Find Teaching Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Master's Degree in Adult & Continuing Education

Find Schools Near

Master’s Degrees in Adult & Continuing Education

864 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 67 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in adult and continuing ed. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 35% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.5% of adult and continuing ed graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Adult and Continuing Ed Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 864 students earned their master's degree in adult and continuing ed. This makes it the 24th most popular master's degree program in the country.

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 Master’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 master's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in adult and continuing ed. About 69.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 261
Women 603
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Adult and Continuing Ed

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 170
Hispanic or Latino 70
White 497
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 84
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Adult and Continuing Ed Master's Degree Students

There are 67 colleges that offer a master’s degree in adult and continuing ed. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
62 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for adult and continuing ed students seekinga master's degree is Kansas State University. Each year, around 21,700 students seeking various degrees attend the 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, 62 master's degrees were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at K -State. Of these students, 32% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

60 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 31,700 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their master's degree in adult and continuing ed from Louisiana State University. About 73% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

56 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. Roughly 28,000 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 master's degrees were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at University of Oklahoma. Of these students, 57% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
46 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of West Alabama. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,678 per year.

The adult and continuing ed program at University of West Alabama awarded 46 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 87% were women and 74% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
40 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their master's degree is Capella University. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 people received their master's degree in adult and continuing ed from Capella University. Of these students, 78% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
36 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 68,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The adult and continuing ed program at Texas A&M University - College Station awarded 36 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 53% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
32 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cleveland State University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,745 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,014 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their master's degree in adult and continuing ed from Cleveland State University. Of these students, 75% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
31 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

The adult and continuing ed program at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus awarded 31 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 39% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Troy University

Troy, Alabama
30 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their master's degree is Troy University. Roughly 16,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,650 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their master's degree in adult and continuing ed from TROY. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#10

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma
27 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Oklahoma is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 14,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,686 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their master's degree in adult and continuing ed from UCO. About 67% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
25 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their master's degree is Ball State University. Roughly 22,400 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, 25 people received their master's degree in adult and continuing ed from Ball State. Of these students, 84% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
25 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 50,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their master's degree in adult and continuing ed from Rutgers New Brunswick. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#11

University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho
25 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Idaho. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,182 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,754 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their master's degree in adult and continuing ed from U of I. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#11

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
25 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pennsylvania comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 26,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

The adult and continuing ed program at University of Pennsylvania awarded 25 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#15

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington
21 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their master's degree is Western Washington University. Roughly 16,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,215 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,806 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 master's degrees were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at WWU. About 90% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
19 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Southern Maine is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in adult and continuing ed. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,868 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,578 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their master's degree in adult and continuing ed from University of Southern Maine.

#17

Buffalo State

Buffalo, New York
18 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Buffalo State comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their master's degree in adult and continuing ed from Buffalo State. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

17 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - Commerce comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 12,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,630 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 master's degrees were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at Texas A&M Commerce. Of these students, 65% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, New York
16 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Empire State College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 master's degrees were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at SUNY Empire. Of these students, 69% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

15 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 44,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their master's degree in adult and continuing ed from USF Tampa. About 73% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Elementary Education 7,385
Secondary Education 4,951
Teacher Education 4,156
Teacher Development & Methodology 3,761
Early Childhood Education 3,466

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.

Featured Schools

Find Teaching Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited education & teaching schools across the U.S.