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2021 Best Educational Administration Schools

671 Colleges
$59,025 Avg Salary
$38,048 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Educational Administration School for You

Educational Administration is the #27 most popular major in the country with 44,381 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Educational Administration Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 671 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Educational Administration Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for education admin majors pursuing a .

Top 25 Top Schools in Education Admin

Our 2021 rankings named The College of Saint Rose the best school in the United States for educational administration students. Located in the city of Albany, The College of Saint Rose is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Education Admin majors at The College of Saint Rose take out an average of $21,752 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $253, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Bank Street College of Education. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Schools list. Bank Street College of Education is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

While working on their degree, education admin majors at Bank Street College of Education accumulate an average of around $29,773 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $347, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Brandman University

Irvine, CA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Brandman University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Schools list. Brandman is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Irvine.

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#4

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Johns Hopkins University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Schools list. Located in the city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#5

The Sage Colleges

Troy, NY

The excellent programs at The Sage Colleges helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best educational administration schools in the United States. Russel Sage is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Troy.

While working on their degree, education admin majors at Russel Sage accumulate an average of around $43,443 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $506.

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With a ranking of #6, University of Delaware did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. U of Delaware is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Newark.

Education Admin majors at U of Delaware take out an average of $21,879 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $227.

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University of Southern California ranked #7 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Schools list. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

On average, education admin graduates from USC take out $83,233 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $970, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Martin Luther College

New Ulm, MN

Martin Luther College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Schools ranking. Located in the town of New Ulm, MLC is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#9

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

McDaniel College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the suburb of Westminster, McDaniel is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#10

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Schools list. Lehigh is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Bethlehem.

On average, education admin graduates from Lehigh take out $24,135 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $281.

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#11

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Santa Clara, SCU is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#12

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Des Moines, Drake is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, education admin graduates from Drake take out $24,535 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $286, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Schools list. Fordham U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Bronx.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at Fordham U take out is $54,438. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $634, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#14

National University

La Jolla, CA

National University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the city of La Jolla, National University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from National University carry an average student debtload of $23,217. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $271, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Catholic University of America did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #15 on the list. CUA is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

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Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

Trinity University landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. Located in the large city of San Antonio, Trinity U is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Schools ranking. Located in the distant town of Menomonie, UW - Stout is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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St John’s University - New York did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #18 on the list. STJ is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Queens.

On average, education admin graduates from STJ take out $46,890 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $546.

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Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. Located in the midsize city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from Brown carry an average student debtload of $20,500. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $239, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The College of New Jersey ranked #20 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Schools list. TCNJ is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Ewing.

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City University of Seattle landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. Located in the large city of Seattle, CityU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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American University

Washington, DC

With a ranking of #22, American University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. The American University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

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#23

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University ranked #23 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Schools list. Rider is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Lawrenceville.

On average, education admin graduates from Rider take out $22,626 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $264.

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Concordia University - Irvine came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Schools ranking. Concordia University Irvine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Irvine.

On average, education admin graduates from Concordia University Irvine take out $21,500 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $251.

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#25

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD

Mount St Mary’s University ranked #25 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Schools list. Mount St Mary's University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Emmitsburg.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Educational Administration Schools

#26

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
#27

University of New England

Biddeford, ME
#28

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ
#29

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN
#30

Berry College

Mount Berry, GA
#31

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY
#32

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
#34

University of Redlands

Redlands, CA
#36

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA
#37

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
#38

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
#41

Centenary University

Hackettstown, NJ
#42

Midland University

Fremont, NE
#43

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA
#44

CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, NY
#45

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
#47

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
#48

George Washington University

Washington, DC
#49

Edgewood College

Madison, WI

Additional Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Educational Administration Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 671 different United States educational administration schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
52 New York University New York, NY
53 Gannon University Erie, PA
54 CUNY Hunter College New York, NY
55 Hamline University Saint Paul, MN
56 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
57 Pace University - New York New York, NY
58 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
59 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
60 Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, PA
61 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
62 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
63 Southwestern College Winfield, KS
64 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
65 Spalding University Louisville, KY
66 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
67 Providence College Providence, RI
68 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
69 Iowa State University Ames, IA
70 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
71 CUNY Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
72 LIU Post Brookville, NY
73 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
74 North Central College Naperville, IL
75 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
76 University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Champaign, IL
77 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
78 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
79 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
80 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
81 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
82 Endicott College Beverly, MA
83 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
84 Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL
85 Manhattanville College Purchase, NY
86 California State University - San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
87 Boston University Boston, MA
88 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
89 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
90 Salve Regina University Newport, RI
91 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
92 Saint Martin’s University Lacey, WA
93 Trident University International Cypress, CA
94 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
95 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
96 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
97 Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, NC
98 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
99 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
100 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Educational Administration students that almost earned our Best Educational Administration Schools award.

Rank College Location
101 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
102 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
103 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA
104 University of La Verne La Verne, CA
105 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
106 Hood College Frederick, MD
107 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
108 MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS
109 CUNY City College New York, NY
110 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
111 Touro College New York, NY
112 The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
113 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
114 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN
115 Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA
116 Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY
117 Aurora University Aurora, IL
118 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
119 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
120 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
121 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
122 Georgian Court University Lakewood, NJ
123 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
124 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
125 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
126 Illinois State University Normal, IL
127 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
128 Viterbo University La Crosse, WI
129 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
130 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
131 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
132 Concordia University - Chicago River Forest, IL
133 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
134 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD

Educational Administration by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 14 majors within the area of study, educational administration has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Shai-WMIL.

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