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2021 Best Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Educational Administration Master's Degree 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.

The Best Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 598 schools in the United States to see which master's degree programs offered the best educational experiences 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 Master’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Educational Administration Master's Degree Colleges.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Master's in Education Admin

Our analysis found Bank Street College of Education to be the best school for educational administration students who want to pursue a master’s degree in the United States. Bank Street College of Education is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at Bank Street College of Education take out while working on their Master's Degree is $36,253. 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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#2

Brandman University

Irvine, CA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Brandman University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Brandman is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Irvine.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from Brandman carry an average student debtload of $35,414. 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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The excellent master’s degree programs at The College of Saint Rose helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best educational administration schools in the United States. Located in the city of Albany, The College of Saint Rose is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, education admin graduates from The College of Saint Rose take out $24,177 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $273, based 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 University of Delaware. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. U of Delaware is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Newark.

On average, education admin graduates from U of Delaware take out $12,860 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree.

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#5

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Lehigh University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Lehigh is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bethlehem.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from Lehigh carry an average student debtload of $25,201. 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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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

With a ranking of #6, Santa Clara University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. Located in the midsize city of Santa Clara, SCU is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from SCU carry an average student debtload of $30,498.

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Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Des Moines, Drake is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Education Admin majors at Drake take out an average of $27,758 in student loans while working on their Master's 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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National University

La Jolla, CA

National University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large city of La Jolla, National University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at National University take out while working on their Master's Degree is $28,597. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $271, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

With a ranking of #9, Trinity University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. Located in the city of San Antonio, Trinity U is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at Trinity U take out while working on their Master's Degree is $22,845. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $291.

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#10

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Fordham U is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Bronx.

While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at Fordham U accumulate an average of around $34,525 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $400.

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The College of New Jersey came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools ranking. TCNJ is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Ewing.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at TCNJ take out while working on their Master's Degree is $33,337.

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#12

Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree educational administration programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Education Admin majors at Brown take out an average of $25,357 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $239, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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American University

Washington, DC

American University landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree educational administration programs. The American University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at The American University take out while working on their Master's Degree is $27,060.

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#14

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD

Mount St Mary’s University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Mount St Mary's University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Emmitsburg.

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Concordia University - Irvine came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Concordia University Irvine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Irvine.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from Concordia University Irvine carry an average student debtload of $24,321. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $251.

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Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

Berry College ranked #16 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Berry is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Mount Berry.

On average, education admin graduates from Berry take out $24,864 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $334, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Teachers College at Columbia University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of New York, Teachers College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

On average, education admin graduates from Teachers College take out $49,008 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $524, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Manhattan College ranked #18 on this year’s Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Riverdale, Manhattan is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#19

University of Redlands

Redlands, CA

University of Redlands landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree educational administration programs. U of Redlands is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Redlands.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Mahwah, Ramapo College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at Ramapo College accumulate an average of around $29,739 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $357, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#21

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #21 on the list. UNI is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Cedar Falls.

While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at UNI accumulate an average of around $24,425 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $231.

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Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

With a ranking of #22, Northwestern University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern U is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

Education Admin majors at Northwestern U take out an average of $41,942 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $492.

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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #23 on the list. UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

Education Admin majors at UPenn take out an average of $51,714 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $628.

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Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

With a ranking of #24, Loyola Marymount University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students working on their master’s degree. Located in the city of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their Master's Degree, education admin graduates from Loyola Marymount carry an average student debtload of $21,895. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $239, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, NY

CUNY Lehman College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for educational administration students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #25 on the list. Lehman is a large public school located in the city of Bronx.

While working on their Master's Degree, education admin majors at Lehman accumulate an average of around $23,521 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $198.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools

#26

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
#27

Centenary University

Hackettstown, NJ
#28

Midland University

Fremont, NE
#29

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA
#30

CUNY Hunter College

New York, NY
#31

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA
#32

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ
#33

Pace University - New York

New York, NY
#35

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
#37

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX
#38

Providence College

Providence, RI
#39

Martin Luther College

New Ulm, MN
#42

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ
#43

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
#44

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA
#45

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT
#46

CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY
#48

North Central College

Naperville, IL
#50

Endicott College

Beverly, MA

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 598 different United States educational administration schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
52 Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL
53 University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Champaign, IL
54 Boston University Boston, MA
55 California State University - San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
56 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
57 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
58 Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, PA
59 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
60 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
61 Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, NC
62 LIU Post Brookville, NY
63 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
64 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
65 McDaniel College Westminster, MD
66 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
67 CUNY City College New York, NY
68 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
69 New York University New York, NY
70 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA
71 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
72 MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS
73 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
74 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
75 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
76 Touro College New York, NY
77 The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
78 Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA
79 Aurora University Aurora, IL
80 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
81 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
82 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
83 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
84 Georgian Court University Lakewood, NJ
85 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
86 Hood College Frederick, MD
87 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
88 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
89 Chadron State College Chadron, NE

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
90 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
91 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
92 Carthage College Kenosha, WI
93 Saint Martin’s University Lacey, WA
94 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
95 University of La Verne La Verne, CA
96 Concordia University - Chicago River Forest, IL
97 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
98 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
99 East Texas Baptist University Marshall, TX
100 Viterbo University La Crosse, WI
101 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
102 Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA
103 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
104 Baylor University Waco, TX
105 Whitworth University Spokane, WA
106 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
107 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
108 William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ
109 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
110 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
111 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
112 Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, WI
113 Winona State University Winona, MN
114 Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, IA
115 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA
116 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
117 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
118 Iowa State University Ames, IA
119 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND

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).
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