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Graduate Certificates in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration

222 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A graduate certificate in higher education/higher education administration is offered at 63 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 32% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.8% of higher education/higher education administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Higher Education/Higher Education Administration Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 222 students earned their graduate certificate in higher education/higher education administration. This earns it the #20 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 3,133
Doctor’s Degree 629
Graduate Certificate 222
Associate’s Degree 14

Earnings of Higher Education/Higher Education Administration Majors With Graduate Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for higher education/higher education administration majors with their graduate certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for higher education/higher education administration students who are graduate certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in higher education/higher education administration. About 68.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 71
Women 151
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration

The racial-ethnic distribution of higher education/higher education administration graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 39
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 135
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 20
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Higher Education/Higher Education Administration Graduate Certificate Students

There are 63 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in higher education/higher education administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

26 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for higher education/higher education administration students seekinga graduate certificate is Kent State University at Kent. Each year, around 27,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,602 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,766 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their graduate certificate in higher education/higher education administration from Kent State. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#2

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
17 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in higher education/higher education administration. Roughly 31,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their graduate certificate in higher education/higher education administration from UMass Amherst. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#3

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina
16 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Appalachian State University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in higher education/higher education administration. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 graduate certificates were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at Appalachian State. Of these students, 50% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Walden University

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

Walden University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in higher education/higher education administration. Roughly 48,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their graduate certificate in higher education/higher education administration from Walden University. Of these students, 71% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Carolina - Columbia comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in higher education/higher education administration. Roughly 35,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

The higher education/higher education administration program at University of South Carolina - Columbia awarded 12 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#5

Bay Path University

Longmeadow, Massachusetts
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for higher education/higher education administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Bay Path University. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,081 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,670 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in higher education/higher education administration from Bay Path. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#7

National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National Louis University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in higher education/higher education administration. 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, 11 graduate certificates were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at NLU. About 82% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
11 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for higher education/higher education administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Portland State University. Each year, around 25,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,462 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,718 per year.

The higher education/higher education administration program at Portland State University awarded 11 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 73% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for higher education/higher education administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Capella University. 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, 9 graduate certificates were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at Capella University. Around 78% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#10

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stony Brook University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in higher education/higher education administration. 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.

The higher education/higher education administration program at Stony Brook University awarded 7 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 57% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in higher education/higher education administration. Each year, around 49,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

The higher education/higher education administration program at Michigan State University awarded 7 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#10

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Chester University of Pennsylvania comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in higher education/higher education administration. Roughly 17,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

The higher education/higher education administration program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania awarded 7 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#13

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California
6 Yearly Graduations

Azusa Pacific University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in higher education/higher education administration. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,592 per year.

The higher education/higher education administration program at Azusa Pacific University awarded 6 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#14

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for higher education/higher education administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Oakland University. Roughly 19,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,546 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificates were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at Oakland. Of these students, 80% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Plymouth State University

Plymouth, New Hampshire
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Plymouth State University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in higher education/higher education administration. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,630 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificates were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at Plymouth State.

#15

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nevada - Las Vegas comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in higher education/higher education administration. Each year, around 31,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,454 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,459 per year.

The higher education/higher education administration program at University of Nevada - Las Vegas awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for higher education/higher education administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Southern Mississippi. Each year, around 14,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,786 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,786 per year.

The higher education/higher education administration program at University of Southern Mississippi awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Drexel University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in higher education/higher education administration. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificates were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at Drexel. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Skysong comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in higher education/higher education administration. Each year, around 45,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in higher education/higher education administration from ASU - Skysong. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for higher education/higher education administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is The University of Texas at San Antonio. Roughly 32,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,510 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,771 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificates were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at UTSA. Of these students, 75% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to higher education/higher education administration that offer graduate certificates.

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

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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