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2021 Best General Education Doctor's Degree Schools

79 Colleges
$74,488 Avg Salary
$61,500 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Education Doctor's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 31,066 people earned a degree or certificate in general education, making the major the #40 most popular in the United States.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best General Education Doctor's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 79 schools in the United States to see which doctor's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best General Education Doctor’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the education doctor's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 15% Best General Education Doctor's Degree Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Claremont Graduate University the best school in the United States for general education students working on their doctor’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Claremont, Claremont Graduate University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their Doctor's Degree, education graduates from Claremont Graduate University carry an average student debtload of $118,756. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $1,248.

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Stanford University

Stanford, CA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Stanford University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best General Education Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Out of the 79 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Harvard University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge.

On average, education graduates from Harvard take out $52,764 in student loans while working on their Doctor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $478.

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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

The excellent doctor’s degree programs at Johns Hopkins University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best general education schools in the United States. Located in the city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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The excellent doctor’s degree programs at University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best general education schools in the United States. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Champaign.

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University of Delaware landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best doctor’s degree general education programs. U of Delaware is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Newark.

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With a ranking of #7, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network did quite well on this year’s best schools for general education students working on their doctor’s degree. Located in the large city of Boston, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best doctor’s degree general education programs. UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

The average amount in student loans that education majors at UPenn take out while working on their Doctor's Degree is $52,486.

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Azusa Pacific University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for general education students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Azusa Pacific is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Azusa.

Education majors at Azusa Pacific take out an average of $95,790 in student loans while working on their Doctor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $1,094.

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University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

University of Chicago came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best General Education Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

With a ranking of #11, University of the Pacific did quite well on this year’s best schools for general education students working on their doctor’s degree. Located in the city of Stockton, Pacific is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best General Education Doctor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
12 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
13 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
14 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
15 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA

General Education by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 14 majors within the area of study, general education has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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