Top Education Graduate School Rankings in 2016

Rank College / University (Graduate School name) Tuition Total enrollment Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students Doctoral programs acceptance rate
1 Johns Hopkins University $1,000 per credit (full-time) 1,869 165 164 28.9%
2 Harvard University $41,616 per year (full-time) 876 164 160 4.7%
3 Stanford University $44,184 per year (full-time) 379 163 158 4.6%
3 Vanderbilt University (Peabody) $1,782 per credit (full-time) 934 163 158 5.7%
5 University of Wisconsin-​Madison $11,864 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,191 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,011 155 152 30.7%
6 University of Washington $15,015 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,840 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 917 156 150 24.3%
7 Northwestern University $46,836 per year (full-time) 294 161 159 8.1%
7 Teachers College, Columbia University $1,398 per credit (full-time) 4,911 159 155 17.8%
7 University of Pennsylvania $45,568 per year (full-time) 1,046 161 158 5%
10 University of Texas-​Austin $8,402 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,338 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,124 156 152 25.5%
11 University of Michigan-​Ann Arbor $20,470 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,384 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 630 156 155 11.8%
12 University of Oregon $16,032 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,752 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 516 158 151 10.7%
13 Michigan State University $679 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,302 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,970 156 151 36.6%
13 University of California-​Los Angeles $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 747 157 152 27.8%
15 Ohio State University $11,560 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,104 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,018 157 154 44.4%
15 University of Southern California (Rossier) $1,602 per credit (full-time) 1,748 161 157 15.6%
17 Arizona State University $10,610 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,044 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,428 158 150 31.4%
17 University of California-​Berkeley $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 355 157 152 14%
17 University of Kansas $363 per credit (in-state, full-time); $849per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 989 154 152 44.9%
20 New York University (Steinhardt) $35,496 per year (full-time) 3,049 160 156 8.6%
21 University of Minnesota-​Twin Cis $15,458 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,680 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,749 158 153 33.2%
22 University of Virginia (Curry) $14,244 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,568 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 918 159 154 15.4%
23 Boston College (Lynch) $1,260 per credit (full-time) 689 160 157 7.1%
24 University of Illinois-​Urbana-​Champaign $11,824 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,546 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 777 157 154 29.5%
25 Indiana University-​Bloomington $413 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,202 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 934 154 152 26.4%
27 University of Pittsburgh $20,742 per year (in-state, full-time); $33,960 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 930 156 153 37.2%
27 Virginia Commonwealth University $10,258 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,091 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 898 157 155 47.6%
29 University of Colorado-​Boulder $10,224 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,522 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 363 161 155 16.8%
30 University of Florida $449 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,253 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,106 155 152 50%
31 University of California-​Irvine $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 238 157 158 19%
31 University of Connecticut (Neag) $12,202 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,674 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 671 160 152 38.7%
33 University of Georgia $8,088 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,388 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,650 153 152 45.4%
33 University of North Carolina-​Chapel Hill $8,693 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,904 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 424 158 153 49.2%
33 Utah State University $4,994 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,478 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 967 154 153 33.9%
36 Pennsylvania State University-​University Park $18,816 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,180 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,070 155 153 39.2%
37 University of Delaware $1,625 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,625 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 321 156 158 49.5%
38 Purdue University-​West Lafayette $9,208 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,010 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 567 153 154 42.6%
38 University of California-​Davis $13,109 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,211 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 446 157 151 28.8%
40 Florida State University $404 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,035 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,181 153 152 43.1%
40 University of Missouri $347 per credit (in-state, full-time); $910 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,507 153 149 16.4%
40 University of Nebraska-​Lincoln $285 per credit (in-state, full-time); $816 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 965 152 152 46.6%
43 University of Arizona $11,738 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,720 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 765 155 153 54.2%
43 University of Illinois-​Chicago $11,254 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,252 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 726 153 150 59.4%
43 University of Iowa $9,788 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,698 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 720 154 152 42.4%
46 College of William and Mary $7,576 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,519 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 403 157 149 54.8%
46 George Mason University $322 per credit (in-state, full-time); $558 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 2,220 153 150 42.7%
46 Lehigh University $565 per credit (full-time) 477 158 152 22.5%
46 Texas A&M University-​College Station $308 per credit (in-state, full-time); $670 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,432 152 151 56.1%
50 Syracuse University $1,341 per credit (full-time) 682 152 148 39.6%
50 University of Massachusetts-​Amherst $110 per credit (in-state, full-time); $414 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 642 155 152 47%
52 Boston University $45,686 per year (full-time) 543 152 146 33.7%
52 George Washington University $1,475 per credit (full-time) 1,498 155 150 48.2%
