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Doctor’s Degrees in General Education

2,518 Yearly Graduations
$71,800 Median Salary
$54,802 Median Debt
A doctor's degree in education is offered at 98 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 39% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.7% of education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,518 earned their doctor's degree in education. This makes it the 14th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in education at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 19,995
Doctor’s Degree 2,518
Graduate Certificate 1,224

Earnings of Education Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in education is $71,800. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $68,175 to a high of $82,825.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in education is $54,802. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $61,862 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $40,614.

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The median monthly payment of a education graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $638.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in education. About 72.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 686
Women 1,832
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Education

The racial-ethnic distribution of education doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 92
Black or African American 536
Hispanic or Latino 286
White 1,175
International Students 143
Other Races/Ethnicities 286
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Doctor's Degree Students

There are 98 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in education. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
402 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nova Southeastern University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 20,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 402 doctor's degrees were handed out to education majors at Nova Southeastern University. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#2

Northcentral University

San Diego, California
394 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Northcentral University. Roughly 10,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,064 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,983 per year.

The education program at Northcentral University awarded 394 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 74% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
249 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Walden University. Each year, around 50,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 249 people received their doctor's degree in education from Walden University. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

218 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,298 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,933 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 218 people received their doctor's degree in education from Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network. About 65% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

73 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education. Each year, around 61,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

The education program at Ohio State University - Main Campus awarded 73 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 68% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
54 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Mississippi is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Roughly 22,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,718 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,718 per year.

The education program at University of Mississippi awarded 54 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 70% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
52 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is George Mason University. Roughly 37,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 people received their doctor's degree in education from GMU. About 62% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
49 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education. Each year, around 26,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 doctor's degrees were handed out to education majors at Johns Hopkins. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#9

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California
44 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Azusa Pacific University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,592 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their doctor's degree in education from Azusa Pacific. About 59% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
43 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harvard University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Each year, around 31,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

The education program at Harvard University awarded 43 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#11

Claremont Graduate University

Claremont, California
42 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Claremont Graduate University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The education program at Claremont Graduate University awarded 42 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#12

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
37 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Missouri - St Louis. Roughly 16,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,079 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,007 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 doctor's degrees were handed out to education majors at UMSL. Of these students, 68% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
36 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - Los Angeles. Roughly 44,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their doctor's degree in education from UCLA. About 67% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
36 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Roughly 30,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 doctor's degrees were handed out to education majors at UMass Amherst. Of these students, 72% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
34 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Central Florida. Roughly 68,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

The education program at University of Central Florida awarded 34 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#15

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
34 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Virginia - Main Campus. Each year, around 24,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,578 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their doctor's degree in education from University of Virginia. About 76% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
33 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Roughly 44,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their doctor's degree in education from Purdue. Of these students, 61% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
32 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education. Each year, around 42,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The education program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 32 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 38% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
31 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Skysong comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education. Each year, around 38,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

The education program at Arizona State University - Skysong awarded 31 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 55% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
26 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each year, around 30,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,019 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,552 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 doctor's degrees were handed out to education majors at UNC Chapel Hill. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to education that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 6,651
Curriculum & Instruction 1,415
Teacher Education Subject Specific 570
Other Education 500
Student Counseling 383

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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