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2021 Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools

282 Colleges
$76,189 Avg Salary
$29,219 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate 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.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. This report analyzed 282 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best graduate certificate programs for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools in the United States

Check out the education admin graduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Postbaccalaureate Certificates in Education Admin

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

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#2

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 #2 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Bank Street College of Education. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools list. Bank Street College of Education is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

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#4

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend McDaniel College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the small suburb of Westminster, McDaniel is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Iowa State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools list. Iowa State is a very large public school located in the city of Ames.

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St John’s University - New York ranked #6 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools list. STJ is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Queens.

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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate educational administration programs. SUNY Stony Brook is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Stony Brook.

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#8

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Rider is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Lawrenceville.

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City University of Seattle did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the city of Seattle, CityU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#10

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

Loyola Marymount University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the city of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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#11

Winona State University

Winona, MN

With a ranking of #11, Winona State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students working on their graduate certificate. Winona State is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Winona.

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#12

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #12 on the list. K - State is a very large public school located in the city of Manhattan.

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#13

Bradley University

Peoria, IL

Bradley University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools list. Bradley is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Peoria.

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#14

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN

Bethel University Minnesota did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the suburb of Saint Paul, Bethel University Minnesota is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#15

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#16

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Saint Cloud State University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. St. Cloud State University is a large public school located in the city of Saint Cloud.

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#17

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

With a ranking of #17, Fordham University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students working on their graduate certificate. Fordham U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Bronx.

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The College of New Jersey landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate educational administration programs. TCNJ is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Ewing.

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Georgia College & State University landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate educational administration programs. Located in the distant town of Milledgeville, Georgia College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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With a ranking of #20, University of Connecticut did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students working on their graduate certificate. UCONN is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Storrs.

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#21

University of New England

Biddeford, ME

University of New England came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Biddeford, UNE is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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#22

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

Seton Hall University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of South Orange, Seton Hall is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #23, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the city of Oshkosh, UW Oshkosh is a public school with a large student population.

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#24

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate educational administration programs. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern U is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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With a ranking of #25, Minnesota State University - Moorhead did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the midsize suburb of Moorhead, Minnesota State University - Moorhead is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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Rest of the Top Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools

#26

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
#27

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY
#30

University of Redlands

Redlands, CA
#31

Gannon University

Erie, PA
#32

CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, NY
#34

Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN
#35

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT
#36

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD
#37

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
#38

Niagara University

Niagara University, NY
#40

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY
#41

Pace University - New York

New York, NY
#42

LIU Post

Brookville, NY

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
43 Canisius College Buffalo, NY
44 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
45 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
46 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
47 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
48 Saint Martin’s University Lacey, WA
49 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
50 Illinois State University Normal, IL
51 Salve Regina University Newport, RI
52 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
53 Hood College Frederick, MD
54 CUNY Hunter College New York, NY
55 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
56 Appalachian State University Boone, NC

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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