EdD Programs Online (Doctor of Education)

Earning an EdD degree online can be a convenient way to get the training you need to move into educational leadership. Get the inside scoop on these programs, what it takes to get in, succeed, graduate, and take the next step toward the career you truly want.

Last Updated: 08/14/2020

Today’s Best Online EdD Programs for Education Professionals

Online EdD programs have become increasing popular for education professionals. Many are flexible, affordable, and help mid-career educators excel in teaching or leadership positions. Yet finding the right program can be a challenge. You need to understand accreditation, evaluate costs, and figure out if the school you want to attend even has the concentration to move your career forward. The following list is your starting point. It breaks down today’s best and most affordable online EdD programs, and allows you to sort by the data points that mean the most to you. See which EdD programs online stand out in 2020.

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1Texas A & M University-College StationCollege Station, TXONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

Texas A&M’s online Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction degree prepares students for leadership positions in P-12 school settings, both public and private, by providing knowledge and skills in curriculum, instruction, and instructional assessment. All coursework is presented online in an asynchronous format, meaning that students can access and complete their studies according to their own schedules. This is a cohort program, however, so it is not self-paced and the course load for each semester is pre-determined. Additionally, students are required to participate in professional internships (a total of 300 hours over two semesters). All students must also make three campus visits during the course of their degree studies. The estimated completion time for this degree is four years (beyond the master’s degree) and concludes with the presentation of a research-based Record of Study project. The degree program commences each spring and students are required to participate in summer sessions throughout the program.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolYes ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,448Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid48% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$58,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
2University of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbia, MOONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

The University of Missouri’s Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree is designed for practicing education professionals who want to expand their leadership skills and enhance their career opportunities. Program graduates typically find employment across the P-20+ context as principals, directors, superintendents, university administrators and faculty members, and more. To earn this degree, students must successfully complete 34 credit hours of coursework and 12 credit hours dissertation work. The degree program is presented in a blended format, meaning that some courses are completed entirely online while others require attendance on MU’s Columbus campus during the first two summers of the program. Additionally, students participate in coursework on Wednesday evenings with a partner institution either in-person or synchronously online for students assigned to a virtual cohort. Students are also required to attend an on-campus orientation session in the late spring. All students qualify for in-state tuition rates regardless of where they reside.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,380Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid65% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$48,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
3University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical CampusDenver, COONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

The University of Colorado Denver's Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity degree with Higher Education concentration focuses on issues of educational access, equity, and social justice to empower leadership professionals in higher education in rural and urban communities. This Higher Education concentration EdD is a 54-credit hour, cohort-based program designed for working professionals to be completed in three years. Degree work is done primarily online. However, students are required to attend weeklong in-person sessions in the summer (first three years) and winter (first two years) on the school's Denver campus. The program concludes with each student completing a Doctoral Research Project during the third year. CU's online EdD in Leadership for Educational Equity offers the unique feature of providing graduates with executive coaching for up to one year following graduation.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students6,582Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid50% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$56,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
4University of FloridaGainesville, FLONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs5 Get Info

The University of Florida offers five online EdD degree program options: Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on Educational Technology; Curriculum and Instruction with Teachers, Schools and Society specialization (TSS); Higher Education Administration; Leadership in Educational Administration Doctorate (LEAD); and Special Education. Program lengths vary between four and five years of part-time study. Admissions and degree requirements also vary by program, but all feature online coursework along with some level of on-campus attendance. For example, the Higher Education Administration option requires students to attend two to three weekend sessions each semester on the UF campus and other college campuses in the State of Florida. And TSS program, for example, requires attendance at weeklong summer institutes on the UF campus as well as one-day visits to campus for oral qualifying exams and dissertation defense.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students30,795Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid32% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$56,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
5Grand Canyon UniversityPhoenix, AZONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs7 Get Info

Grand Canyon University offers seven Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership programs that feature online coursework: Special Education; Christian Ministry; Higher Education Leadership; Health Care Administration; Organizational Development; K-12 Leadership; and Behavioral Health. GCU also offers an online Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with Adult Learning emphasis. In addition to online coursework, all EdD students at GCU are required to attend two four-day in-person Doctoral Residencies at which students meet with peers and consult with faculty members for academic feedback and to help develop, present, and defend their dissertations. All of GCU's online EdD programs require earning 60 credit hours of course and dissertation-related work, and may be completed in as little as three years. Students can transfer in up to 9 credit hours for previously-completed applicable coursework.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students75,154Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementNoInstitutional Financial Aid97% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$52,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
6Texas Tech UniversityLubbock, TXONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs3 Get Info

