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Doctor’s Degrees in General Education

2,518 Yearly Graduations
$71,800 Median Salary
$54,802 Median Debt
There are 98 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in education. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 39% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.7% of education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,518 students earned their doctor's degree in education. This makes it the 14th 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 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 Doctor’s Degrees

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 72.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 686
Women 1,832
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Education

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 92
Black or African American 536
Hispanic or Latino 286
White 1,175
International Students 143
Other Races/Ethnicities 286
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Doctor's Degree Students

There are 98 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in education. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
402 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
75% 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. Each year, around 20,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

The education program at Nova Southeastern University awarded 402 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 77% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Northcentral University

San Diego, California
394 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northcentral University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education. Roughly 10,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,064 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,983 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 394 doctor's degrees were handed out to education majors at Northcentral University. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#3

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
249 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education. Each year, around 50,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

The education program at Walden University awarded 249 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

218 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,298 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,933 per year.

The education program at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network awarded 218 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 65% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

73 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
14% 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 61,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 73 doctor's degrees were handed out to education majors at Ohio State. Of these students, 68% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
54 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Mississippi. Roughly 22,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,718 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,718 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 doctor's degrees were handed out to education majors at Ole Miss. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#7

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
52 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education. Roughly 37,300 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 $12,144 per year.

The education program at George Mason University awarded 52 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
49 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Each year, around 26,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 people received their doctor's degree in education from Johns Hopkins. About 69% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California
44 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Azusa Pacific University. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,592 per year.

The education program at Azusa Pacific University awarded 44 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
43 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Harvard University. Each year, around 31,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 doctor's degrees were handed out to education majors at Harvard. About 67% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Claremont Graduate University

Claremont, California
42 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Claremont Graduate University. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 doctor's degrees were handed out to education majors at Claremont Graduate University. About 79% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
37 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - St Louis comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education. Roughly 16,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,079 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,007 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their doctor's degree in education from UMSL. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#13

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
36 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Los Angeles comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education. Roughly 44,500 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.

The education program at University of California - Los Angeles awarded 36 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
36 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
11% 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 30,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their doctor's degree in education from UMass Amherst. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#15

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
34 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education. Roughly 68,400 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 doctor's degrees were handed out to education majors at UCF. About 82% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
34 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Virginia - Main Campus comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education. Each year, around 24,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,578 per year.

The education program at University of Virginia - Main Campus awarded 34 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 76% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
33 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Purdue University - Main Campus. Roughly 44,400 attend the school each year. 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.

The education program at Purdue University - Main Campus awarded 33 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#18

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
32 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - Berkeley. Each year, around 42,500 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, 32 doctor's degrees were handed out to education majors at UC Berkeley. Of these students, 38% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
31 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Skysong is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Each year, around 38,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 doctor's degrees were handed out to education majors at ASU - Skysong. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

#20

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
26 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education. Each year, around 30,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,019 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,552 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their doctor's degree in education from UNC Chapel Hill. About 77% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 6,651
Curriculum & Instruction 1,415
Teacher Education Subject Specific 570
Other Education 500
Student Counseling 383

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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