,623 Avg Student Debt

Relay Graduate School of Education did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teaching students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #13 on the list. Relay Graduate School of Education is a small private not-for-profit school located in New York, New York that handed out 1,159 master’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Master’s Degree recipients from Relay Graduate School of Education accumulate an average of $8,623 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 75% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Relay Graduate School of Education does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. During the 2017-2018 year, about 15% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#14

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1,056 Total Awards
$15,233 Average Tuition & Fees
$46,391 Avg Student Debt

Capella University landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree teaching programs. Capella University is a large private for-profit school located in Minneapolis, Minnesota that handed out 1,056 master’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On average, master’s degree students take out $46,391 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 86% were women.

If you are interested in distance education, Capella University is an excellent choice, since graduate classes are offered online.

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#15

Concordia University, Chicago

River Forest, Illinois
982 Total Awards
$9,180 Average Tuition & Fees
$24,276 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #15, Concordia University, Chicago did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teaching students working on their master’s degree. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in River Forest, Illinois, and it awarded 982 master’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On average, master’s degree students take out $24,276 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 77% of those degree recipients were women.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Concordia University, Chicago. During the 2017-2018 year, about 78% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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934 Total Awards
$16,752 Average Tuition & Fees
$37,591 Avg Student Debt

University of Phoenix - Arizona came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in Tempe, Arizona, the large private for-profit school awarded 934 diplomas to qualifed master’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On average, master’s degree students take out $37,591 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 77% were women.

Online graduate courses are available at UOPX - Arizona, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 98% took at least some of their classes online.

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926 Total Awards
$41,736 Average Tuition & Fees
$70,838 Avg Student Debt

Teachers College at Columbia University ranked #17 on this year’s Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in New York, New York, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 926 diplomas to qualifed master’s degree students in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their master’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $70,838 in student loans. Around 76% of those degree recipients were women.

Teachers College does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 14% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#18

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
896 Total Awards
$15,648 Average Tuition & Fees
$43,137 Avg Student Debt

George Mason University ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools list. George Mason University is a large public school located in Fairfax, Virginia that handed out 896 master’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Master’s Degree recipients from GMU accumulate an average of $43,137 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 83% of those degree recipients were women.

One thing to take note of is that GMU does offer online graduate classes in some areas. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 26% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#19

Hunter College

New York, New York
882 Total Awards
$11,398 Average Tuition & Fees
$29,689 Avg Student Debt

Hunter College ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in New York, New York, the large public school handed out 882 master’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

Master’s Degree recipients from Hunter accumulate an average of $29,689 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 77% of those degree recipients were women.

Hunter does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 7% took at least some of their classes online.

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#20

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
813 Total Awards
$6,868 Average Tuition & Fees
$35,674 Avg Student Debt

University of West Alabama landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree teaching programs. Located in Livingston, Alabama, the medium-sized public school awarded 813 diplomas to qualifed master’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On average, master’s degree students take out $35,674 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 82% were women.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at University of West Alabama. In fact, around 98% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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755 Total Awards
$10,248 Average Tuition & Fees
$32,080 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #21, The University of Texas at Arlington did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teaching students working on their master’s degree. UT Arlington is a large public school situated in Arlington, Texas. It awarded 755 master’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On average, master’s degree students take out $32,080 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 83% were women.

Online graduate courses are available at UT Arlington, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 59% took at least some of their classes online.

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#22

Touro College

New York, New York
723 Total Awards
$12,760 Average Tuition & Fees
$41,243 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #22, Touro College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teaching students working on their master’s degree. Touro is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in New York, New York. It awarded 723 master’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On average, master’s degree students take out $41,243 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 84% of those degree recipients were women.

Touro does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. In 2017-2018 about 24% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#23

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
721 Total Awards
$49,214 Average Tuition & Fees
$53,599 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #23, Harvard University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teaching students working on their master’s degree. Harvard is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 721 master’s degrees to qualified students.

On average, master’s degree students take out $53,599 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 73% were women.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Harvard. In fact, around 20% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#24

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
701 Total Awards
$27,024 Average Tuition & Fees
$29,193 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #24, Wilkes University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teaching students working on their master’s degree. Wilkes University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania that handed out 701 master’s degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their master’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $29,193 in student loans. Around 79% of those degree recipients were women.

Wilkes does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. In 2017-2018 about 84% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#25

Ashford University

San Diego, California
686 Total Awards
$12,810 Average Tuition & Fees
$43,168 Avg Student Debt

Ashford University ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in San Diego, California, the large private for-profit school handed out 686 master’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

On average, master’s degree students take out $43,168 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 88% were women.

If you are interested in distance education, Ashford University is an excellent choice, since graduate classes are offered online.

