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

RankNameAnnual TuitionEnrollment
1Vanderbilt University (Peabody) – Nashville, TN$1,500 per credit780
2University of Wisconsin–Madison – Madison, WI$10,500 In-state,
$25,000 Out-of-state
1,030
3Harvard University – Cambridge, MA$34,000990
4Pennsylvania State University–University Park – University Park, PA$15,400 In-state,
$28,200 Out-of-state
1,165
5Stanford University – Stanford, CA$380$37,400
6University of Texas–Austin – Austin, TX$7,400 In-state,
$14,500 Out-of-state
1,580
7Columbia University (Teachers College) – New York, NY$1,100 per credit5,100
8Ohio State University – Columbus, OH$11,000 In-state,
$26,500 Out-of-state
1,350
9Michigan State University – East Lansing, MI$511/credit In-state
$1,000/credit Out-of-state
1,780
10University of Southern California (Rossier) – Los Angeles, CA$1,300/credit1,270

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



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