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2021 Best Value Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

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Finding the Best Educational Administration Master's Degree 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 Value Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 598 schools in the United States to see which master's degree programs offered the best value experiences for education admin students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

In our regional and nationwide rankings, out-of-state tution and fees are used in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2021 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the education admin master's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your educational dollar.

Top 25 Best Schools for Affordable Quality for a Master's in Education Admin

#1

Martin Luther College

New Ulm, MN

Our 2021 rankings named Martin Luther College the best value school in the United States for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. Located in the distant town of New Ulm, MLC is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at MLC are $5,400 per year.

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#2

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Fitchburg State University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the midsize suburb of Fitchburg, Fitchburg State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Fitchburg State graduate students pay an average of $5,742 in tuition and fees each year.

Fitchburg State excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list.

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#3

Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Dordt College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the remote town of Sioux Center, Dordt is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Dordt are $6,040 a year.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Concordia University, Irvine. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Concordia University, Irvine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Irvine.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Concordia University, Irvine are $7,953 a year. While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at Concordia University, Irvine accumulate an average of around $24,321 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $251, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Concordia University, Irvine excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list.

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Out of the 598 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Brigham Young University - Provo landed the # 5 spot on the list. BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Provo.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at BYU are $7,290 a year. The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at BYU take out while working on their Master's Degree is $19,367.

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#6

Ashland University

Ashland, OH

Ashland University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Ashland is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the town of Ashland.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Ashland are $6,540 a year. After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from Ashland carry an average student debtload of $26,565. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $254.

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#7

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

With a ranking of #7, University of the Cumberlands did quite well on this year’s best value schools for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. Cumberlands is a large private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Williamsburg.

Cumberlands graduate students pay an average of $5,970 in tuition and fees each year. After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from Cumberlands carry an average student debtload of $21,386. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $227, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin ranked #8 on this year’s Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. UT Permian Basin is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Odessa.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UT Permian Basin are $6,664 a year. On average, education admin graduates from UT Permian Basin take out $15,438 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $141, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Cabrini University

Radnor, PA

Cabrini University landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree educational administration programs. Cabrini University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Radnor.

Cabrini University graduate students pay an average of $6,305 in tuition and fees each year.

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#10

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Worcester State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Worcester, Worcester State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Worcester State graduate students pay an average of $5,796 in tuition and fees each year.

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#11

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD

With a ranking of #11, University of Sioux Falls did quite well on this year’s best value schools for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. Located in the midsize city of Sioux Falls, University of Sioux Falls is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at University of Sioux Falls are $7,020 a year. After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from University of Sioux Falls carry an average student debtload of $18,669.

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#12

Brandman University

Irvine, CA

Brandman University landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree educational administration programs. Brandman is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Irvine.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Brandman are $12,320 per year. Education Admin majors at Brandman take out an average of $35,414 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $347.

Brandman not only placed well in our value ranking, but it is also #2 on our Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list.

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#13

Providence College

Providence, RI

Providence College landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree educational administration programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Providence, Providence is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Providence graduate students pay an average of $9,660 in tuition and fees each year.

Providence also claimed a spot on our Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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William Woods University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the town of Fulton, William Woods is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at William Woods are $6,580 per year. Education Admin majors at William Woods take out an average of $21,453 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $229.

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#15

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Des Moines, Drake is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Drake are $11,818 per year. The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at Drake take out while working on their Master's Degree is $27,758. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $286.

Drake also claimed a spot on our Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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#16

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

McDaniel College ranked #16 on this year’s Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Westminster, McDaniel is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at McDaniel are $9,280 a year.

McDaniel also claimed a spot on our Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#17

Viterbo University

La Crosse, WI

Viterbo University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #17 on the list. Viterbo is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of La Crosse.

Viterbo graduate students pay an average of $8,864 in tuition and fees each year. Education Admin majors at Viterbo take out an average of $20,206 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $204.

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Southwest Baptist University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #18 on the list. Located in the town of Bolivar, Southwest Baptist University is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Southwest Baptist University are $5,339 a year. The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at Southwest Baptist University take out while working on their Master's Degree is $22,387. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $229.

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#19

Hood College

Frederick, MD

Hood College came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Frederick, Hood is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Hood graduate students pay an average of $9,070 in tuition and fees each year.

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#20

Chadron State College

Chadron, NE

Chadron State College ranked #20 on this year’s Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the remote town of Chadron, Chadron State College is a public school with a small student population.

