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Education at Northwestern University

What traits are you looking for in a education school? To help you decide if Northwestern University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's education program.

Northwestern is located in Evanston, Illinois and has a total student population of 22,603. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 22 students received a bachelor's degree in education from Northwestern.

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

Northwestern Education Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Master’s Degree in Education
  • Doctorate Degree in Education

Online Classes Are Available at Northwestern

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

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

  • Master’s Degree

Northwestern Education Rankings

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

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The education major at Northwestern 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 Graduate Certificate Schools 6
Most Popular Education Graduate Certificate Schools 444
Most Popular Education Doctor’s Degree Schools 457
Most Popular Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools 788
Most Focused Education Master’s Degree Schools 1,104
Most Focused Education Schools 1,979

In 2021, 64 students received their master’s degree in education from Northwestern. This makes it the #560 most popular school for education master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 2 students who received their doctoral degrees in education, making the school the #457 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Education Student Demographics at Northwestern

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

Northwestern Education Bachelor’s Program

55% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The education program at Northwestern awarded 22 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 45% of these degrees went to men with the other 55% going to women. The typical education bachelor's degree program is made up of only 19% men. So male students are more repesented at Northwestern since its program graduates 26% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 15% more racial-ethnic minorities in its education bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 11
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Northwestern Education Master’s Program

73% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 64 education majors earned their master's degree from Northwestern. Of these graduates, 27% were men and 73% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 19% men graduate in education each year. Northwestern does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 7% more men than average.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 25
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 30

Northwestern also has a doctoral program available in education. In 2021, 2 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Education

The following education concentations are available at Northwestern University. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Northwestern University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Education Philosophy 32
Educational Administration 31
Teacher Education Subject Specific 9
Educational Assessment 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6
Other Education 5
General Education 1

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 IL, the home state for Northwestern University.

Occupation Jobs in IL Average Salary in IL
Elementary School Teachers 65,630 $62,140
Teacher Assistants 60,630 $27,710
High School Teachers 43,720 $72,370
Preschool Teachers 24,120 $31,500
Middle School Teachers 22,320 $63,860


*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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