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Doctor’s Degrees in Adult & Continuing Education

128 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 42% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 6.2% of adult and continuing ed graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Adult and Continuing Ed Majors

In 2018-2019, 128 earned their doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed. This earns it the #13 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in adult and continuing ed at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 864
Graduate Certificate 162
Doctor’s Degree 128
Bachelor’s Degree 44
Associate’s Degree 15
Basic Certificate 9

Earnings of Adult and Continuing Ed Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for adult and continuing ed majors who have their doctor's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed. About 75.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 32
Women 96
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Adult and Continuing Ed

The racial-ethnic distribution of adult and continuing ed doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 34
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 60
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 12
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Adult and Continuing Ed Doctor's Degree Students

There are 19 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in adult and continuing ed. Learn more about the most popular 19 below:

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
48 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for adult and continuing ed students seekinga doctor's degree is Capella University. Roughly 37,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 doctor's degrees were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at Capella University. About 77% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

14 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Teachers College at Columbia University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 doctor's degrees were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at Teachers College. Of these students, 79% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
13 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ball State University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 21,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,358 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,850 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed from Ball State. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#4

Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg

Middletown, Pennsylvania
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,214 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,792 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at Penn State Harrisburg. About 86% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nevada - Las Vegas comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 30,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,454 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,459 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at UNLV. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida International University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 57,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed from FIU. Of these students, 67% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in adult and continuing ed. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 doctor's degrees were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at Texas A&M College Station. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#7

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Georgia. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed from UGA. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 28,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,788 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,583 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed from University of Oklahoma. Of these students, 40% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 30,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,132 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 doctor's degrees were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at Louisiana State University. Of these students, 75% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 46,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed from Penn State University Park. Of these students, 75% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 27,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed from UARK. About 50% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Connecticut is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 27,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,798 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at UCONN. About 33% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Kansas State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,212 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degrees were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at K -State. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Regent University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Regent University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in adult and continuing ed. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,552 per year.

The adult and continuing ed program at Regent University awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to adult and continuing ed that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Development & Methodology 97
Elementary Education 25
Early Childhood Education 16
Secondary Education 14
Teacher Education 9

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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