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2021 Best Other Education Schools

163 Colleges
$46,456 Avg Salary
$33,666 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Other Education School for You

In 2018-2019, 5,503 people earned a degree or certificate in other education, making the major the #146 most popular in the United States.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Other Education Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 163 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Other Education Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Other Education Colleges.

Top 15% Best Other Education Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine the best school in the United States for other education students. LECOM is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Erie.

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#2

Towson University

Towson, MD

The excellent programs at Towson University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best other education schools in the United States. Towson is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Towson.

Other Education majors at Towson take out an average of $17,184 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $178, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Johns Hopkins University is a great place for other education students. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Other Education Schools list. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the city of Minneapolis.

While working on their degree, other education majors at UMN Twin Cities accumulate an average of around $19,500 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $202.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Southern California. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Other Education Schools list. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles.

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#6

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL

Olivet Nazarene University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Other Education Schools list. Located in the small suburb of Bourbonnais, Olivet Nazarene is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, other education graduates from Olivet Nazarene take out $59,000 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $687.

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University of Minnesota - Duluth did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for other education students. It came in at #7 on the list. UMN Duluth is a fairly large public school located in the city of Duluth.

The average amount in student loans that other education majors at UMN Duluth take out is $27,660. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $287, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Other Education Schools ranking. SCU is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Santa Clara.

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#9

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Other Education Schools list. Located in the city of Bethlehem, Lehigh is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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#10

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania ranked #10 on this year’s Best Other Education Schools list. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#11

Martin Luther College

New Ulm, MN

Martin Luther College landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best other education programs. MLC is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the town of New Ulm.

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#12

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

With a ranking of #12, Northwestern University did quite well on this year’s best schools for other education students. Northwestern U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Evanston.

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#13

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College ranked #13 on this year’s Best Other Education Schools list. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Chestnut Hill.

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#14

Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

Stevenson University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Other Education Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Stevenson, Stevenson is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#15

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University ranked #15 on this year’s Best Other Education Schools list. Located in the large city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#16

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

With a ranking of #16, Fordham University did quite well on this year’s best schools for other education students. Located in the large city of Bronx, Fordham U is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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#17

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA

With a ranking of #17, Wilkes University did quite well on this year’s best schools for other education students. Located in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#18

Endicott College

Beverly, MA

Endicott College landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best other education programs. Located in the large suburb of Beverly, Endicott is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, other education majors at Endicott accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#19

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

With a ranking of #19, University of Wyoming did quite well on this year’s best schools for other education students. U of Wyoming is a large public school located in the remote town of Laramie.

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University of St Thomas Minnesota landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best other education programs. UST MN is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

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Indiana University - Bloomington landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best other education programs. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the city of Bloomington.

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#22

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for other education students. It came in at #22 on the list. Gonzaga is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Spokane.

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#23

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Other Education Schools ranking. Located in the city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#24

Pace University - New York

New York, NY

Pace University - New York ranked #24 on this year’s Best Other Education Schools list. Pace University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
25 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA
26 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
27 Spalding University Louisville, KY
28 Saint Martin’s University Lacey, WA
29 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
30 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
31 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
32 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE

Other Education by Region

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

Other Education is one of 14 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639

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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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