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2021 Best Educational Administration Schools

814 Colleges
$59,025 Avg Salary
$38,048 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Educational Administration School for You

Educational Administration is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 2nd of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 44,381 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

With all the teaching programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Teaching Degree Search has developed this Best Educational Administration Schools ranking. This report analyzed 814 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for teaching students.

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2021 Best Educational Administration Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for education admin majors pursuing a .

Top 25 Top Schools in Education Admin

Our 2021 rankings named The College of Saint Rose the best school in the United States for educational administration students. Located in the small city of Albany, The College of Saint Rose is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at The College of Saint Rose take out is $21,752. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $253.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Bank Street College of Education is a great place for educational administration students. Bank Street College of Education is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

On average, education admin graduates from Bank Street College of Education take out $29,773 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $347.

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#3

Brandman University

Irvine, CA

The excellent programs at Brandman University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best educational administration schools in the United States. Brandman is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Irvine.

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#4

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Johns Hopkins University is a great place for educational administration students. Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#5

The Sage Colleges

Troy, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend The Sage Colleges. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Educational Administration Schools list. Russel Sage is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Troy.

On average, education admin graduates from Russel Sage take out $43,443 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $506.

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With a ranking of #6, University of Delaware did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. U of Delaware is a very large public school located in the suburb of Newark.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at U of Delaware take out is $21,879. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $227, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Southern California landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from USC carry an average student debtload of $83,233. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $970.

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#8

Martin Luther College

New Ulm, MN

Martin Luther College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the town of New Ulm, MLC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#9

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

McDaniel College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Schools list. Located in the suburb of Westminster, McDaniel is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#10

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. Lehigh is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bethlehem.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from Lehigh carry an average student debtload of $24,135. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $281.

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#11

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

With a ranking of #11, Santa Clara University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Located in the medium-sized city of Santa Clara, SCU is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#12

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Des Moines, Drake is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from Drake carry an average student debtload of $24,535. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $286.

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#13

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

With a ranking of #13, Fordham University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Fordham U is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Bronx.

While working on their degree, education admin majors at Fordham U accumulate an average of around $54,438 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $634.

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#14

National University

La Jolla, CA

National University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the large city of La Jolla, National University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Education Admin majors at National University take out an average of $23,217 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $271.

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Catholic University of America came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Schools ranking. CUA is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

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#16

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

Trinity University landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. Located in the city of San Antonio, Trinity U is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the town of Menomonie, UW - Stout is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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St John’s University - New York landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. STJ is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Queens.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from STJ carry an average student debtload of $46,890. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $546, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#19

Brown University

Providence, RI

With a ranking of #19, Brown University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Located in the city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Education Admin majors at Brown take out an average of $20,500 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $239.

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The College of New Jersey landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. TCNJ is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Ewing.

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With a ranking of #21, City University of Seattle did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Located in the large city of Seattle, CityU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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American University

Washington, DC

American University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Schools ranking. The American University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

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#23

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #23 on the list. Rider is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from Rider carry an average student debtload of $22,626. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $264.

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Concordia University - Irvine did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #24 on the list. Concordia University Irvine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Irvine.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from Concordia University Irvine carry an average student debtload of $21,500. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $251, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#25

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD

With a ranking of #25, Mount St Mary’s University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Mount St Mary's University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Emmitsburg.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Educational Administration Schools

#26

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
#27

University of New England

Biddeford, ME
#28

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ
#29

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN
#30

Berry College

Mount Berry, GA
#31

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY
#32

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
#34

University of Redlands

Redlands, CA
#36

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA
#37

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
#38

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
#41

Centenary University

Hackettstown, NJ
#42

Midland University

Fremont, NE
#43

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA
#44

CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, NY
#45

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
#47

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
#48

George Washington University

Washington, DC
#49

Edgewood College

Madison, WI

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Best Educational Administration Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 814 different United States educational administration schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
52 New York University New York, NY
53 Gannon University Erie, PA
54 CUNY Hunter College New York, NY
55 Hamline University Saint Paul, MN
56 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
57 Pace University - New York New York, NY
58 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
59 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
60 Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, PA
61 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
62 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
63 Southwestern College Winfield, KS
64 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
65 Spalding University Louisville, KY
66 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
67 Providence College Providence, RI
68 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
69 Iowa State University Ames, IA
70 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
71 CUNY Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
72 LIU Post Brookville, NY
73 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
74 North Central College Naperville, IL
75 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
76 University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Champaign, IL
77 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
78 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
79 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
80 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
81 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
82 Endicott College Beverly, MA
83 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
84 Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL
85 Manhattanville College Purchase, NY
86 California State University - San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
87 Boston University Boston, MA
88 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
89 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
90 Salve Regina University Newport, RI
91 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
92 Saint Martin’s University Lacey, WA
93 Trident University International Cypress, CA
94 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
95 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
96 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
97 Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, NC
98 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
99 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
100 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Educational Administration students that almost earned our Best Educational Administration Schools award.

Rank College Location
101 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
102 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
103 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA
104 University of La Verne La Verne, CA
105 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
106 Hood College Frederick, MD
107 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
108 MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS
109 CUNY City College New York, NY
110 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
111 Touro College New York, NY
112 The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
113 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
114 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN
115 Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA
116 Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY
117 Aurora University Aurora, IL
118 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
119 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
120 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
121 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
122 Georgian Court University Lakewood, NJ
123 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
124 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
125 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
126 Illinois State University Normal, IL
127 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
128 Viterbo University La Crosse, WI
129 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
130 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
131 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
132 Concordia University - Chicago River Forest, IL
133 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
134 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD

Educational Administration by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 14 majors within the teaching area of study, educational administration has other similar majors worth exploring.

Education Admin Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Educational Leadership & Administration 31,657
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 3,998
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 2,213
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision 1,655
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship 1,550
Superintendency & Educational System Administration 1,146
Urban Education & Leadership 708
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 459
Adult & Continuing Education Administration 438
Community College Education 335
Administration of Special Education 222

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Shai-WMIL.

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