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2021 Most Popular Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools

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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 Most Popular Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 776 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular master's degree programs for teaching students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Educational Administration program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for education admin majors pursuing a master's degree.

#1

American College of Education

Indianapolis, IN

Our 2021 rankings named American College of Education the most popular school in the United States for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. American College of Education is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the city of Indianapolis.

About 63% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 37% are male.

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#2

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

Out of the 776 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Lamar University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Lamar University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Beaumont.

About 70% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 30% are male.

On average, education admin graduates from Lamar University take out $20,183 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. 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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#3

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Out of the 776 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Grand Canyon University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

About 70% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 30% are male.

Education Admin majors at Grand Canyon University take out an average of $30,623 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.

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#4

Concordia University, Chicago

River Forest, IL

Out of the 776 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Concordia University, Chicago landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of River Forest, Concordia University, Chicago is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Of the 477 students majoring in education admin at Concordia University, Chicago, 32% are male and 68% are female.

While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at Concordia University, Chicago accumulate an average of around $19,852 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $200, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The in-demand master’s degree programs at Arkansas State University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular educational administration schools in the United States. Located in the small city of Jonesboro, A-State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 421 students majoring in education admin at A-State, 49% are male and 51% are female.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from A-State carry an average student debt load of $21,070. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $218, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Western Governors University ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

About 65% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 35% are male.

Education Admin majors at WGU take out an average of $14,882 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 $142.

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William Woods University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for educational administration students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the town of Fulton, William Woods is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

About 51% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 49% are male.

While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at William Woods accumulate an average of around $21,453 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $229.

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The University of Texas at Arlington ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. UT Arlington is a very large public school located in the city of Arlington.

Women make up 72% of the education admin majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at UT Arlington take out while working on their Master's Degree is $24,319. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $291, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Phoenix - Arizona came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

Of the 283 students majoring in education admin at UOPX - Arizona, 33% are male and 67% are female.

On average, education admin graduates from UOPX - Arizona take out $34,205 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $369, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Flagstaff, NAU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 273 students majoring in education admin at NAU, 28% are male and 72% are female.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from NAU carry an average student debt load of $32,102. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $346, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#11

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

University of the Cumberlands ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Cumberlands is a large private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Williamsburg.

Women make up 66% of the education admin majors at the school.

On average, education admin graduates from Cumberlands take out $21,386 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $227, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#12

National University

La Jolla, CA

National University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of La Jolla, National University is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Of the 227 students majoring in education admin at National University, 28% are male and 72% are female.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from National University carry an average student debt load of $28,597. 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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University of North Texas landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree educational administration programs. Located in the midsize city of Denton, UNT is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 64% of the education admin majors at the school.

On average, education admin graduates from UNT take out $22,563 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. 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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#14

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS

With a ranking of #14, William Carey University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. William Carey University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Hattiesburg.

Of the 223 students majoring in education admin at William Carey University, 20% are male and 80% are female.

On average, education admin graduates from William Carey University take out $35,800 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $318, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Concordia University, Irvine landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree educational administration programs. Concordia University, Irvine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Irvine.

Of the 214 students majoring in education admin at Concordia University, Irvine, 31% are male and 69% are female.

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.

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Teachers College at Columbia University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of New York, Teachers College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Of the 209 students majoring in education admin at Teachers College, 39% are male and 61% are female.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at Teachers College take out while working on their Master's Degree is $49,008. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $524.

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#17

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Montclair State University landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree educational administration programs. Montclair State is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Montclair.

Of the 204 students majoring in education admin at Montclair State, 34% are male and 66% are female.

Education Admin majors at Montclair State take out an average of $31,857 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 $342.

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The University of West Florida came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools ranking. UWF is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Pensacola.

Women make up 76% of the education admin majors at the school.

On average, education admin graduates from UWF take out $25,228 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 $262.

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#19

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree educational administration programs. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

Of the 184 students majoring in education admin at Capella University, 29% are male and 71% are female.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from Capella University carry an average student debt load of $40,004. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $403.

