Grad Schools

Best Education Schools

A teacher must first be a student, and graduate education program rankings can help you find the right classroom. The 2021 U.S. News rankings of the top education schools along with the DIVERSITY in Ed diversity and equity rating may help tailor your search in identifying a good program fit for you.

State-by-State Listing

Top 50 Newsweek Ranking (in Blue) and

Diversity & Equity Rating based on:

  1. Startegic Plan for Diversity & Inclusion 

  2. Program Partnerships with Area Schools 

  3. Diversity Fellowships and/or Scholarships 

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

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ALABAMA

Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Auburn University 
Samford University
University of Alabama 
University of Alabama-Birmingham 
University of Alabama – Huntsville

ALASKA

University of Alaska-Fairbanks
University of Alaska-Southeast

ARIZONA

Arizona State University #13
Northcentral University
Northern Arizona University
University of Arizona

ARKANSAS

Arkansas State University-Jonesboro
Arkansas Tech University
Harding University
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville #50

CALIFORNIA

Alliant International University
Azusa Pacific University
Brandman University
California State University
Chapman University
Claremont Graduate University
Loyola Marymount University
Mills College
Pepperdine University 
San Diego State University #50
San José State University
Stanford University #3 
University of Southern California
University of California-Berkeley #21
University of California-Davis #39
University of California-Irvine #20
University of California-Los Angeles #4
University of California-Riverside
University of California-San Diego
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of California-Santa Cruz
University of Southern California #11 
University of La Verne
University of Redlands
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco

COLORADO

Colorado State University
University of Colorado-Boulder #29 
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
University of Colorado-Denver
University of Denver
University of Northern Colorado

CONNECTICUT

Central Connecticut State University
University of Connecticut #37
Western Connecticut State University

DELAWARE

University of Delaware #47 

FLORIDA

Florida A & M University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 
Florida Atlantic University  
Florida International University
Florida State University #47
University of Central Florida 
University of Florida #22
University of Miami 
University of South Florida

GEORGIA

Clark Atlanta University
Columbus State University
Georgia State University #50
Georgia Southern University
University of Georgia #37
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University 

HAWAII

University of Hawaii at Manoa

IDAHO

Boise State University #50

Idaho State College 

ILLINOIS

Chicago State University
DePaul University
Illinois State University
Loyola University Chicago
National-Louis University
Northern Illinois University McKendree University
Northwestern University #7
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign #31
University of St. Francis
Western Illinois University

INDIANA

Ball State University
Indiana State University 
Indiana University-Bloomington #34 
Purdue University-West Lafayette #50 

IOWA

Drake University
Iowa State University
University of Iowa #47
University of Northern Iowa

KANSAS

Kansas State University
University of Kansas #18 

KENTUCKY

Bellarmine University
University of the Cumberlands
University of Kentucky #43
University of Louisville 
Western Kentucky University

LOUISISANA

Louisiana State University 
Louisiana Tech University
Southeastern Louisiana University
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
University of Louisiana-Monroe

MAINE

University of Maine-Orono

MARYLAND

Bowie State University
Frostburg State University 
Johns Hopkins University #15
Loyola University of Maryland 
Salisbury University 

University of Maryland-College Park #27 

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston College #19
Boston University 
Harvard University #1
University of Massachusetts-Amherst 
University of Massachusetts-Boston #39 
University of Massachusetts-Lowell

MICHIGAN

Andrews University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Michigan State University #24 
Oakland University
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor #8 
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University

MINNESOTA

Hamline University
St. Cloud State University 
University of Minnesota-Duluth
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities #22
University of St.Thomas

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi College
Mississippi State University
University of Mississippi
William Carey University

MISSOURI

Maryville University of St. Louis
Saint Louis University
Southwest Baptist University
University of Missouri #43
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis #31
William Woods University

MONTANA
NEBRASKA

College of St. Mary
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

NEW HAMPSHIRE

University of New Hampshire

NEW JERSEY

Montclair State University
Rowan University 
Rutgers University-New Brunswick #43 
The College of New Jersey

Saint Peter’s University 
Seton Hall 

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico State University
University of New Mexico

NEW YORK

Binghamton University
Columbia University, Teachers College, #8 
D’Youville College
Fordham University #39 
Hofstra University
LIU Post
Manhattanville College 
New York University #10
Queens College
St. John’s University

SUNY Oswego 

SUNY Geneseo 

Syracuse University 

The City College of New York 
University at Albany
University at Buffalo

NORTH CAROLINA

Appalachian State University
East Carolina University
Gardner-Webb University
North Carolina State University-Raleigh #31 
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill #24 
University of North Carolina-Charlotte 
University of North Carolina-Greensboro 
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Western Carolina University

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota State University
University of North Dakota

OHIO

Ashland University
Bowling Green State University 
Cleveland State University
Kent State University 
Miami University 
Ohio State University #27 
Ohio University
University of Cincinnati 
University of Dayton 
University of Toledo

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma State University
Oral Roberts University
University of Oklahoma 

OREGON

Lewis & Clark College
Oregon State University
Pacific University
Portland State University
University of Oregon #11

PENNSYLVANIA

Arcadia University 
Drexel University
Duquesne University
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Holy Family University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Lehigh University 
Pennsylvania State University-University Park #36
Robert Morris University
Temple University #43
University of Pennsylvania #2
University of Pittsburgh #39

RHODE ISLAND

Johnson & Wales University
University of Rhode Island-Rhode Island College

SOUTH CAROLINA

Clemson University 
South Carolina State University
University of South Carolina 

SOUTH DAKOTA

University of South Dakota

TENNESSEE

East Tennessee State University
Lipscomb University

Middle Tennessee State University 
Tennessee Tech
Union University
University of Memphis
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
University of Tennessee-Knoxville 
Vanderbilt University #4 

TEXAS

Baylor University
Dallas Baptist University
Lamar University
Sam Houston State University
Southern Methodist University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M University-College Station #34 
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
University of Houston
University of North Texas
University of Texas-Arlington
University of Texas-Austin #15 
University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
University of Texas-San Antonio
University of the Incarnate Word

UTAH

Brigham Young University-Provo ♦ 
University of Utah  #29 
Utah State University 

VERMONT

University of Vermont 

VIRGINIA

College of William and Mary 
George Mason University 
Liberty University
Old Dominion University 
Regent University
Shenandoah University
University of Virginia #15 
Virginia Commonwealth University #26
Virginia Tech

WASHINGTON

University of Washington #14
Western Washington University

WASHINGTON DC

American University 
Catholic University of America 
Gallaudet University
George Washington University
Howard University 

WEST VIRGINIA

Marshall University
West Virginia University 

WISCONSIN

Cardinal Stritch University
Edgewood College
Marquette University 
University of Wisconsin-Madison #4
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
University of Wisconsin-Stout

WYOMING

University of Wyoming

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