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Urban Education & Leadership

80 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
441 Master's Degrees Annually
#47 in Popularity
$89,570 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Urban Education & Leadership Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many urban education and leadership graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 441
Doctor’s Degree 118
Bachelor’s Degree 80
Graduate Certificate 68
Associate’s Degree 1

What Urban Education & Leadership Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to urban education and leadership and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Urban Education and Leadership Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills for Urban Education and Leadership Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to urban education and leadership:

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Abilities for Urban Education and Leadership Majors

A major in urban education and leadership will prepare for your careers in which the following abilities are important:

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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

What Can You Do With a Urban Education & Leadership Major?

People with a urban education and leadership degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Distance Learning Coordinators 10.7% $82,850

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Education & Leadership?

80 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
69% Percent Women
46% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 69% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of urban education and leadership majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Urban Education and Leadership Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 26
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 43
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

How Much Do Urban Education & Leadership Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Urban Education and Leadership majors often go into careers with median salaries of $89,570. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some degrees associated with urban education and leadership may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

Find out what the typical degree level is for urban education and leadership careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Bachelor’s Degree 27.3%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 4.5%
Master’s Degree 63.6%
Doctoral Degree 4.5%

Online Urban Education & Leadership Programs

In 2018-2019, 54 schools offered a urban education and leadership program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 2 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 3 1
Bachelor’s Degree 10 1
Post-Baccalaureate 2 0
Master’s Degree 30 9
Post-Master’s 4 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 11 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Urban Education & Leadership Worth It?

The median salary for a urban education and leadership grad is $89,570 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 124% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $993,400 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to urban education and leadership.

Major Number of Grads
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
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 459
Adult & Continuing Education Administration 438
Community College Education 335
Administration of Special Education 222

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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