ACE Ranks Among Top 10 in Multiple Degrees, IPEDS Reports

News | February 04, 2022

Bianca Stakes
Marketing Content Coordinator

INDIANAPOLIS–American College of Education has improved upon its previous rankings as a leading conferrer of graduate level degrees in education, according to newly released data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). IPEDS is an annual survey that collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States.

According to the report, ACE conferred 3,258 degrees in the 2019-2020 academic year—a 20 percent increase since its 2,709 conferrals in 2018-2019. Twelve degree rankings were listed in the top 10 (See below for a full listing.).

Particularly in its education programs, ACE increased its ranking for doctoral programs from 48th to 9th overall while increasing market share. The master’s level is listed third overall.

“I’m very, very excited with this data,” ACE President Shawntel Landry said. “We confer degrees at four different levels—bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctorate—and to see the fruit of the efforts of our faculty and staff reminds us that we are living out our mission to see students reach their goals and cross the finish line of graduation.”

Notable Top-10 Degree Rankings

  • #1 in English as Second Language/Bilingual Education
  • #1 in Health and Wellness Education
  • #1 in STEM Education
  • #2 in Educational Technology
  • #2 in Educational Leadership
  • #2 in Literacy
  • #3 in Curriculum and Instruction
  • #4 in Teacher Leadership
  • #4 in Early Childhood Education
  • #4 in Doctorate-level Leadership
  • #5 in Advanced Studies
  • #6 in Elementary Education


About American College of Education
American College of Education (ACE) is an accredited, 100% online college specializing in high-quality, affordable programs in education, business, leadership, healthcare and nursing. Headquartered in Indianapolis, ACE offers more than 70 innovative and engaging programs for adult students to pursue a doctorate, specialist, master’s or bachelor’s degree, along with micro-credentials and graduate-level certificate programs. In addition to being a leader in online education, ACE is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

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