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Graduate Certificates in Educational Administration

9,171 Yearly Graduations
$71,700 Median Salary
$28,215 Median Debt
There are 397 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in education admin. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 26% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.4% of education admin graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Admin Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9,171 students earned their graduate certificate in education admin. This earns it the #1 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in education admin at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 27,762
Graduate Certificate 9,171
Doctor’s Degree 6,651
Bachelor’s Degree 573
Basic Certificate 173
Undergraduate Certificate 29
Associate’s Degree 22

Earnings of Education Admin Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in education admin is $71,700. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $64,500 to a high of $91,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in education admin is $28,215. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $36,318 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,800.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $329.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in education admin. About 72.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,538
Women 6,633
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Education Admin

The racial-ethnic distribution of education admin graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 110
Black or African American 1,469
Hispanic or Latino 616
White 6,094
International Students 38
Other Races/Ethnicities 844
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Admin Graduate Certificate Students

There are 397 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in education admin. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
881 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for education admin students seekinga graduate certificate is Lamar University. Each year, around 15,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,032 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,324 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 881 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from Lamar University. Of these students, 76% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

The College of Saint Rose

Albany, New York
740 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The College of Saint Rose comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,218 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,382 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 740 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from Saint Rose. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

542 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Arkansas State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,986 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 542 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from A-State. About 66% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
193 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Each year, around 85,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

The education admin program at Liberty University awarded 193 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 72% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
172 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Stony Brook University. Each year, around 26,800 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.

The education admin program at Stony Brook University awarded 172 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina
166 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gardner - Webb University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education admin. Each year, around 3,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 166 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from Gardner - Webb. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#7

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland
146 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

McDaniel College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Roughly 2,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,180 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 146 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from McDaniel. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#8

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
142 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Capella University. Roughly 37,800 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.

The education admin program at Capella University awarded 142 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 71% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Viterbo University

La Crosse, Wisconsin
140 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Viterbo University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education admin. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,960 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,864 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 140 graduate certificates were handed out to education admin majors at Viterbo. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#10

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
134 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 134 graduate certificates were handed out to education admin majors at GWU. Of these students, 81% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Tennessee
132 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lincoln Memorial University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,093 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 graduate certificates were handed out to education admin majors at LMU. About 68% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
122 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Connecticut State University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,378 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 122 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from CCSU. Of these students, 66% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Thomas University

Thomasville, Georgia
96 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Thomas University. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,940 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,790 per year.

The education admin program at Thomas University awarded 96 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

96 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global. Each year, around 11,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,083 per year.

The education admin program at Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global awarded 96 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 71% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
95 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Governors University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education admin. Each year, around 136,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 95 people received their graduate certificate in education admin from WGU. Of these students, 69% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois
94 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is National Louis University. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,646 per year.

The education admin program at National Louis University awarded 94 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#17

Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia
85 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus State University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Each year, around 7,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 graduate certificates were handed out to education admin majors at CSU. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#18

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
84 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

LIU Post comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Each year, around 15,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,482 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 graduate certificates were handed out to education admin majors at LIU Post. Of these students, 77% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina
80 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Appalachian State University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education admin. Roughly 19,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,242 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,839 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 graduate certificates were handed out to education admin majors at Appalachian State. Of these students, 75% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
75 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sacred Heart University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in education admin. Roughly 9,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,427 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 graduate certificates were handed out to education admin majors at Sacred Heart. Of these students, 80% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to education admin that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,548
Special Education 2,240
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,112
Curriculum & Instruction 1,230
General Education 1,224

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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