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2021 Best Education Schools in Virginia

11 Colleges

Finding the Best Education School for You

In 2018-2019, education students earned 8,813 degrees and certificates from a Virginia school, making the subject the 4th in the state.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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 assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Education Schools in Virginia ranking. Our analysis looked at 11 schools in Virginia to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Education Schools in Virginia

The colleges and universities below are the best for education majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Education Schools

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Our 2021 rankings named Virginia Tech the best school in Virginia for education students. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a very large student population.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Virginia - Main Campus is a great place for education students. Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend George Mason University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Education Schools in Virginia list. Located in the suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#4

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

The excellent programs at James Madison University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best education schools in Virginia. JMU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Harrisonburg.

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#5

Marymount University

Arlington, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Marymount University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Education Schools in Virginia list. Located in the medium-sized city of Arlington, Marymount is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#6

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

Shenandoah University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Education Schools in Virginia ranking. Located in the small city of Winchester, Shenandoah is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Virginia Commonwealth University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Education Schools in Virginia list. Located in the medium-sized city of Richmond, VCU is a public college with a very large student population.

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With a ranking of #8, Emory and Henry College did quite well on this year’s best schools for education students. Emory & Henry College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Emory.

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#9

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

With a ranking of #9, Old Dominion University did quite well on this year’s best schools for education students. Located in the midsize city of Norfolk, Old Dominion is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#10

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for education students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Degrees Awarded
North Carolina 9,071
West Virginia 1,743
South Carolina 3,554
Florida 10,788
Arkansas 5,011
Mississippi 3,678
Tennessee 5,435
Louisiana 3,079
Alabama 4,903
Kentucky 5,547
Georgia 9,354

Education Majors to Study

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
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767
Student Counseling 13,679
Instructional Media Design 7,063
Other Education 5,503
Teaching English or French 5,407
Multilingual Education 1,636
Teaching Assistants 1,591
Educational Assessment 1,532
Education Philosophy 634
International Education 400

Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 203,399
Psychology 177,655
Communication & Journalism 122,154
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 59,281
History 32,806

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 11 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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