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Master’s Degrees in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration

3,133 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A master's degree in higher education/higher education administration is offered at 177 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 40% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.6% 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, 3,133 students earned their master's degree in higher education/higher education administration. This earns it the #14 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree 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 Master’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for higher education/higher education administration majors with their master's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for higher education/higher education administration majors who have their master's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in higher education/higher education administration. About 70.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 922
Women 2,211
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration

The racial-ethnic distribution of higher education/higher education administration master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 120
Black or African American 569
Hispanic or Latino 425
White 1,699
International Students 80
Other Races/Ethnicities 240
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Higher Education/Higher Education Administration Master's Degree Students

There are 177 colleges that offer a master’s degree in higher education/higher education administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
100 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for higher education/higher education administration students seekinga master's degree is University of Louisville. Each year, around 21,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,732 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 people received their master's degree in higher education/higher education administration from UofL. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#2

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
94 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in higher education/higher education administration. Each year, around 50,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The higher education/higher education administration program at Walden University awarded 94 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 74% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
79 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stony Brook University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in higher education/higher education administration. Each year, around 26,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 79 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 68% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
61 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for higher education/higher education administration majors who are seeking their master's degree is Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. Each year, around 14,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

The higher education/higher education administration program at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus awarded 61 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#5

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
60 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in higher education/higher education administration. Roughly 37,100 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their master's degree in higher education/higher education administration from Capella University. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#5

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
60 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pennsylvania comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in higher education/higher education administration. Roughly 25,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 master's degrees were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at UPenn. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

54 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Teachers College at Columbia University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in higher education/higher education administration. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 people received their master's degree in higher education/higher education administration from Teachers College. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

53 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Tempe is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in higher education/higher education administration. Each year, around 51,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

The higher education/higher education administration program at Arizona State University - Tempe awarded 53 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 70% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
51 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Southern University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in higher education/higher education administration. Each year, around 26,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,977 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their master's degree in higher education/higher education administration from GaSou. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#9

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
51 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for higher education/higher education administration majors who are seeking their master's degree is Kaplan University-Indianapolis. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 master's degrees were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at Kaplan University-Indianapolis. About 84% of this group were women, and 69% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

49 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kent State University at Kent comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in higher education/higher education administration. Each year, around 28,100 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, 49 people received their master's degree in higher education/higher education administration from Kent State. Of these students, 78% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
49 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Virginia - Main Campus comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in higher education/higher education administration. Each year, around 24,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,578 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 master's degrees were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at University of Virginia. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#11

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
49 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for higher education/higher education administration majors who are seeking their master's degree is Grand Valley State University. Each year, around 24,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,180 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,208 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 master's degrees were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at GVSU. Of these students, 63% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
48 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in higher education/higher education administration. Each year, around 46,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 master's degrees were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at U-M. Of these students, 69% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

46 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida International University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in higher education/higher education administration. Roughly 57,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

The higher education/higher education administration program at Florida International University awarded 46 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 83% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#16

Baruch College

New York, New York
44 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Baruch College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in higher education/higher education administration. Roughly 18,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their master's degree in higher education/higher education administration from Baruch. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 66% were women.

#16

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
44 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for higher education/higher education administration majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Mississippi. Roughly 22,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,718 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,718 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 master's degrees were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at Ole Miss. About 70% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Tiffin University

Tiffin, Ohio
39 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tiffin University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in higher education/higher education administration. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their master's degree in higher education/higher education administration from Tiffin University. Of these students, 64% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
38 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for higher education/higher education administration majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Southern California. Each year, around 47,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 38 people received their master's degree in higher education/higher education administration from USC. Around 66% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#19

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin
38 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in higher education/higher education administration. Roughly 10,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,585 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,651 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 master's degrees were handed out to higher education/higher education administration majors at UW - La Crosse. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to higher education/higher education administration that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Educational Leadership 19,818
Other Educational Administration 1,330
Curriculum Administration 1,101
Elementary & Jr High Administration 660
Educational System Administration 452

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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