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Education at American University

If you are interested in studying education, you may want to check out the program at American University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 14,001. In 2021, 17 education majors received their bachelor's degree from The American University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Education section at the bottom of this page.

The American University Education Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Education (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Master’s Degree in Education

Online Classes Are Available at The American University

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

The American University does offer online education options in education for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

The American University Education Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the education progam at The American University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The education major at The American University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Education. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Education Master’s Degree Schools 98
Most Popular Online Education Doctor’s Degree Schools 123
Best Education Graduate Certificate Schools 172
Most Popular Education Master’s Degree Schools 255
Most Popular Education Basic Certificate Schools 368
Most Popular Education Graduate Certificate Schools 488
Best Value Education Schools 816

In 2021, 170 students received their master’s degree in education from The American University. This makes it the #256 most popular school for education master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 0 student who received their doctoral degrees in education, making the school the #481 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Education Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the education majors at American University.

The American University Education Bachelor’s Program

88% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 17 education majors earned their bachelor's degree from The American University. Of these graduates, 12% were men and 88% were women.


About 53% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in education at The American University are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a bachelor's in education.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 9
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

The American University Education Master’s Program

84% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 170 education majors earned their master's degree from The American University. Of these graduates, 16% were men and 84% were women.


In the education master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 47% of degree recipients. That is 16% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a master's in education.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 27
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 61
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 51

The American University also has a doctoral program available in education. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Education

Education majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from American University. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 102
Teacher Education Grade Specific 46
Teaching English or French 16
International Education 12
Special Education 11
Educational Assessment 2

Careers That Education Grads May Go Into

A degree in education can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
High School Teachers 3,850 $65,180
Elementary School Teachers 3,260 $79,480
Teacher Assistants 2,860 $35,300
Social Scientists 2,690 $102,300


*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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