There are three cohort-based Doctor of Education degree programs available from Texas Tech University that feature online study. TTU’s EdD in Agricultural Education is a 64-credit hour program that focuses on providing a comprehensive knowledge of agricultural education and/or agricultural communications, a supporting field, and research and statistics methods. The 60-credit hour EdD in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare school executives to identify and implement research-based solutions to practice problems in the PS-12 school district context. TTU’s 60-credit hour EdD in Higher Education Administration is offered with two emphasis options: Community College Administration and College/University Administration. All three degree programs are presented in a hybrid/blended format, meaning that coursework is delivered fully online, but students must also fulfill a number of in-person requirements on TTU’s Lubbock campus. Additionally, all programs conclude with the writing, presentation, and defense of a dissertation.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students17,369Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid44% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$51,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
7Capella UniversityMinneapolis, MNONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs5 Get Info

Capella University’s online Doctor of Education degree program is designed to provide students with leadership skills for positions as district administrators, policy specialists, faculty members, and other education professionals in K-12 or higher education settings. CU’s EdD is available with five specializations: Adult Education; Curriculum & Instruction; Educational Leadership; Performance Improvement Leadership; and Reading & Literacy. Each of the five programs require completion of 64 credit hours consisting of 40 credit hours of core and specialization coursework, followed by 24 credit hours devoted to development and writing of the student’s culminating capstone Doctoral Project. All programs are completed 100% online – including the Doctoral Project – without any required residencies or other in-person experiences. Capella EdD students have access to a wide range of online support services, including academic and financial aid advisors, career counselors, writing coaches, and library with librarian services.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students36,284Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid50% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$63,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
8University of Nebraska-LincolnLincoln, NEONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln offers two Doctor of Education degrees obtainable primarily through online study. The EdD in Educational Studies with Educational Leadership and Higher Education specialization provides professional development and academic preparation for students who aspire to educational organization leadership positions. However, it is not for individuals pursuing administrative certification. Three concentrations are available: Community College Leadership; Educational Leadership; and Higher Education Administration. UNL’s EdD in Educational Administration with P-12 School Leadership specialization is designed specifically for education professionals interested in obtaining credentials for p-12 administrative positions. Both UNL programs feature fully-online coursework, and the EdD in Educational Studies can be completed entirely online with no required in-person residencies. The EdD in Educational Administration, however, does require attendance at on-campus seminars during the summer sessions for the first three years of the program.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students10,896Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid69% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$46,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
9Oregon State UniversityCorvallis, ORONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

OSU’s Doctor of Education in Adult and Higher Education degree is offered with two concentration options: The Community College Leadership (CCL) option focuses on the application of best practices, high-quality research, and leadership to the challenges facing community and technical colleges. The Leadership in Higher Education (LHE) option focuses on the mission and role of four-year colleges and universities, and the research, leadership, and best practices applied to problems facing those schools. This cohort-based program is presented in a hybrid format that combines online and in-person study. In-person classes take place two weekends each term at OSU’s classroom building in downtown Portland. Courses delivered online in this program are not formally approved for teacher licensure outside of the state of Oregon. Out-of-state students are advised to determine licensure requirements in their jurisdiction prior to enrollment in the program.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students12,725Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid68% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$49,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
10Arizona State University-SkysongScottsdale, AZONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

