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Master’s Degrees in Educational Administration

27,762 Yearly Graduations
$50,600 Median Salary
$29,462 Median Debt
A master's degree in education admin is offered at 773 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 31% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.7% of education admin graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Admin Majors

In 2018-2019, 27,762 master's degrees were awarded to education admin majors. This earns it the #1 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 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 Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in education admin is $50,600. 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 $45,200 and the high is $56,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in education admin is $29,462. 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, $35,478 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $24,135.

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The median monthly payment of a education admin graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $343.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in education admin. About 68.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 8,680
Women 19,082
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Education Admin

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 544
Black or African American 3,869
Hispanic or Latino 3,267
White 17,411
International Students 460
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,211
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Admin Master's Degree Students

There are 773 colleges that offer a master’s degree in education admin. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

American College of Education

Indianapolis, Indiana
998 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for education admin students seekinga master's degree is American College of Education. Roughly 5,500 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 998 people received their master's degree in education admin from American College of Education. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

#2

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
994 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is Lamar University. Each year, around 14,700 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.

The education admin program at Lamar University awarded 994 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#3

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
836 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is Grand Canyon University. Roughly 90,200 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 836 people received their master's degree in education admin from Grand Canyon University. About 70% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Concordia University - Chicago

River Forest, Illinois
477 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Concordia University - Chicago comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees 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 $31,926 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,910 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 477 people received their master's degree in education admin from Concordia University Chicago. Of these students, 68% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

421 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arkansas State University - Main Campus is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in education admin. Roughly 13,700 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 421 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 51% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
394 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is Western Governors University. Each year, around 121,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 394 master's degrees were handed out to education admin majors at WGU. About 65% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

William Woods University

Fulton, Missouri
390 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

William Woods University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in education admin. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,950 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,480 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 390 master's degrees were handed out to education admin majors at William Woods. Of these students, 51% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

306 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Arlington comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in education admin. Roughly 47,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,624 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,474 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 306 people received their master's degree in education admin from UT Arlington. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

283 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Each year, around 95,700 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 283 master's degrees were handed out to education admin majors at UOPX - Arizona. About 67% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
273 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is Northern Arizona University. Each year, around 31,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,018 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,305 per year.

The education admin program at Northern Arizona University awarded 273 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 72% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
248 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Cumberlands comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in education admin. Roughly 13,400 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 248 master's degrees were handed out to education admin majors at Cumberland College. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 66% were women.

#12

National University

La Jolla, California
227 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is National University. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,480 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 227 people received their master's degree in education admin from National University. Of these students, 72% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
226 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in education admin. Roughly 38,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 226 master's degrees were handed out to education admin majors at UNT. About 64% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
223 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is William Carey University. Roughly 5,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,850 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 223 people received their master's degree in education admin from William Carey University. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#15

Concordia University - Irvine

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

Concordia University - Irvine is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in education admin. Each year, around 4,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,953 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 214 master's degrees were handed out to education admin majors at Concordia University Irvine. Of these students, 69% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

209 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Teachers College at Columbia University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in education admin. Each year, around 4,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The education admin program at Teachers College at Columbia University awarded 209 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 61% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey
204 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is Montclair State University. Roughly 21,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,082 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,600 per year.

The education admin program at Montclair State University awarded 204 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 66% were women.

#18

The University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida
191 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is The University of West Florida. Roughly 12,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,088 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 191 people received their master's degree in education admin from University of West Florida. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#19

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
184 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is Capella University. Each year, around 37,100 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 184 people received their master's degree in education admin from Capella University. About 71% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Stephen F Austin State University

Nacogdoches, Texas
178 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is Stephen F Austin State University. Each year, around 13,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,096 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,112 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 178 master's degrees were handed out to education admin majors at SFASU. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

Education Admin Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Educational Leadership 19,818
Higher Education Administration 3,133
Other Educational Administration 1,330
Curriculum Administration 1,101
Elementary & Jr High Administration 660

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25,769
General Education 19,995
Special Education 18,013
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17,465
Curriculum & Instruction 16,093

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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