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2021 Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools

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

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 assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Teaching Degree Search has created its Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 230 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for teaching students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Educational Administration Colleges.

#1

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

Our 2021 rankings named Lamar University the most popular online school in the United States for educational administration students. Lamar University is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Beaumont.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means The College of Saint Rose is a great place for educational administration students pursuing an online degree. Saint Rose is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Albany.

On average, education admin graduates from Saint Rose take out $21,752 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $253.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Arkansas State University - Main Campus. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools list. Located in the small city of Jonesboro, A-State is a public college with a large student population.

While working on their degree, education admin majors at A-State accumulate an average of around $22,060 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $258, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

The excellent online programs at Liberty University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best educational administration schools in the United States. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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Out of the 230 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Southern California landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school 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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#6

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

With a ranking of #6, Capella University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Rasmussen College - Florida did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the city of Ocala, Rasmussen College - Florida is a private for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from Rasmussen College - Florida carry an average student debtload of $23,327. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $242.

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#8

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. SUNY Stony Brook is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Stony Brook.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from SUNY Stony Brook carry an average student debtload of $30,283. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $353.

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#9

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC

With a ranking of #9, Gardner - Webb University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Gardner - Webb is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Boiling Springs.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at Gardner - Webb take out is $41,808. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $488.

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#10

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

With a ranking of #10, Kaplan University-Indianapolis did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Trevecca Nazarene University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the city of Nashville, TNU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#12

University of New England

Biddeford, ME

University of New England did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #12 on the list. Located in the midsize suburb of Biddeford, UNE is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from UNE carry an average student debtload of $12,913. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $150.

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#13

Creighton University

Omaha, NE

Creighton University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #13 on the list. Creighton is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Omaha.

On average, education admin graduates from Creighton take out $61,500 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $717, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#14

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

McDaniel College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Westminster, McDaniel is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#15

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #15 on the list. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at GWU take out is $39,365. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $459, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #16, Concordia University - Portland did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Located in the large city of Portland, Concordia University - Portland is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at Concordia University - Portland take out is $46,122. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $538.

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#17

Thomas University

Thomasville, GA

Thomas University landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. TU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Thomasville.

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With a ranking of #17, Appalachian State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Located in the town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Education Admin majors at Appalachian State take out an average of $16,473 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 $192.

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Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #17 on the list. IWU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Marion.

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#20

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Western Governors University landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#21

Carson - Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

Carson - Newman University ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools list. Carson - Newman is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Jefferson City.

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#22

Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

Columbus State University ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools list. CSU is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Columbus.

On average, education admin graduates from CSU take out $30,914 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $360.

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#23

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

With a ranking of #23, Old Dominion University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk, Old Dominion is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#24

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

University of the Cumberlands came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools ranking. Cumberlands is a large private not-for-profit school located in the town of Williamsburg.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from Cumberlands carry an average student debtload of $20,121. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $234.

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#25

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

Wilmington University landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. Located in the large suburb of New Castle, Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from Wilmington University carry an average student debtload of $60,007. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $699, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#26

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
#27

Brandman University

Irvine, CA
#28

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA
#30

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
#31

American College of Education

Indianapolis, IN
#32

University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL
#34

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

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 Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools award.

Rank College Location
35 Point Park University Pittsburgh, PA
36 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
37 Union University Jackson, TN
37 University of St Francis Joliet, IL
39 Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA
40 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
41 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
42 Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID
42 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
44 Clemson University Clemson, SC
45 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
45 Marshall University Huntington, WV
45 St. Thomas University Miami Gardens, FL
45 Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN

View the Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools for a specific region near you.

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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