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2021 Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools

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

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 Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 230 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Educational Administration Colleges.

#1

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

Our analysis found Lamar University to be the most popular school for educational administration students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Lamar University is a large public school located in the midsize city of Beaumont.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend The College of Saint Rose. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools list. Saint Rose is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Albany.

While working on their degree, education admin majors at Saint Rose accumulate an average of around $21,752 in student debt. 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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The excellent online programs at Arkansas State University - Main Campus 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 small city of Jonesboro, A-State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that education admin majors at A-State take out is $22,060. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $258.

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#4

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Liberty University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools list. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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Out of the 230 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Southern California landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the 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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#6

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools list. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Rasmussen College - Florida ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools list. Located in the city of Ocala, Rasmussen College - Florida is a private for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, education admin graduates from Rasmussen College - Florida take out $23,327 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $242, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools ranking. SUNY Stony Brook is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Stony Brook.

On average, education admin graduates from SUNY Stony Brook take out $30,283 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 $353.

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#9

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC

Gardner - Webb University ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools list. Gardner - Webb is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Boiling Springs.

Education Admin majors at Gardner - Webb take out an average of $41,808 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $488, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Kaplan University-Indianapolis did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for educational administration students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a public school with a very large student population.

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With a ranking of #10, Trevecca Nazarene University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Located in the large city of Nashville, TNU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#12

University of New England

Biddeford, ME

University of New England ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools list. Located in the midsize suburb of Biddeford, UNE is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, education admin graduates from UNE take out $12,913 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $150, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#13

Creighton University

Omaha, NE

With a ranking of #13, Creighton University did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Creighton is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Omaha.

While working on their degree, education admin majors at Creighton accumulate an average of around $61,500 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $717.

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#14

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

McDaniel College ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Online Educational Administration 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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#15

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Education Admin majors at GWU take out an average of $39,365 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $459.

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Concordia University - Portland ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools list. Located in the large city of Portland, Concordia University - Portland is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Education Admin majors at Concordia University - Portland take out an average of $46,122 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $538, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#17

Thomas University

Thomasville, GA

Thomas University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools ranking. TU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Thomasville.

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Appalachian State University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools ranking. Located in the distant town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public school with a large student population.

After completing their degree, education admin graduates from Appalachian State carry an average student debtload of $16,473. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $192, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #17, Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. IWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Marion.

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#20

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Western Governors University landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best educational administration programs. Located in the suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#21

Carson - Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

Carson - Newman University ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools list. Carson - Newman is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Jefferson City.

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#22

Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

Columbus State University ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools list. CSU is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Columbus.

While working on their degree, education admin majors at CSU accumulate an average of around $30,914 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 $360.

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#23

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk, Old Dominion is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#24

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

With a ranking of #24, University of the Cumberlands did quite well on this year’s best schools for educational administration students. Cumberlands is a large private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Williamsburg.

On average, education admin graduates from Cumberlands take out $20,121 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $234, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#25

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

Wilmington University ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools list. Located in the large suburb of New Castle, Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

On average, education admin graduates from Wilmington University take out $60,007 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $699.

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#26

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
#27

Brandman University

Irvine, CA
#28

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA
#30

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
#31

American College of Education

Indianapolis, IN
#32

University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL
#34

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

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 Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools award.

Rank College Location
35 Point Park University Pittsburgh, PA
36 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
37 University of St Francis Joliet, IL
37 Union University Jackson, TN
39 Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA
40 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
41 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
42 Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID
42 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
44 Clemson University Clemson, SC
45 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
45 Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN
45 Marshall University Huntington, WV
45 St. Thomas University Miami Gardens, FL

View the Most Popular Online Educational Administration Schools for a specific region near you.

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.

  • 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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