The online Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation offered by Arizona State University is designed for current professional educator-leaders interested in transforming their practices and creating better learning opportunities for their students. Degree students focus on one of three study areas within the context of their coursework: PK-12 Change Leadership; Higher Education Change Leadership; or Systems, Professional, and Reimagined Change Leadership. This cohort-based program requires completion of 90 credit hours of fully-online coursework culminating in the presentation of an action-research dissertation. However, students are automatically awarded 30 credit hours for this program upon submittal of the official transcripts from their previously-conferred master’s program. Admission to the program occurs twice a year in the spring and fall semesters. Those persons interested in earning the Arizona Superintendent Certification should apply to the face-to-face program, as the needed coursework is not available in the online degree program.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students30,422Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid53% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$47,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
11Kent State University at KentKent, OHONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs8 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students14,235Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid79% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$38,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
12The University of West FloridaPensacola, FLONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,219Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid83% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$38,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
13Webster UniversitySaint Louis, MOONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students5,122Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid93% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$42,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
14Nova Southeastern UniversityFort Lauderdale, FLONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs6 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students10,045Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid99% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$45,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
15University of Southern MississippiHattiesburg, MSONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs4 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students9,434Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid73% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$36,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
16University of DenverDenver, COONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,752Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid85% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$56,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
17Sam Houston State UniversityHuntsville, TXONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs4 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students10,547Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid9% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$44,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
18University at BuffaloBuffalo, NYONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students6,522Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid65% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$52,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
19East Carolina UniversityGreenville, NCONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students12,348Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid49% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$40,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
20University of MississippiUniversity, MSONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students6,972Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid71% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$42,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
21Boise State UniversityBoise, IDONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,358Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid76% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$37,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
22University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaign, ILONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students14,551Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid46% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$61,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
23University of ArkansasFayetteville, ARONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs6 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,183Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid41% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$44,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
24Regent UniversityVirginia Beach, VAONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs4 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,505Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid89% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$41,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
25Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VAONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs4 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students67,312Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid89% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$36,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
26The University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, ALONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students11,697Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid57% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$44,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
27University of Massachusetts-AmherstAmherst, MAONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students6,689Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid80% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$51,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
28University of Massachusetts-LowellLowell, MAONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students5,943Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid76% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$53,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
29University of Northern ColoradoGreeley, COONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs4 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,319Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid84% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$42,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
30Indiana University-BloomingtonBloomington, INONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,490Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid58% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$47,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
31Central Michigan UniversityMount Pleasant, MIONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,038Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid86% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$41,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
32Clemson UniversityClemson, SCONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students5,663Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid77% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$52,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
33Boston UniversityBoston, MAONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,026Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid47% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$65,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
34New Mexico State University-Main CampusLas Cruces, NMONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs4 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students5,771Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid65% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$34,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
35Colorado State University-Fort CollinsFort Collins, COONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,753Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid57% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$47,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
36Regis UniversityDenver, COONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs0 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students5,219Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid97% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$56,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
37Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MDONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs4 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students9,822Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid52% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$73,200 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
38University of KentuckyLexington, KYONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students6,984Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid69% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$45,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
39University of North Carolina WilmingtonWilmington, NCONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,146Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid39% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$41,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
40Northwestern State University of LouisianaNatchitoches, LAONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,224Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid65% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$34,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
41St John's University-New YorkQueens, NYONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students4,051Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid100% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$55,200 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
42University of South DakotaVermillion, SDONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students4,764Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid67% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$42,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
43University of West GeorgiaCarrollton, GAONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs4 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,295Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid15% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$38,200 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
44University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CAONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs4 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,608Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid58% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$74,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
45Wayne State UniversityDetroit, MIONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,507Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid90% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$40,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
46DePaul UniversityChicago, ILONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students6,278Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid94% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$53,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
47Concordia University-PortlandPortland, ORONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs6 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,498Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid98% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$43,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
48Andrews UniversityBerrien Springs, MIONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs10 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students418Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid100% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$45,200 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
49Lamar UniversityBeaumont, TXONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students9,501Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid20% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$39,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
50University of St FrancisJoliet, ILONLINE DOCTORATE EDUCATION TEACHING PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,323Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid98% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$53,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.

Types of Online Doctorates in Education

Given the professional goals and demographics of most EdD students, online EdD programs are typically designed for working professionals and individuals with family or personal obligations. As a result, EdD programs available online are developed with flexibility in mind, often allowing students to self-pace. Students will be happy to find that numerous options exist for online doctorates in education that can bring their professional goals within reach. These options include:

Full-Time Online EdD Programs

When reviewing brochures and websites of potential online EdD programs, a common question students have is how long it will take to earn their degree. Most programs estimate this at around three years. But that timeframe assumes full-time study of one to three courses per semester, with students taking courses year round for three semesters per year. A full-time study course load is best for individuals who want to earn their degree as quickly as possible and have a professional and personal schedule that can accommodate it.

Part-Time EdD Programs Online

Most programs have created a full-time track that can accommodate students with full-time jobs. But some students have additional professional or personal obligations that make even this accommodating curriculum difficult to manage. That’s when it might be a good idea to take on a part-time track, which allows you to better juggle professional, community, and family responsibilities along with school work. It’s also a good option for those who are not in a rush to complete their degree and who have a learning style better suited to less pressure during the learning process. In most cases, a part-time curriculum adds one to two years to the length of time it takes to complete an online EdD program.

Hybrid or Blended

Many online programs that offer the Doctor of Education have their coursework available 100% online, including the capstone project or dissertation. But some schools may have on-campus requirements before graduation, such as a dissertation defense that must be conducted in-person before a committee. These EdD programs can be considered as hybrid or blended online programs, with elements of in-person and online coursework. While not as convenient as programs that are 100% online, they can still be desirable if you wish to have face-to-face interactions with faculty, advisors, and fellow classmates.

Online EdD with No GRE

As a requirement for admissions, many schools ask applicants to submit their GRE or other standardized test scores. This is generally required at more competitive programs and well known schools. However, not everyone interested in an EdD can afford the time and money required to prepare for and take this exam. In recognition of this additional challenge, some schools will simply not require the GRE, will make it optional or allow students to replace the GRE with another application item, such as a writing assessment.

