Best Education Administration Colleges of 2012-2013

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Educational administration is an is a discipline within the field of education that focuses on practice and theory of administration within elementary, secondary, post-secondary and tertiary education institutions. Educational administration is different from other administrive disciplines in that it adheres to the princicples of educational philosophy.

Most education institutions – specifically elementary, middle and high schools ‐ require administrators to have a master’s or Ph.D. degree in education administration or leadership. Below our editor’s have listed the top educational administration colleges based on a composite of major college ranking indices.

Education Administration College Rankings

Rank Name Annual Tuition Enrollment
1 Vanderbilt University (Peabody) – Nashville, TN $1,500 per credit 780
2 University of Wisconsin–Madison – Madison, WI $10,500 In-state,
$25,000 Out-of-state
1,030
3 Harvard University – Cambridge, MA $34,000 990
4 Pennsylvania State University–University Park – University Park, PA $15,400 In-state,
$28,200 Out-of-state
1,165
5 Stanford University – Stanford, CA $380 $37,400
6 University of Texas–Austin – Austin, TX $7,400 In-state,
$14,500 Out-of-state
1,580
7 Columbia University (Teachers College) – New York, NY $1,100 per credit 5,100
8 Ohio State University – Columbus, OH $11,000 In-state,
$26,500 Out-of-state
1,350
9 Michigan State University – East Lansing, MI $511/credit In-state
$1,000/credit Out-of-state
1,780
10 University of Southern California (Rossier) – Los Angeles, CA $1,300/credit 1,270

* College rankings based on editor generated composite of major ranking indices.



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