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2022 Best Adult & Continuing Education Doctor's Degree Schools

13 Colleges in the United States
125 Doctor's Degrees
a doctor's degree in adult and continuing education is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #137 out of 815 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

College Factual looked at 13 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Adult & Continuing Education Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 125 doctor's degrees in adult and continuing education during the 2019-2020 academic year.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Adult & Continuing Education School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Adult & Continuing Education Doctor's Degree Schools The adult and continuing ed doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on adult and continuing education students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other adult and continuing education students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized adult and continuing education related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for adult and continuing education students working on their doctor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Adult & Continuing Education Doctor's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Adult & Continuing Education in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in adult and continuing education.

10 Top Schools for a Doctorate in Adult and Continuing Ed

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6 Annual Graduates

Texas A&M University - College Station is a good decision for students pursuing a doctor's degree in adult and continuing education. Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of College Station.More information about a doctorate in adult and continuing education from Texas A&M University - College Station

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
9 Annual Graduates

Teachers College at Columbia University is a good decision for students pursuing a doctor's degree in adult and continuing education. Teachers College is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a doctorate in adult and continuing education from Teachers College at Columbia University

#3

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13 Annual Graduates

University of Georgia is a good choice for individuals pursuing a doctor's degree in adult and continuing education. UGA is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Athens.More information about a doctorate in adult and continuing education from University of Georgia

#4

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
49 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in adult and continuing education needs to check out Capella University. Capella University is a fairly large private for-profit university located in the city of Minneapolis.More information about a doctorate in adult and continuing education from Capella University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4 Annual Graduates

UCONN is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Storrs.More information about a doctorate in adult and continuing education from University of Connecticut

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

Louisiana State University is a fairly large public university located in the city of Baton Rouge.More information about a doctorate in adult and continuing education from Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

#7

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in adult and continuing education from Oregon State University

#8

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Manhattan, K -State is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in adult and continuing education from Kansas State University

#9

Ball State University

Muncie, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Muncie, Ball State is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in adult and continuing education from Ball State University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in adult and continuing education from Florida International University

Adult & Continuing Education by Region

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Adult & Continuing Education is one of 11 different types of Teacher Education Grade Specific programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Adult and Continuing Ed

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Development & Methodology 101
Teacher Education 94
Elementary Education 34
Early Childhood Education 23
Kindergarten/Preschool Education & Teaching 12
Secondary Education 10
College/Postsecondary/University Teaching 1

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Vgrigas. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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