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Not only did these schools make the top 50 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

Concordia University, Irvine

Irvine, California
#27

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
#28

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
#29

National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois
#30

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
#31

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
#33

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey
#34

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California
#35

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
#36

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
#37

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
#38

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York
#38

Fort Hays State University

Hays, Kansas
#40

Brandman University

Irvine, California
#41

California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, California
#42

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
#43

Queens College

Queens, New York
#44

William Woods University

Fulton, Missouri
#45

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
#46

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
#46

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
#48

New York University

New York, New York
#49

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
#50

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado

To learn more about the schools below, just click on their names:

Rank School Location
53 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
54 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
55 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
56 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
57 American International College Springfield, MA
58 William Carey University Hattiesburg, MS
59 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
59 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
61 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
62 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
63 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
64 Emporia State University Emporia, KS
65 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
66 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
67 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
68 Concordia University, Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
69 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
69 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
71 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
72 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
73 Texas A&M University - Commerce Commerce, TX
74 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
75 Regent University Virginia Beach, VA
76 Lehman College Bronx, NY
77 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
78 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
79 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
80 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
81 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
81 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
83 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
84 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
85 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
86 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
87 Cambridge College Boston, MA
87 Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA
89 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
90 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
90 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
92 George Washington University Washington, DC
92 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
94 Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA
95 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
96 Endicott College Beverly, MA
97 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
98 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
98 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
100 Angelo State University San Angelo, TX
101 DePaul University Chicago, IL
101 Boise State University Boise, ID
101 Northcentral University San Diego, CA
104 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
105 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
106 University of La Verne La Verne, CA
107 Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX
107 California Baptist University Riverside, CA
109 The City College of New York New York, NY
109 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
111 Framingham State University Framingham, MA
112 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
112 Towson University Towson, MD
114 Georgetown College Georgetown, KY
114 University of Georgia Athens, GA
116 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
116 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
118 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
119 University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis, MO
120 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
120 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
122 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
123 Pace University - New York New York, NY
124 Concordia University, Texas Lakeway, TX
125 Morningside College Sioux City, IA
126 Marshall University Huntington, WV
126 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
128 University of St. Thomas Houston, TX
129 Alliant International University San Diego, CA
129 Florida International University Miami, FL
129 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
132 Pennsylvania State University - World Campus University Park, PA
132 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
132 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
135 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
135 Hamline University Saint Paul, MN
137 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
138 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
139 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
139 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
139 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
142 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
142 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
142 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
145 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
145 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
147 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
148 Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
148 Doane University Crete, NE
150 California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
151 Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
152 Piedmont College Demorest, GA
152 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
154 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
155 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
156 Bank Street College of Education New York, NY
156 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
158 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
158 Auburn University Auburn, AL
158 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
161 Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS
162 New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ
162 University at Albany Albany, NY
164 Kean University Union, NJ
164 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
166 University of Saint Joseph West Hartford, CT
167 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
168 Buffalo State Buffalo, NY
169 McDaniel College Westminster, MD
170 Salem State University Salem, MA
171 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
172 University of St Francis Joliet, IL
173 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
173 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
175 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
176 Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR
176 Mississippi College Clinton, MS
178 Notre Dame of Maryland University Baltimore, MD
178 University of Mississippi University, MS
180 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
180 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
182 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
183 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
183 Clemson University Clemson, SC
185 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO
186 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
186 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
188 Manhattanville College Purchase, NY

Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our most popular teaching schools ranking:

Rank School Location
189 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
189 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
191 California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
192 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
193 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
193 Drake University Des Moines, IA
193 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
196 Merrimack College North Andover, MA
197 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
198 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
199 Mercer University Macon, GA
199 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
199 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
202 The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler, TX
202 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
204 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, PA
205 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
206 The College of Saint Rose Albany, NY
207 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
207 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
209 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
210 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
211 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
212 University of Houston Houston, TX
212 Regis University Denver, CO
212 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
215 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
215 Carson - Newman University Jefferson City, TN
217 Stanford University Stanford, CA
217 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
217 California State University - San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
217 California State University - Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
221 Seattle University Seattle, WA
222 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
222 University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK
224 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
224 Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, MO
224 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
227 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN
227 Alfred University Alfred, NY
229 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
229 Ashland University Ashland, OH
231 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
232 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
232 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
232 Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC
232 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
236 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
236 Concordia College - New York Bronxville, NY
236 Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
239 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX
240 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
240 Universidad del Turabo Gurabo, PR
240 Canisius College Buffalo, NY
243 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
243 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
245 Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT
245 Fordham University Bronx, NY
247 Columbus State University Columbus, GA
247 Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL
247 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
247 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
247 Concordia University, Nebraska Seward, NE

Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • 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 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).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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