52 North Carolina State University-​Raleigh $9,352 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,551 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,362 156 153 31.9%
52 University of Tennessee-​Knoxville $10,111 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,300 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 705 160 155 69.5%
56 Temple University $805 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,103 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,109 156 151 40.7%
56 University at Albany-​SUNY $10,370 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,190 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 944 158 153 35.7%
56 University of Miami $1,790 per credit (full-time) 322 154 152 16.1%
59 Fordham University $1,240 per credit (full-time) 1,082 159 151 35.6%
59 Loyola Marymount University $1,074 per credit (full-time) 1,412 158 150 31.1%
59 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-​New Brunswick $15,888 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,736 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 937 155 152 41%
59 Southern Illinois University-​Carbondale $1,154 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,745 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,026 148 155 30.8%
59 University of Kentucky $11,312 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,644 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 726 152 153 46%
59 University of Louisville $11,326 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,568 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,082 156 152 31%
59 University of Utah $7,431 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,513 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 559 150 151 24.2%
59 Washington University in St. Louis $45,700 per year (full-time) 27 N/A N/A 7.7%
67 University of California-​Santa Barbara (Gevirtz) $13,185 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,287 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 327 157 154 22%
67 University of Vermont $14,184 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,832 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 280 156 149 51.2%
69 Clemson University (Moore) $3,566 per year (in-state, full-time); $7,093 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 466 156 151 46.5%
69 University of Oklahoma (Rainbolt) $4,394 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,970 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 790 153 148 45.7%
71 Georgia State University $6,516 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,014 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,592 152 147 27.1%
71 San Diego State University $6,738 per year (in-state, full-time); $372 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,178 150 144 71.1%
73 CUNY-​Graduate Center $8,630 per year (in-state, full-time); $835 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 74 155 153 22.2%
73 University of Maine $418 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,310 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 378 154 153 27.3%
73 University of Wisconsin-​Milwaukee $11,686 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,152 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 689 152 148 22.9%
76 Auburn University $8,586 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,758 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 944 149 146 38.2%
76 University at Buffalo-​SUNY $10,370 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,190 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,081 153 150 53.1%
76 University of California-​Riverside $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 245 154 151 46.6%
76 University of Cincinnati $14,468 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,210 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,526 157 151 26.9%
76 University of Hawaii-​Manoa $552 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,334 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 825 153 147 50.5%
76 University of Massachusetts-​Boston $2,590 per year (in-state, full-time); $9,758 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 985 156 152 32.7%
76 University of North Carolina-​Charlotte $4,008 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,295 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,375 153 146 54.5%
83 Baylor University $1,437 per credit (full-time) 136 155 154 45%
83 Iowa State University $7,990 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,804 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 524 154 147 63.2%
83 University of Central Florida $359 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,183 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,805 153 149 53.3%
83 University of North Carolina-​Greensboro $4,641 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,090 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 957 156 149 51%
83 University of South Florida $431 per credit (in-state, full-time); $877 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,372 153 150 54.1%
88 Boise State University $5,805 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,657 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,292 154 149 24.2%
88 Brigham Young University-​Provo (McKay) $6,310 per year (LDS member, full-time); $12,620 per year (Non-LDS member, full-time) 328 156 153 37.1%
88 Kansas State University $463 per credit (in-state, full-time); $925 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,004 149 149 41.7%
88 Louisiana State University-​Baton Rouge $7,480 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,311 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 372 153 145 57.1%
88 University of Alabama $9,826 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,950 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,070 150 147 56%
88 University of Arkansas-​Fayetteville $388 per credit (in-state, full-time); $919 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,123 152 149 77.2%
88 University of South Carolina $12,024 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,770 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 909 157 148 57.3%
88 Virginia Tech $11,656 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,351 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 760 153 149 65.8%
96 Ball State University $378 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,040 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 2,385 153 148 17.7%
96 University of Colorado-​Denver $360 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,219 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,381 N/A N/A 65.6%
96 University of San Diego $1,325 per credit (full-time) 683 155 151 29.7%
99 Loyola University Chicago $930 per credit (full-time) 666 151 145 29.5%
99 Mississippi State University $7,040 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,378 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 776 151 151 88.9%
99 Ohio University $10,536 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,500 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 846 147 144 41.6%
99 Oklahoma State University $187 per credit (in-state, full-time); $795 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 879 N/A N/A 29.7%
99 University of California-​San Diego $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 128 153 146 51.6%