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General Education Schools in Massachusetts

In 2018-2019, 1,619 students earned their Education degrees in MA.

As a degree choice, General Education is the 5th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of General Education Majors in Massachusetts

Education majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,239
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 329
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 329
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 329
Post-Master’s Certificate 51
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 51

Gender Distribution

In Massachusetts, a education major is more popular with women than with men.

General Education Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of education majors in Massachusetts is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.7%
  • Black or African American: 8.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.5%
  • White: 59.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 11.4%
  • Other Races: 7.6%
General Education Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Education Grads in Massachusetts

There are 1,890 people in the state and 60,930 people in the nation working in education jobs.

General Education Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for General Education Jobs in Massachusetts

A typical salary for a education grad in the state is $76,230, compared to a typical salary of $73,680 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 20 colleges in Massachusetts that offer education degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge
663 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,655 Total Students

7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 86%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $70,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

339 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,857 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.00%. 10% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $54,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

201 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
31,350 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. The average student takes 4.14 years to complete their degree at UMass Amherst.

#4

Lesley University

Cambridge
71 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,510 Total Students

23% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $32,200 after graduation. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $32,289.

#5

Bay Path University

Longmeadow
67 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
3,324 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 21%. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 4.80% which is lower than average.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
2,356 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,100 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Of all the students who attend this school, 25% get financial aid.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
6,535 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. The 2.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,507 Total Students

In their early career, MCLA grads earn an average salary of $28,100. This public school has an average net price of $17,914. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 53% are considered full time.

#9

Merrimack College

North Andover
33 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
5,186 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private institution charges an average net price of $33,230. 100% of students get financical aid.

#10

Clark University

Worcester
25 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
3,498 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,000 a year. The student loan default rate is 1.90% which is lower than average.

General Education Careers in MA

Some of the careers education majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Education Professors 15% $70,280

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to education.

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,176
Special Education 1,138
Teacher Education Subject Specific 961
Educational Administration 674
Other Education 542
Curriculum & Instruction 525
Student Counseling 252
Teaching English or French 159

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