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Graduate Certificates in Educational Administration

9,171 Yearly Graduations
$71,700 Median Salary
$28,215 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in education admin is offered at 397 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 26% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.4% of education admin graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Admin Majors

In 2018-2019, 9,171 graduate certificates were awarded to education admin majors. This makes it the 1st most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

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 Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in education admin is $71,700. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $64,500 and the high is $91,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in education admin is $28,215. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $36,318 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,800.

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The median monthly payment of a education admin graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $329.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in education admin. About 72.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,538
Women 6,633
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Education Admin

The racial-ethnic distribution of education admin graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 110
Black or African American 1,469
Hispanic or Latino 616
White 6,094
International Students 38
Other Races/Ethnicities 844
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Admin Graduate Certificate Students

There are 397 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in education admin. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
881 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lamar University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for education admin majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. 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.

The education admin program at Lamar University awarded 881 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#2

The College of Saint Rose

Albany, New York
740 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The College of Saint Rose is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education admin. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,218 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,382 per year.

The education admin program at The College of Saint Rose awarded 740 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 79% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

542 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arkansas State University - Main Campus comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Roughly 13,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,986 per year.

The education admin program at Arkansas State University - Main Campus awarded 542 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 66% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
193 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education admin. Roughly 85,500 attend the school each year. 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, 193 graduate certificates were handed out to education admin majors at Liberty University. Of these students, 72% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
172 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stony Brook University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Roughly 26,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 172 graduate certificates were handed out to education admin majors at SUNY Stony Brook. Of these students, 75% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina
166 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Gardner - Webb University. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

The education admin program at Gardner - Webb University awarded 166 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 84% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland
146 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

McDaniel College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education admin. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,180 per year.

The education admin program at McDaniel College awarded 146 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 79% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
142 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 142 graduate certificates were handed out to education admin majors at Capella University. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#9

Viterbo University

La Crosse, Wisconsin
140 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Viterbo University. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,960 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,864 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 140 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from Viterbo. About 56% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
134 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education admin. Each year, around 27,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 134 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from GWU. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#11

Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Tennessee
132 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lincoln Memorial University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education admin. Each year, around 4,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,093 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from LMU. Of these students, 68% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
122 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Connecticut State University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education admin. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,378 per year.

The education admin program at Central Connecticut State University awarded 122 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 66% were women.

#13

Thomas University

Thomasville, Georgia
96 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Thomas University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,940 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,790 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 graduate certificates were handed out to education admin majors at TU. About 83% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

96 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,083 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 graduate certificates were handed out to education admin majors at IWU. Of these students, 71% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
95 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Western Governors University. Roughly 136,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

The education admin program at Western Governors University awarded 95 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#16

National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois
94 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National Louis University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,646 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 graduate certificates were handed out to education admin majors at NLU. About 78% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia
85 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus State University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education admin. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from CSU. About 67% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
84 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

LIU Post is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education admin. Roughly 15,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,482 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from LIU Post. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#19

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina
80 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Appalachian State University. Each year, around 19,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,242 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,839 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from Appalachian State. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#20

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
75 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sacred Heart University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education admin. Each year, around 9,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,427 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from Sacred Heart. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

Education Admin Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Educational Leadership 6,447
Elementary & Jr High Administration 761
Educational System Administration 536
Curriculum Administration 421
Other Educational Administration 364

Below are some popular majors that are similar to education admin that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,548
Special Education 2,240
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,112
Curriculum & Instruction 1,230
General Education 1,224

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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