Chadron State College graduate students pay an average of $9,438 in tuition and fees each year. On average, education admin graduates from Chadron State College take out $20,396 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree.

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#21

Concordia University, Chicago

River Forest, IL

With a ranking of #21, Concordia University, Chicago did quite well on this year’s best value schools for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. Located in the suburb of River Forest, Concordia University, Chicago is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

Concordia University, Chicago graduate students pay an average of $9,180 in tuition and fees each year. On average, education admin graduates from Concordia University, Chicago take out $19,852 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $200, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#22

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Western Governors University landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree educational administration programs. Located in the suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

WGU graduate students pay an average of $7,790 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at WGU take out while working on their Master's Degree is $14,882. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $142.

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Minnesota State University - Mankato came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Minnesota State Mankato is a large public school located in the city of Mankato.

Minnesota State Mankato graduate students pay an average of $8,474 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at Minnesota State Mankato accumulate an average of around $23,224 in student debt. 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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With a ranking of #24, Concordia University, Nebraska did quite well on this year’s best value schools for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. Located in the town of Seward, Concordia University, Nebraska is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Concordia University, Nebraska graduate students pay an average of $8,650 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at Concordia University, Nebraska accumulate an average of around $29,183 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $370, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Arizona State University - Skysong did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #25 on the list. ASU - Skysong is a very large public school located in the large city of Scottsdale.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at ASU - Skysong are $6,592 a year. The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at ASU - Skysong take out while working on their Master's Degree is $39,484. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $398, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Value Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools

#29

Berry College

Mount Berry, GA
#30

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA
#31

Holy Family University

Philadelphia, PA
#33

Wayne State College

Wayne, NE
#35

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI
#38

MSU Texas

Wichita Falls, TX
#39

Louisiana College

Pineville, LA
#40

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA
#41

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD
#43

Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA
#46

Carroll University

Waukesha, WI
#47

Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, WI
#48

Endicott College

Beverly, MA
#49

Bethel College - Mishawaka

Mishawaka, IN
#50

Union University

Jackson, TN

Additional Award Winners

This section represents the rest of the schools awarded a Best Value Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 598 different United States educational administration schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA
52 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
53 Asbury University Wilmore, KY
53 Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
55 Aurora University Aurora, IL
56 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
57 Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC
57 Baker University Baldwin City, KS
57 Winona State University Winona, MN
60 Touro College New York, NY
61 Barton College Wilson, NC
61 Illinois State University Normal, IL
63 American International College Springfield, MA
63 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
65 Whitworth University Spokane, WA
66 Southern Wesleyan University Central, SC
67 Gardner - Webb University Boiling Springs, NC
67 Ohio Dominican University Columbus, OH
69 Carson - Newman University Jefferson City, TN
70 Newman University Wichita, KS
70 Alverno College Milwaukee, WI
72 McKendree University Lebanon, IL
73 Missouri Southern State University Joplin, MO
74 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
75 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
76 Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis, MO
77 Cumberland University Lebanon, TN
78 Midland University Fremont, NE
78 William Jessup University Rocklin, CA
80 Concordia University, Wisconsin Mequon, WI
81 William Carey University Hattiesburg, MS
81 Evangel University Springfield, MO
81 St. Thomas University Miami Gardens, FL
84 East Texas Baptist University Marshall, TX
84 Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, NC
84 Heritage University Toppenish, WA
87 Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
88 Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles, CA
89 MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Value Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
90 Muskingum University New Concord, OH
90 Salem State University Salem, MA
92 National University La Jolla, CA
93 Marygrove College Detroit, MI
94 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
95 Post University Waterbury, CT
96 Freed-Hardeman University Henderson, TN
97 University of St Francis Joliet, IL
97 North Central College Naperville, IL
99 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
99 Nicholls State University Thibodaux, LA
101 Bellarmine University Louisville, KY
102 Centenary University Hackettstown, NJ
103 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
104 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
105 University of La Verne La Verne, CA
106 Anderson University South Carolina Anderson, SC
107 Wingate University Wingate, NC
108 Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID
109 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
110 Saint Martin’s University Lacey, WA
110 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
110 Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva, OK
113 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
114 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
114 Southeastern Oklahoma State University Durant, OK
114 Northern State University Aberdeen, SD
117 Capital University Columbus, OH
118 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
119 Marywood University Scranton, PA

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.

  • 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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