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Bachelor’s Degree in General Education

4,243 Yearly Graduations
$32,000 Median Salary
$25,440 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in education is offered at 283 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 31% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.0% of education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 4,243 students earned their bachelor's degree in education. This earns it the #84 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in education at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 20,368
Bachelor’s Degree 4,243
Doctor’s Degree 2,601
Associate’s Degree 2,089
Graduate Certificate 1,164
Basic Certificate 682
Undergraduate Certificate 338

Earnings of Education Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in education is $32,000. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $27,600 and the high is $35,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in education is $25,440. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $27,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $22,677.

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The median monthly payment of a education graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $264.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in education. About 82.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 738
Women 3,505
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in Education

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 235
Black or African American 373
Hispanic or Latino 547
White 2,591
International Students 212
Other Races/Ethnicities 285
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 283 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in education. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
318 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Irvine tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for education majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Roughly 35,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 318 people received their bachelor's degree in education from UC Irvine. Around 82% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#2

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
254 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Valley State University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 25,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,796 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,693 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 254 people received their bachelor's degree in education from GVSU. Of these students, 74% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Ashford University

San Diego, California
192 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Ashford University. Each year, around 36,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,790 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 192 people received their bachelor's degree in education from Ashford University. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#4

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
153 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Michigan State University. Roughly 50,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,132 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 153 people received their bachelor's degree in education from Michigan State. About 93% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
153 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in education. Roughly 24,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,387 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 153 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#6

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, Oregon
124 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Western Oregon University. Each year, around 5,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,391 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,796 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 124 people received their bachelor's degree in education from Western Oregon State College. About 86% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Niagara University

Niagara University, New York
117 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Niagara University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,700 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,308 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 117 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at Niagara. About 78% of this group were women, and 1% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

97 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kent State University at Kent comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 28,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,312 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,536 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 97 people received their bachelor's degree in education from Kent State. Of these students, 62% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, New York
93 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Empire State College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Roughly 10,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

The education program at SUNY Empire State College awarded 93 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 90% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware
88 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wilmington University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 14,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,160 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,586 per year.

The education program at Wilmington University awarded 88 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 85% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
85 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Oregon is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 22,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,765 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,526 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 85 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at UO. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#12

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey
84 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Monmouth University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,438 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $26,114 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 84 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at Monmouth. About 87% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

75 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is The University of Texas at San Antonio. Each year, around 30,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,343 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,615 per year.

The education program at The University of Texas at San Antonio awarded 75 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#13

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
75 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Oregon State University. Roughly 30,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,390 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,555 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 75 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at Oregon State. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#15

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
68 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Atlantic University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 30,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $2,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,467 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 68 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at FAU. About 97% of this group were women, and 74% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Green Bay, Wisconsin
63 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Roughly 7,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,298 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,793 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 63 people received their bachelor's degree in education from University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. Of these students, 97% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

59 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Bothell Campus comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Roughly 5,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,127 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,510 per year.

The education program at University of Washington - Bothell Campus awarded 59 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#18

Chapman University

Orange, California
58 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Chapman University. Roughly 9,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,340 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,168 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 58 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at Chapman. Of these students, 93% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, Florida
51 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Florida Gulf Coast University. Roughly 14,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,191 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,974 per year.

The education program at Florida Gulf Coast University awarded 51 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 94% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia
48 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fairmont State University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 3,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,408 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,556 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 48 people received their bachelor's degree in education from Fairmont State. Of these students, 77% were women and 2% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to education that offer bachelor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 49,802
Teacher Education Subject Specific 21,278
Special Education 9,761
Other Education 1,680
Educational Administration 554

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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