Compare Education editions

K–12 and higher education institutions may qualify for our Education editions, which provide a suite of productivity tools tailored for teaching and learning. 

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Compare Education editions

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Use these tables to compare the following editions, available to qualified education institutions:

  • Education—Suite of productivity apps for teaching and learning
  • Enterprise for Education—Suite of apps with premium features for security, data control, and customization
General Email Other services

Core services

Usage and support

User access options

Security and data protection

Reports and audit logs

3rd-party app integration

Device management

Email addresses and mailing lists

Email usage and limits

Email security and compliance

Advanced email delivery options

Drive and online docs editors

Google Meet

Calendar

 

Core services

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  Education Enterprise for Education
Gmail and Calendar
Groups and collaborative inboxes
Chat and chat rooms
Storage and collaboration: Drive, Docs editors
Video conferencing with Meet
Directory management
Other Google services: Blogger, YouTube, and more
Vault for eDiscovery and information governance
Cloud Search for internal search and assist
(across Google services)
 

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Usage and support

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  Education Enterprise for Education
Cost Free* Fee per user
Allowed number of users Any number Any number
Email, document, photo storage per user Unlimited** Unlimited**
99.9% uptime guarantee
24/7 phone support ✔***

* For qualified educational institutions
** Accounts with 4 or fewer users get 1 TB per user
*** Faster response times when you purchase 200 or more user licenses

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User access options

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  Education Enterprise for Education
Supported browsers
Access across devices (computers, phones, tablets)
Works without Internet (offline access)
Microsoft Outlook
IMAP and POP mail clients

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Security and data protection

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  Education Enterprise for Education
2-Step Verification
Security key management for 2-Step Verification
Enforced SSL connections
Alert center: Notifications of potential security issues
Collaboration with trusted external domains
Password monitoring and strength control
Data loss prevention (DLP)
Access control based on user, device context  
Choose a geographic location for your data   
Security center: Prevent, detect, remediate threats  

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Reports and audit logs

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  Education Enterprise for Education
Usage trends of apps and users (many reports)
Audit logs of user and admin activity (many logs)
Advanced Drive auditing and reports
Originality reports for student assignments  5 per course Unlimited
Exporting reports to BigQuery  
Access Transparency logs of admin activity  

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3rd-party app integration

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  Education Enterprise for Education
Single sign-on (SSO) using Google as IdP
Single sign-on (SSO) using a 3rd-party IdP 
App catalog of 200+ preconfigured SAML apps
Auto-provisioning of SAML apps (maximum number) Unlimited Unlimited
Secure LDAP: Connect LDAP-based apps and services
Manage access to password vaulted apps  

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Device management

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  Education Enterprise for Education
Fundamental endpoint management (many features)
Advanced endpoint management (many features)
Enterprise endpoint management (many features)  

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Email addresses and mailing lists

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  Education Enterprise for Education
Your email address (you@yourcompany.com)
Additional addresses per user (sales@yourcompany.com)
Addresses at multiple domains (you@company2.com)
Mailing lists (administrator controlled)
Mailing lists (user controlled)

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Email usage and limits

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  Education Enterprise for Education
Email storage (shared with documents and photos) Unlimited*
Attachment size limit (sending) 25 MB
Attachment size limit (receiving) 50 MB
Recipients per message (To, Cc, Bcc fields combined)  2,000 (500 external)

Unique recipients per day. Each unique address counts once

3,000 (2,000 external, 500 external for trial accounts)

* Accounts with 4 or fewer users get 1 TB per user.

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Email security and compliance

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  Education Enterprise for Education
Junk email filtering and virus blocking
Gmail ads turned off
Custom filtering and content policies
Email and chat retention policies
Allowed IP addresses
User-managed denylists
Enforced compliance footers
Option to disable IMAP/POP access
Vault for email/IM eDiscovery and archiving
Gmail data loss prevention (DLP) 
Gmail log search in BigQuery  
S/MIME encryption for email
Malware detection in email attachments (Security sandbox)  

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Advanced email delivery options

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  Education Enterprise for Education
Catch-all address
Email routing options for split and dual delivery 
Inbound gateway
Outbound gateway (for entire domain)
Outbound relay server (for alternative From: addresses)
Receiving from multiple POP addresses 

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Drive and online docs editors

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  Education Enterprise for Education
Shared drives for teams
Advanced Drive auditing and reports (Drive audit log)
Advanced Drive sharing permissions
Manage Document Approvals
Manage Drive metadata (custom labels and fields)
Turn Docs creation on or off
Drive data loss prevention (DLP)
Connected Sheets  

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Meet

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  Education Enterprise for Education
Maximum number of participants per meeting 100 250
Secure meetings
Presentations and screen sharing
External participants
Dial in (US & international numbers)  
Meet app for Android and iOS
In-domain live streaming (maximum number viewers)   100k
Recording meetings & saving them to Drive *
Enhanced noise cancellation  
Breakout rooms  
Polls  
Q&A  

* Education edition customers can continue recording meetings until temporary recordings become available later in 2020. Temporary recordings will let Education customers record a meeting and share the recording within their organization for up to 30 days before the recording expires.

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Calendar

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  Education Enterprise for Education
Group calendars
Resource booking (rooms, buildings, equipment)
Add video conferencing to events 
Sync Exchange and Google calendars
Set a default duration for events
Automatically free unused meeting rooms  

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