Announces Best Education Grad Programs for Overall Value and Career Support

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Indiana State University, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern education programs named best value.

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Two topics swirl in the heads of potential education graduate students: can I afford this program and will it help me secure a teaching job?

Today, teachers face difficult job prospects in some states because of budget cuts, so it’s important for graduate students to choose a program that suits their needs within their budget. Additionally, career support—the people who will help students land that dream job—has become more vital than ever.

To that end,, the online guide to graduate schools for future graduate students, has released a new set of student-based rankings that combine overall value and career support. The rankings are based solely on student surveys and use a 10 star system (with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the best) and verbatim answers submitted by 4,900 students from more than 550 accredited education programs across the United States between Sept. 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013.

The Best Education Programs for Grad Program Value:

1.)    Indiana State University (10 stars)
Johns Hopkins University (10 stars)
Northwestern University (10 stars)
2.)    University of Alabama at Birmingham (9.875 stars)
3.)    University of California-Berkeley (9.8 stars)
4.)    University of South Carolina at Columbia (9.75 stars)
5.)    Kent State University-Main Campus (9.7 stars)
6.)    University of Kansas (9.667 stars)
Texas A & M University-Commerce
7.)    New Mexico State University-Main Campus (9.6 stars)
8.)    University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus (9.5 stars)
     Vanderbilt University (9.5 stars)
     Florida State University (9.5 stars)
9.)    California State University, Northridge (9.4 stars)
10.)    The Ohio State University (9.33 stars)
                 Boston University (9.33 stars)
                 Indiana University Bloomington (9.33 stars)

The Best Education Programs for Career Support:

1.)    University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus (10 stars)
Johns Hopkins University (10 stars)
2.)    University of California-Berkeley (9.75 stars)
3.)    University of South Carolina at Columbia (9.69 stars)
4.)    Indiana State University (9.625 stars)
5.)    University of Miami (9.125 stars)
6.)    University of Kansas (9 stars)
Harvard University (9 stars)
Stanford University (9 stars)
7.)    Georgia State University (8.833 stars)
8.)    Northwestern University (8.667 stars)
9.)    California State University, Northridge (8.6 stars)
10.)    Texas A & M University-Commerce (8.556 stars)

Students often leave comments that correspond with a review of their programs. One Class of 2012 Indiana State University student wrote: “The biggest asset of this program is the amount of networking that takes place. Whether it is the hands on fieldwork/Prac/Internship in the field or the professional development conferences and guest speakers that are invited to come to our classes, this program has immersed me into the educational scene. Additionally, the program director is incredibly dedicated to her students and goes to incredible lengths to ensure your success. The supervision provided by the university is unmatched and the development of the cohort into a working body of professionals is phenomenal. The program is geared toward working adult professionals in a distance format, and as such, you can go through the program at your own pace when it comes to on-site hours. The rigor of the program still leaves you with the knowledge and ability to be effective within your community after graduation.”

Please visit for the full rankings of Top 25 Education Grad Programs in the country. Additionally, students may continue to review their programs and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. All business school rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to April 1, 2013. assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

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