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Stephen F Austin State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for educational administration students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #20 on the list. SFASU is a large public school located in the town of Nacogdoches.

About 70% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 30% are male.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at SFASU take out while working on their Master's Degree is $18,464. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $226, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#21

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

With a ranking of #21, Loyola Marymount University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

About 81% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 19% are male.

While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at Loyola Marymount accumulate an average of around $21,895 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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Colorado State University - Fort Collins ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Colorado State is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins.

Women make up 71% of the education admin majors at the school.

While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at Colorado State accumulate an average of around $30,573 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $332, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Concordia University - Portland ranked #23 on this year’s Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Portland, Concordia University - Portland is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

About 76% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 24% are male.

Education Admin majors at Concordia University - Portland take out an average of $23,206 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. 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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#24

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

With a ranking of #24, George Mason University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 72% of the education admin majors at the school.

While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at GMU accumulate an average of around $29,066 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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Northeastern Illinois University landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree educational administration programs. Located in the large city of Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Women make up 74% of the education admin majors at the school.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from Northeastern Illinois University carry an average student debt load of $16,728.

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#27

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL
#30

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN
#30

Ball State University

Muncie, IN
#33

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
#36

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY
#40

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO
#40

University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL
#44

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
#47

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL
#50

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the schools awarded a Most Popular Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 776 different United States educational administration schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
52 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
52 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona, MN
54 Marshall University Huntington, WV
55 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
55 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
55 Drake University Des Moines, IA
58 Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, NC
59 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
60 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
60 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
62 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
63 University of Mississippi University, MS
63 Southern Nazarene University Bethany, OK
63 Union University Jackson, TN
66 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
66 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
68 University of St. Thomas Houston, TX
68 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
68 Neumann University Aston, PA
68 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
72 Gardner - Webb University Boiling Springs, NC
72 Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, WI
74 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
75 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
75 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
75 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
75 Boston University Boston, MA
79 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
79 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
79 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
79 Portland State University Portland, OR
79 Concordia University, Nebraska Seward, NE
79 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
85 Louisiana State University - Shreveport Shreveport, LA
85 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
87 Sierra Nevada College Incline Village, NV
88 Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, MO
89 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
89 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
89 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
89 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
89 Concordia University, Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
94 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
94 Doane University Crete, NE
94 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
97 Mississippi College Clinton, MS
97 Georgian Court University Lakewood, NJ
97 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
97 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
97 California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
102 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
102 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
104 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
104 National Louis University Chicago, IL
104 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
107 Pennsylvania State University - World Campus University Park, PA
107 Fordham University Bronx, NY
107 University of Houston Houston, TX
107 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
107 University of Denver Denver, CO
107 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
107 East Central University Ada, OK
114 George Washington University Washington, DC
114 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
114 University of Houston - Clear Lake Houston, TX
114 Aurora University Aurora, IL

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
118 University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK
118 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX
118 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
121 Florida International University Miami, FL
121 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
123 Ashland University Ashland, OH
124 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
124 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
126 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
127 Baker University Baldwin City, KS
127 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
127 Houston Baptist University Houston, TX
127 Regis University Denver, CO
131 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
131 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
131 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
134 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
134 Berry College Mount Berry, GA
136 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
136 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
136 St. Thomas University Miami Gardens, FL
136 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
136 Kaplan University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
136 Brandman University Irvine, CA
142 Carson - Newman University Jefferson City, TN
142 Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, PA
142 Montana State University Bozeman, MT
142 Concordia University, Wisconsin Mequon, WI
146 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
147 Iowa State University Ames, IA
147 Creighton University Omaha, NE
147 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
147 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
147 American University Washington, DC
152 University of Houston - Victoria Victoria, TX
152 Northeastern State University Tahlequah, OK
152 Ashford University San Diego, CA
152 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA
152 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
152 Saint Peter’s University Jersey City, NJ
152 New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ

Educational Administration by Region

View the Most Popular Educational Administration Master's Degree 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 26 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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