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Master’s Degrees in Community Organization & Advocacy

469 Yearly Graduations
$41,600 Median Salary
$37,246 Median Debt
There are 35 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in community organization. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 30% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 4.1% of community organization graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Community Organization Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 469 students earned their master's degree in community organization. This earns it the #155 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 community organization at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,625
Associate’s Degree 507
Master’s Degree 469
Basic Certificate 119
Graduate Certificate 62
Undergraduate Certificate 40
Doctor’s Degree 10

Earnings of Community Organization Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in community organization is $41,600. 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 $40,100 to a high of $41,825.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in community organization is $37,246. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $41,962 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $34,581.

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The median monthly payment of a community organization graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $434.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in community organization. About 77.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 108
Women 361
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Community Organization

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 76
Hispanic or Latino 41
White 257
International Students 19
Other Races/Ethnicities 70
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Community Organization Master's Degree Students

There are 35 colleges that offer a master’s degree in community organization. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

70 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for community organization students seekinga master's degree is Louisiana State University - Shreveport. Each year, around 8,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,656 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,196 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 people received their master's degree in community organization from Louisiana State University - Shreveport. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#2

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
63 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in community organization. Roughly 48,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 master's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at U-M. About 81% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
45 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwestern University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in community organization. Roughly 22,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,232 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $56,067 per year.

The community organization program at Northwestern University awarded 45 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 87% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Clark University

Worcester, Massachusetts
39 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their master's degree is Clark University. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $46,850 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,848 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their master's degree in community organization from Clark. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#5

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
29 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in community organization. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

The community organization program at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus awarded 29 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 55% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Merrimack College

North Andover, Massachusetts
28 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Merrimack College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in community organization. Each year, around 5,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,770 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,280 per year.

The community organization program at Merrimack College awarded 28 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 96% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky
26 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their master's degree is Murray State University. Each year, around 9,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,974 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,214 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 master's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at Murray State. About 69% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
25 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their master's degree is Capella University. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their master's degree in community organization from Capella University. About 92% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
21 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan State University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in community organization. Each year, around 7,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,031 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,082 per year.

The community organization program at Metropolitan State University awarded 21 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

18 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their master's degree is John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Each year, around 15,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

The community organization program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice awarded 18 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Westminster College Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
14 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Westminster College Utah comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in community organization. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,464 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,377 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 master's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at Westminster College Salt Lake. About 79% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
14 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cleveland State University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in community organization. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,745 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,014 per year.

The community organization program at Cleveland State University awarded 14 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#13

Prescott College

Prescott, Arizona
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Prescott College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in community organization. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,888 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,696 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 master's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at Prescot College. Of these students, 75% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Claremont Lincoln University

Claremont, California
11 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Claremont Lincoln University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in community organization. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their master's degree in community organization from Claremont Lincoln University. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

#15

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women

Western Kentucky University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in community organization. Each year, around 18,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,802 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,140 per year.

The community organization program at Western Kentucky University awarded 9 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#15

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Vanderbilt University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in community organization. Roughly 13,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,624 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 master's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at Vanderbilt. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#17

Southeastern University

Lakeland, Florida
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southeastern University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in community organization. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,620 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,810 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 master's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at SEU. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#18

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

Brandeis University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in community organization. Roughly 5,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,340 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,940 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their master's degree in community organization from Brandeis.

#19

Western Illinois University

Macomb, Illinois
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Western Illinois University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in community organization. Each year, around 7,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,627 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,962 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their master's degree in community organization from WIU.

#19

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their master's degree is Cornell University. Each year, around 24,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 master's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at Cornell. Of these students, 75% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to community organization that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Social Work 31,270
Public Administration 12,640
Public Policy 3,219
Human Services 1,236
Other Public Administration 280

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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