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Master’s Degree in Educational Administration

27,762 Yearly Graduations
$50,600 Median Salary
$29,462 Median Debt
There are 773 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in education admin. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 31% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.7% of education admin graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Admin Majors

In 2018-2019, 27,762 earned their master's degree in education admin. This earns it the #4 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree 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 Master’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in education admin is $50,600. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $45,200 and the high is $56,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in education admin is $29,462. 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, $35,478 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $24,135.

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The median monthly payment of a education admin graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $343.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in education admin. About 68.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 8,680
Women 19,082
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Education Admin

The racial-ethnic distribution of education admin master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 544
Black or African American 3,869
Hispanic or Latino 3,267
White 17,411
International Students 460
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,211
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Admin Master's Degree Students

There are 773 colleges that offer a master’s degree in education admin. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

American College of Education

Indianapolis, Indiana
998 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for education admin students seekinga master's degree is American College of Education. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,755 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,894 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 998 people received their master's degree in education admin from American College of Education. Of these students, 63% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
994 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lamar University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in education admin. Each year, around 14,500 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, 994 people received their master's degree in education admin from Lamar University. Of these students, 70% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
836 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Canyon University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in education admin. Each year, around 83,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 836 people received their master's degree in education admin from Grand Canyon University. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#4

Concordia University - Chicago

River Forest, Illinois
477 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Concordia University - Chicago comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in education admin. Roughly 5,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,926 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,910 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 477 master's degree were handed out to education admin majors at Concordia University Chicago. About 68% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

421 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is Arkansas State University - Main Campus. Roughly 13,900 attend the school each year. 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.

The education admin program at Arkansas State University - Main Campus awarded 421 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 51% were women.

#6

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
394 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Governors University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in education admin. Roughly 98,600 attend the school each year. 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, 394 people received their master's degree in education admin from WGU. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 65% were women.

#7

William Woods University

Fulton, Missouri
390 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

William Woods University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in education admin. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,950 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,480 per year.

The education admin program at William Woods University awarded 390 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 51% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

306 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Arlington is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in education admin. Roughly 46,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,624 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,474 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 306 people received their master's degree in education admin from UT Arlington. Of these students, 72% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

283 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in education admin. Roughly 103,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 283 master's degree were handed out to education admin majors at UOPX - Arizona. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#10

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
273 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Arizona University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in education admin. Each year, around 31,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,018 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,305 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 273 people received their master's degree in education admin from NAU. About 72% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
248 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Cumberlands comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in education admin. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,670 per year.

The education admin program at University of the Cumberlands awarded 248 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 66% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

National University

La Jolla, California
227 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in education admin. Each year, around 17,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,480 per year.

The education admin program at National University awarded 227 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 72% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
226 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in education admin. Roughly 38,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 226 people received their master's degree in education admin from UNT. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

#14

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
223 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

William Carey University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in education admin. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,850 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 223 people received their master's degree in education admin from William Carey University. Of these students, 80% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Concordia University - Irvine

Irvine, California
214 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Concordia University - Irvine is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in education admin. Roughly 4,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,953 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 214 master's degree were handed out to education admin majors at Concordia University Irvine. About 69% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

209 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Teachers College at Columbia University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in education admin. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 209 people received their master's degree in education admin from Teachers College. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#17

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey
204 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is Montclair State University. Each year, around 21,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,082 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,600 per year.

The education admin program at Montclair State University awarded 204 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 66% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

The University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida
191 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for education admin majors who are seeking their master's degree is The University of West Florida. Roughly 13,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,088 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 191 master's degree were handed out to education admin majors at University of West Florida. Of these students, 76% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
184 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in education admin. Each year, around 36,200 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, 184 people received their master's degree in education admin from Capella University. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#20

Stephen F Austin State University

Nacogdoches, Texas
178 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stephen F Austin State University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in education admin. Roughly 12,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,096 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,112 per year.

The education admin program at Stephen F Austin State University awarded 178 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 70% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to education admin that offer master’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25,769
General Education 19,995
Special Education 18,013
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17,465
Curriculum & Instruction 16,093

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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