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2021 Most Popular Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region

201 Colleges
$52,816 Avg Salary
$31,775 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Educational Administration Master's Degree School for You

With 44,381 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, educational administration is the #2 most popular major in the United States.

With all the teaching programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

The Most Popular Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking is one of many tools that Teaching Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 201 schools in the Southeast Region to see which master's degree programs were the most popular 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.

Check out the education admin master's degree programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the Southeast Region .

Our 2021 rankings named Arkansas State University - Main Campus the most popular school in the Southeast Region for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. 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.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at A-State take out while working on their Master's Degree is $21,070. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $218.

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#2

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of the Cumberlands is a great place 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.

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

Education Admin majors at Cumberlands take out an average of $21,386 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 $227.

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#3

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS

Out of the 201 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, William Carey University landed the # 3 spot on the list. William Carey University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Hattiesburg.

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

Education Admin majors at William Carey University take out an average of $35,800 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 $318.

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The in-demand master’s degree programs at The University of West Florida helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular educational administration schools in the Southeast Region . 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.

Education Admin majors at UWF take out an average of $25,228 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 $262.

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#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means George Mason University is a great place for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. Located in the 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.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from GMU carry an average student debt load of $29,066. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

Of the 127 students majoring in education admin at Liberty University, 28% are male and 72% are female.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at Liberty University take out while working on their Master's Degree is $36,291. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $398, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

With a ranking of #7, Nova Southeastern 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 Fort Lauderdale, NUS Florida is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

Of the 125 students majoring in education admin at NUS Florida, 25% are male and 75% are female.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from NUS Florida carry an average student debt load of $54,760. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $570, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Central Florida 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 #8 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 78% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 22% are male.

While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at UCF accumulate an average of around $27,798 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $295.

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#9

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

University of Louisville landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree educational administration programs. Located in the large city of Louisville, UofL is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 110 students majoring in education admin at UofL, 65% are male and 35% are female.

Education Admin majors at UofL take out an average of $33,116 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 $300.

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#10

University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL

With a ranking of #10, University of West Alabama did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. University of West Alabama is a medium-sized public school located in the remote area of Livingston.

Of the 107 students majoring in education admin at University of West Alabama, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Education Admin majors at University of West Alabama take out an average of $31,745 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 $318.

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#11

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL

Saint Leo 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 #11 on the list. St. Leo University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Saint Leo.

About 72% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 28% are male.

While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at St. Leo University accumulate an average of around $43,453 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $564.

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University of South Carolina - Columbia ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, UofSC is a public college with a very 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 UofSC accumulate an average of around $35,981 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $358.

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#13

Marshall University

Huntington, WV

Marshall University ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. Marshall University is a large public school located in the small city of Huntington.

About 39% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 61% are male.

On average, education admin graduates from Marshall University take out $34,445 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 $315.

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#14

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the city of Greenville, ECU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 88 students majoring in education admin at ECU, 23% are male and 77% are female.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from ECU carry an average student debt load of $37,333. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $413.

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Queens University of Charlotte ranked #15 on this year’s Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the large city of Charlotte, Queens is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

About 83% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 17% are male.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at Queens take out while working on their Master's Degree is $28,117. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $390, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#16

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia - Main Campus 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 #16 on the list. Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 86 students majoring in education admin at University of Virginia, 34% are male and 66% are female.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at University of Virginia take out while working on their Master's Degree is $33,956. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $418, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#17

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

Georgia Southern University landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree educational administration programs. Located in the town of Statesboro, GaSou is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 83 students majoring in education admin at GaSou, 22% are male and 78% are female.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from GaSou carry an average student debt load of $29,479. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $297, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#18

Union University

Jackson, TN

Union University landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree educational administration programs. Union is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Jackson.

About 74% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 26% are male.

Education Admin majors at Union take out an average of $24,624 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $290, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#18

University of Mississippi

University, MS

University of Mississippi 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 #18 on the list. Located in the remote town of University, Ole Miss is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 73% of the education admin majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at Ole Miss take out while working on their Master's Degree is $27,740. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $330.

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#20

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree educational administration programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk, Old Dominion is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 79 students majoring in education admin at Old Dominion, 30% are male and 70% are female.

On average, education admin graduates from Old Dominion take out $31,661 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $340, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#21

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC

Gardner - Webb 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 #21 on the list. Gardner - Webb is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Boiling Springs.

About 67% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 33% are male.

On average, education admin graduates from Gardner - Webb take out $24,783 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 $316.

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#22

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree educational administration programs. FAU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Boca Raton.

Women make up 70% of the education admin majors at the school.

On average, education admin graduates from FAU take out $28,718 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $345, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #23, Louisiana State University - Shreveport did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. Louisiana State University - Shreveport is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Shreveport.

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

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#24

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the small city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public college with a very large student population.

Women make up 78% of the education admin majors at the school.

Education Admin majors at UARK take out an average of $27,324 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 $245.

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#25

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Mississippi College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. MC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Clinton.

About 80% of the students majoring in education admin at the school are women while 20% are male.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at MC take out while working on their Master's Degree is $48,027. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $478, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#26

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL
#28

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional popular schools for Educational Administration students in the Southeast Region that almost earned our Most Popular Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
31 Berry College Mount Berry, GA
32 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
32 St. Thomas University Miami Gardens, FL
34 Carson - Newman University Jefferson City, TN
35 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA
36 Stetson University DeLand, FL
36 Georgetown College Georgetown, KY
36 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
36 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
40 Southern Wesleyan University Central, SC

Best Educational Administration Colleges by State

Explore the best educational administration schools for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Florida 1,646
Georgia 830
Tennessee 1,165
North Carolina 1,393
Kentucky 835
Virginia 1,340
Arkansas 1,310
West Virginia 253
South Carolina 498
Mississippi 709
Alabama 557
Louisiana 476

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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