Education

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

304,679

declining 1.25%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$6,519

growing 0.757%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$28,524

growing 3.3%

Average Wage

$53,683

growing 2.43%

People in Workforce

5.09M

growing 0.654%

Average Employee Age

46.2

declining 0.25%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Education degree recipients are New York, NY, San Diego, CA, and Phoenix, AZ. The locations with a relatively high number of Education degree recipients are Fair Oaks, CA, Livingston, AL, and New Ulm, MN. The most common degree awarded to students studying Education is a masters degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Education and the types of students that study this field. Grand Canyon University awards the most degrees in Education in the US, but American College of Education and Montessori Education Center of the Rockies have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Education.

Tuition costs for Education majors are, on average, $6,519 for in-state public colleges, and $28,524 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Education programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (982 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (158,612 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Education

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Education, is Public, 4-year or above (158,612 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Education programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,519

Median In-State Public

$28,524

Median Out of State Private

Grand Canyon University has the most Education degree recipients, with 5,239 degrees awarded in 2016.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Education.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Education programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, American College of Education and Montessori Education Center of the Rockies have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Education, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Education

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Education by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Education.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Education graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Education majors is $53,683 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

The industry that employs the most Education majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Not specified wholesale trade.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

$53,683

Average Wage in Workforce

± $495

2.43%

1 Year Growth

± 1.27%

The average salary for Education majors is $53,683 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

This chart shows the average annual salaries of the most common occupations for Education majors.

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Highest Paying Locations

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Education majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Education majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

The most common occupations Education majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Education majors working as Elementary & middle school teachers, Special education teachers, and Secondary school teachers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations by median income for Education majors are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Dentists.

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Occupations by Share

5.09M

2017 Workforce

± 54,413

0.654%

1 Year Growth

± 1.51%

The number of Education graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 0.654%, from 5.05M in 2016 to 5.09M in 2017.

The largest single share of Education graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (39.2%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Education by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

5.09M

2017 Workforce

± 54,413

0.654%

1 Year Growth

± 1.51%

The number of Education graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 0.654%, from 5.05M in 2016 to 5.09M in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Education graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Education.

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Specialty Locations

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Education majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Education in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Education is 46.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Masters Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Education degrees, and White students earn the majority (200,042) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

46.2

Average Age in 2017

± 0.148 Years

0.25%

1 Year Change

± 0.456%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Education. The most common ages of employees with this major are 47 and 46 years old, which represent 2.85% and 2.56% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Education are Masters Degree, Bachelors Degree, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The most common degree types held by the working population in Education are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (78.5%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Education.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    200,042 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    32,244 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    30,376 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Education for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Female

    55,572 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    13,373 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    7,423 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Education. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Mexico

    52,145 degree recipients

  2. Philippines

    33,077 degree recipients

  3. Cuba

    23,402 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. South Central Asia, not specified

    7.49 times more than expected

  2. St Vincent & the Grenadines

    4.32 times more than expected

  3. Uzbekistan

    4.29 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in South Central Asia, not specified that hold Education degrees (7.49 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (52,145 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Education field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Education majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Education majors need more than the average amount of Management of Material Resources, Operations Analysis, and Management of Financial Resources.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Education majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Management of Material Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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