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Doctor’s Degree in General Education

2,601 Yearly Graduations
$71,800 Median Salary
$54,802 Median Debt
There are 100 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in education. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 37% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 3.8% of education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Majors

In 2017-2018, 2,601 doctor's degree were awarded to education majors. This makes it the 12th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

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 Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in education is $71,800. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $68,175 to a high of $82,825.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in education is $54,802. 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, $61,862 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $40,614.

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The median monthly payment of a education graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $638.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in education. About 70.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 765
Women 1,836
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Education

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 90
Black or African American 513
Hispanic or Latino 270
White 1,270
International Students 98
Other Races/Ethnicities 360
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Doctor's Degree Students

There are 100 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in education. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
483 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nova Southeastern University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 20,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,940 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,131 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 483 people received their doctor's degree in education from Nova Southeastern University. Of these students, 77% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Northcentral University

San Diego, California
462 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Northcentral University. Each year, around 10,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,064 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,864 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 462 people received their doctor's degree in education from Northcentral University. Of these students, 71% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
280 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in education. Each year, around 49,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,786 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,739 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 280 doctor's degree were handed out to education majors at Walden University. Of these students, 79% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

193 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,308 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,797 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 193 doctor's degree were handed out to education majors at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

77 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Each year, around 59,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,852 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 77 people received their doctor's degree in education from Ohio State. Of these students, 73% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
53 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Harvard University. Each year, around 31,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $46,340 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,384 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 53 people received their doctor's degree in education from Harvard. Of these students, 60% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
47 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Roughly 66,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 47 people received their doctor's degree in education from UCF. About 74% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
46 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in education. Roughly 35,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,736 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 46 people received their doctor's degree in education from GMU. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#9

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
42 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - St Louis comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in education. Roughly 16,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,491 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,436 per year.

The education program at University of Missouri - St Louis awarded 42 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 69% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

The University of America

Murrieta, California
36 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The University of America. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,000 per year.

The education program at The University of America awarded 36 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Widener University

Chester, Pennsylvania
33 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Widener University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $45,028 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,300 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 33 doctor's degree were handed out to education majors at Widener. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

#12

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California
32 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Azusa Pacific University. Each year, around 9,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,300 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,112 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 32 doctor's degree were handed out to education majors at Azusa Pacific. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#13

Claremont Graduate University

Claremont, California
31 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Claremont Graduate University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The education program at Claremont Graduate University awarded 31 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 68% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
31 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Los Angeles is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Each year, around 44,000 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 2017-2018 academic year, 31 doctor's degree were handed out to education majors at UCLA. About 61% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
31 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Massachusetts Amherst. Roughly 30,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,406 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,606 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 31 doctor's degree were handed out to education majors at UMass Amherst. Of these students, 74% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
30 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Purdue University - Main Campus. Each year, around 42,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 30 doctor's degree were handed out to education majors at Purdue. About 53% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
28 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Santa Barbara is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor'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 $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 28 doctor's degree were handed out to education majors at UCSB. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

27 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in education. Each year, around 25,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,366 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,531 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 27 people received their doctor's degree in education from Oklahoma State. About 56% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
25 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Commonwealth University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in education. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,217 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 25 doctor's degree were handed out to education majors at VCU. Of these students, 84% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
23 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in education. Each year, around 46,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,897 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,128 per year.

The education program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor awarded 23 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 6,405
Curriculum & Instruction 1,447
Teacher Education Subject Specific 621
Other Education 420
Student Counseling 392

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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