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Master’s Degree in Educational Assessment

517 Yearly Graduations
$57,250 Median Salary
$29,500 Median Debt
There are 67 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in assessment. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 26% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 19.7% of assessment graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Assessment Majors

In 2018-2019, 517 earned their master's degree in assessment. This earns it the #146 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 assessment at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 562
Master’s Degree 517
Graduate Certificate 233
Doctor’s Degree 218
Undergraduate Certificate 1
Basic Certificate 1

Earnings of Assessment Majors With Master’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in assessment is $57,250. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $55,225 to a high of $59,275.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in assessment is $29,500. 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, $32,436 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $27,400.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $344.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in assessment. About 72.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 144
Women 373
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Assessment

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 26
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 57
White 270
International Students 102
Other Races/Ethnicities 30
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Assessment Master's Degree Students

There are 67 colleges that offer a master’s degree in assessment. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
68 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Santa Cruz tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for assessment majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 19,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 people received their master's degree in assessment from UC Santa Cruz. Of these students, 65% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
29 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for assessment majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Pennsylvania. Roughly 25,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 master's degree were handed out to assessment majors at UPenn. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

28 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Teachers College at Columbia University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in assessment. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 master's degree were handed out to assessment majors at Teachers College. Of these students, 68% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

26 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - University College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in assessment. Each year, around 59,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their master's degree in assessment from University of Maryland - University College. About 65% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
23 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Tech University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in assessment. Roughly 36,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,744 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,958 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 master's degree were handed out to assessment majors at Texas Tech. Of these students, 65% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

23 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Chicago comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in assessment. Each year, around 30,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,276 per year.

The assessment program at University of Illinois at Chicago awarded 23 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 65% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
22 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for assessment majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Roughly 26,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,976 per year.

The assessment program at University of Nebraska - Lincoln awarded 22 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#8

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
20 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for assessment majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Alabama at Birmingham. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their master's degree in assessment from UAB. Of these students, 100% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Weatherford, Oklahoma
19 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for assessment majors who are seeking their master's degree is Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,084 per year.

The assessment program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University awarded 19 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
17 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for assessment majors who are seeking their master's degree is Western Governors University. 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.

The assessment program at Western Governors University awarded 17 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 59% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
16 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in assessment. Roughly 45,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their master's degree in assessment from USC. Of these students, 62% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
14 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Mexico - Main Campus is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in assessment. Roughly 26,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,299 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,156 per year.

The assessment program at University of New Mexico - Main Campus awarded 14 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 71% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma
13 Yearly Graduations
69% Women

University of Central Oklahoma is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in assessment. Roughly 15,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,686 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 master's degree were handed out to assessment majors at UCO.

#13

Union University

Jackson, Tennessee
13 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for assessment majors who are seeking their master's degree is Union University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $21,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their master's degree in assessment from Union U.

#13

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado
13 Yearly Graduations
38% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for assessment majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Northern Colorado. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,596 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,867 per year.

The assessment program at University of Northern Colorado awarded 13 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
11 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boston College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in assessment. Each year, around 14,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 master's degree were handed out to assessment majors at Boston College. About 73% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, Kentucky
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Campbellsville University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in assessment. Each year, around 7,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $24,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,240 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their master's degree in assessment from Campbellsville University. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#16

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, Missouri
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Missouri Western State University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in assessment. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,096 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,188 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 master's degree were handed out to assessment majors at Western.

#16

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harvard University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in assessment. Roughly 31,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their master's degree in assessment from Harvard. About 64% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

10 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in assessment. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 master's degree were handed out to assessment majors at UW Seattle. About 100% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 27,762
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25,769
General Education 19,995
Special Education 18,013
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17,465

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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