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Doctor’s Degrees in Educational Administration

6,651 Yearly Graduations
$73,650 Median Salary
$56,530 Median Debt
There are 397 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in education admin. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 35% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.6% of education admin graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Admin Majors

In 2018-2019, 6,651 doctor's degrees were awarded to education admin majors. This earns it the #1 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in education admin at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 27,762
Graduate Certificate 9,171
Doctor’s Degree 6,651
Bachelor’s Degree 573
Basic Certificate 173
Undergraduate Certificate 29
Associate’s Degree 22

Earnings of Education Admin Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in education admin is $73,650. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $69,225 to a high of $84,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in education admin is $56,530. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $73,595 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $41,622.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $659.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in education admin. About 64.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,364
Women 4,287
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Education Admin

The racial-ethnic distribution of education admin doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 171
Black or African American 1,424
Hispanic or Latino 590
White 3,675
International Students 175
Other Races/Ethnicities 616
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Admin Doctor's Degree Students

There are 397 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in education admin. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
314 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for education admin students seekinga doctor's degree is University of Southern California. Roughly 48,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 314 people received their doctor's degree in education admin from USC. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
189 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Canyon University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education admin. Each year, around 96,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

The education admin program at Grand Canyon University awarded 189 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 66% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, Tennessee
131 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Trevecca Nazarene University. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,198 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,917 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 131 people received their doctor's degree in education admin from TNU. Of these students, 74% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
120 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education admin. Each year, around 85,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 120 doctor's degrees were handed out to education admin majors at Liberty University. Of these students, 55% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine
85 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New England is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education admin. Each year, around 7,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,390 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,498 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 doctor's degrees were handed out to education admin majors at UNE. About 66% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
82 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Creighton University. Each year, around 8,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,630 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,128 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 people received their doctor's degree in education admin from Creighton. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#7

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
79 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of the Cumberlands. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,670 per year.

The education admin program at University of the Cumberlands awarded 79 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 59% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
76 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Maryville University of Saint Louis comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education admin. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,346 per year.

The education admin program at Maryville University of Saint Louis awarded 76 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 70% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware
72 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Wilmington University. Each year, around 14,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,784 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 people received their doctor's degree in education admin from Wilmington University. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#10

Brandman University

Irvine, California
69 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Brandman University. Each year, around 10,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,880 per year.

The education admin program at Brandman University awarded 69 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 72% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
64 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Drexel University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education admin. Each year, around 24,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,146 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,181 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 people received their doctor's degree in education admin from Drexel. About 66% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

62 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education admin. Each year, around 24,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,786 per year.

The education admin program at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus awarded 62 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 79% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
61 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lamar University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education admin. Each year, around 15,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,032 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,324 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 doctor's degrees were handed out to education admin majors at Lamar University. Of these students, 67% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California
61 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pepperdine University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in education admin. Each year, around 8,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,900 per year.

The education admin program at Pepperdine University awarded 61 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 62% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey
61 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seton Hall University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education admin. Each year, around 10,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 people received their doctor's degree in education admin from Seton Hall. Of these students, 51% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

60 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education admin. Each year, around 94,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

The education admin program at University of Phoenix - Arizona awarded 60 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Immaculata University

Immaculata, Pennsylvania
58 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Immaculata University. Roughly 2,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,780 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 doctor's degrees were handed out to education admin majors at Immaculata. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#18

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
56 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Alabama is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education admin. Each year, around 38,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,780 per year.

The education admin program at The University of Alabama awarded 56 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 70% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
56 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Capella University. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

The education admin program at Capella University awarded 56 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 80% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

American College of Education

Indianapolis, Indiana
55 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American College of Education is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in education admin. Each year, around 6,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,755 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,894 per year.

The education admin program at American College of Education awarded 55 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 55% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Education Admin Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Educational Leadership 4,847
Higher Education Administration 629
Other Educational Administration 510
Community College Education 199
Educational System Administration 158

Below are some popular majors that are similar to education admin that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Education 2,518
Curriculum & Instruction 1,415
Teacher Education Subject Specific 570
Other Education 500
Student Counseling 383

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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