Best universities for education degrees 2019 Find the best colleges for education degrees using Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data An education degree can open the doors to working and teaching in schools as well as carrying out research into how we learn. Times Higher Education has ranked the best universities for education degrees to help you decide on the best university for you. Stanford University and Harvard University take the top spots in the ranking, with the University of Oxford taking fifth place. The University of Hong Kong is the only university in Asia to rank in the top 10, at number four, and the University of Cambridge rounds off the top 10. The remainder of the top 10 is dominated by US universities. US universities are well-represented in the entire subject ranking for education, with 118 universities. A total of 170 of the universities are from Europe and 31 are from Asia. Canada and Australia are also represented in the ranking, with 19 and 33 universities respectively. Times Higher Education subject rankings are based on the same 13 performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings 2019. However, the methodology is carefully recalibrated for each subject, with the weightings changed to suit the individual fields. The full methodology for education can be found here.