Online EdD Program Concentrations

In recognition of the diversity of the education field, most EdD programs online make available a host of concentrations or specializations for students to focus on. Some are fairly common while others are more unique. If you’re interested in a common concentration, you have a wider range of programs to choose from. If you’re interested in one that’s less common, understand that you’ll have a far more limited number of programs you can consider. We discuss some of the more popular concentrations below.

Leadership

When most people think of a successful school, they think of great teachers and disciplined students. But creating this environment conducive for learning is not so simple. It takes the ability to manage multiple individuals at different levels and various areas of expertise. EdD students who focus on this area of specialization will learn how to create this successful learning environment. This includes learning communication, management, and analytical skills to coordinate the many moving parts within an academic setting.

Curriculum & Instructions

This concentration focuses on the development of research-based theories and principles to create the most effective learning environment possible for teachers and students. This means creating strategic academic goals and a curriculum that’s able to meet those goals. The curriculum will focus mostly on the classroom setting, but EdD students may learn about improving education within a corporate setting as well.

Higher Education

As its name implies, this concentration places an emphasis on education at the post-secondary level, primarily in colleges and universities. The curriculum will focus on learning styles and considerations of adult learners. Coursework will examine past, current and potential future issues in higher learning, including policy, governance, finance, and diversity in not just the academic setting, but government, nonprofit, and corporate settings as well.

Quantitative Methods in Education

This concentration is tailored for individuals who prefer numbers, statistics and using quantitative methods for policy analysis. The classes will therefore not only cover quantitative methods for research and data analysis, but also teach students to apply these findings to modify existing teaching methods, engage in independent research, and shift academic policy within an organizational setting.

How Much Does an Online EdD Cost?

Getting an online EdD degree can drastically improve your professional prospects, but how much does it cost? Well, that’s not a simple question to answer as it depends on so many different factors, including your state of residency, type of school (public versus private), prior academic coursework, pace of learning, how quickly you can complete your dissertation or capstone project and whether you can qualify of scholarships, grants or other forms of gift-based financial aid. But we’d like to give you a rough ballpark figure, so we compiled a selection of various schools with online EdD programs to give you a rough idea of what you can expect a degree to cost in terms of tuition.

School Name No. of Credits Cost/Credit Total Cost
University of New England Online 51 $920 $46,920
Johns Hopkins University 48 to 54 $1,458 $69,984 to $78,732
Capella University 64 (quarter credits) $745 $47,680
Baylor University 54 $1,785 $96,390
Vanderbilt University 54 $1,938 $104,652

How Long Do Online EdD Programs Take?

It’s hard to predict how long an EdD program will take due to the self-pacing provided by an online curriculum. In addition, there’s the final capstone project or dissertation, where students have some flexibility on how long they can take to complete it. But generally speaking, the typical student will take about three years to complete their EdD degree when taking classes full-time. Many programs allow for an extra few years for students to complete the required coursework as well as their dissertation or capstone project.

EdD vs PhD in Education: What’s the Difference?

The EdD, or Doctor of Education, is similar to the PhD, or Doctor of Philosophy, in that they are both terminal degrees in the education realm. However, they are not necessarily interchangeable. Depending on your career goals and desired job, one degree is far more useful and appropriate than the other.

For example, the EdD is best suited for those wishing to work in an administrative role concerning education policy and strategy. In contrast, a PhD is better suited for those who wish to work in academia, whether it be teaching future education leaders, developing post-secondary education curriculums to train future teachers, or engaging in research.

What Are the Admissions Requirements for an Online EdD Program?

Admissions requirements for online EdD programs vary by school and program. Some of the general requirements for a doctorate program in education include:

Online application

Transcripts for all post-secondary education

Letters of recommendation

Personal statement

Application fee

Curriculum vitae or resume

Proof of an undergraduate and master’s degree

However, students applying to some of the more competitive programs, or those interested in a specific concentration, may also be required to provide:

GRE or other standardized test scores

A minimum undergraduate GPA (usually at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)

Writing sample

Proof of a minimum amount of relevant professional experience

Do You Need to Complete a Dissertation?

The vast majority of EdD online programs will end with a dissertation or capstone project. Traditionally, dissertations are more theory-based and result in a research project with conclusions that must be defended before a committee. In contrast, a capstone project does not result in a dissertation, but instead a different kind of deliverable, such as a report or portfolio. The research and topic from a capstone project will focus more on a practical problem or issue. But in reality, in most EdD programs the differences between a dissertation and capstone projected are relatively small. They both provide opportunities for students engage in research and apply what they have learned to a practical issue or concern within the education field.