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Bachelor’s Degree in General Education

4,523 Yearly Graduations
$32,000 Median Salary
$25,440 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in education is offered at 303 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 33% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.0% of education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,523 bachelor's degree were awarded to education majors. 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 19,995
Bachelor’s Degree 4,523
Doctor’s Degree 2,518
Associate’s Degree 2,187
Graduate Certificate 1,224
Basic Certificate 507
Undergraduate Certificate 112

Earnings of Education Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in education is $32,000. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $27,600 to a high of $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 school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

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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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $264.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in education. About 82.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 792
Women 3,731
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 259
Black or African American 386
Hispanic or Latino 655
White 2,591
International Students 271
Other Races/Ethnicities 361
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 303 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in education. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
379 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for education students seekinga bachelor's degree is University of California - Irvine. Each year, around 35,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 379 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at UC Irvine. Around 82% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#2

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
232 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Grand Valley State University. Roughly 25,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,180 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,208 per year.

The education program at Grand Valley State University awarded 232 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 72% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Ashford University

San Diego, California
183 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ashford University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Roughly 36,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,060 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 183 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at Ashford University. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#4

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
147 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 50,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

The education program at Michigan State University awarded 147 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 94% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
135 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Each year, around 24,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

The education program at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee awarded 135 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 84% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Niagara University

Niagara University, New York
135 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Niagara University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,525 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at Niagara. About 76% of this group were women, and 1% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, Oregon
132 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Western Oregon University. Roughly 5,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 people received their bachelor's degree in education from Western Oregon State College. About 84% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, New York
102 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Empire State College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 10,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 102 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at SUNY Empire State College. About 96% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

96 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kent State University at Kent comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Roughly 28,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,602 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,766 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at Kent State. About 58% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
92 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Oregon is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in education. Roughly 22,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,958 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 92 people received their bachelor's degree in education from UO. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

84 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in education. Roughly 46,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at UW Seattle. Of these students, 86% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
80 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Atlantic University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in education. Roughly 30,200 attend the school each year. 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.

The education program at Florida Atlantic University awarded 80 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 74% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

75 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Washington - Bothell Campus. Each year, around 5,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 people received their bachelor's degree in education from University of Washington - Bothell Campus. About 87% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
75 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon State University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 30,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 people received their bachelor's degree in education from Oregon State. About 83% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware
71 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wilmington University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,784 per year.

The education program at Wilmington University awarded 71 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 87% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

68 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at San Antonio is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in education. Roughly 30,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,510 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,771 per year.

The education program at The University of Texas at San Antonio awarded 68 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#17

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Green Bay, Wisconsin
65 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 7,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,298 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,996 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. About 91% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey
65 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Monmouth University. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,126 per year.

The education program at Monmouth University awarded 65 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#19

Chapman University

Orange, California
60 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chapman University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 9,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,957 per year.

The education program at Chapman University awarded 60 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#20

Midland University

Fremont, Nebraska
50 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Midland University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in education. Each year, around 1,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,561 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 bachelor's degree were handed out to education majors at Midland U. About 70% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 50,540
Teacher Education Subject Specific 21,322
Special Education 8,866
Other Education 1,730
Educational Administration 573

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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