Based on student and alumni evaluations, this list ranks the best colleges for a doctorate in education. Among the list are well-known universities like Vanderbilt, Arizona State, Boston College, Harvard, and Syracuse. Indiana State University tops the list with a 93.33 score and a 100% student recommendation rating. In-state tuition for this student-favorite program is $7,184 and $13,916 for out-of-state tuition. Regarding Indiana State's program, one student commented that "This type a of practical program provides the most hands on, real life experiences that you can get as a Student Affairs Professional. I can say that the program made me feel like I was well prepared to go into the work field and be successful."
Other top-ranked programs include the University of Wisconsin - Madison, whose in-state tuition is $11,870. One UW student writes, “The program can be tailored to career goals... and the program provides a robust curriculum that covers current concepts with extensive attention to today's heavy technology leaning." University of Oregon ranked high on the list as well with an 87.38 score, and this ranking was confirmed by comments from students, such as, "The teachers were well versed in their subjects, as a class we cooperated and discussed our classes... and both teachers and my cohort are still available as a support network." Click on the university names below to find out more details about these stand-out programs.
Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a 2018 Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular degree program must have submitted feedback on their institution. Graduate Programs only considers regionally or nationally accredited, non-profit institutions for our rankings. Aggregated student rating values were multiplied by 20 to create a Student Score out of 100; in the event of a tie, schools were awarded the same rank value.
Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2016-2017 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from their institution of choice for more details.