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2022 Best Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools in Mississippi

9 Colleges in Mississippi
528 Master's Degrees
Educational Administration is of the hottest master's degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #4 most popular major in the country. This means there are lots of options to choose from when you decide to get your degree.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 9 schools in Mississippi to determine which ones were the best for educational administration students pursuing a master's degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 528 master's degrees in educational administration during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Educational Administration School for Your Master's Degree

Best Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools in Mississippi The education admin master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 90% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 1321 to 796 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

One measure we use to determine the quality of a educational administration school is to look at the average salary of master's graduates during the early years of their career. Master's Degree holders from a school in Mississippi make an average starting salary of $42,575, but the students who attended one of the top 9 schools of our list make an average of $43,100.

Starting Salary  ( 41983 to 43816 )
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$44,100

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on educational administration students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of educational administration students who choose to seek a master's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for educational administration to pay back their student loans after receiving their master's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized educational administration related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for educational administration students working on their master's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools in Mississippi list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Educational Administration in Mississippi

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for educational administration students seeking a a master's degree.

Top Mississippi Schools for a Master's in Education Admin

#1

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS
79 Annual Graduates
$41,000 Median Student Debt

Mississippi College is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a master's degree in educational administration. Located in the suburb of Clinton, MC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #625 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means MC is a great college overall.

There were approximately 79 educational administration individuals who graduated with this degree at MC in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduation, education admin master's recipients typically earn around $44,100 in the first five years of their career.

More information about a master’s in educational administration from Mississippi College

#2

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS
165 Annual Graduates
$27,333 Median Student Debt

William Carey University is a good choice for students interested in a master's degree in educational administration. William Carey University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Hattiesburg. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #718 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means William Carey University is a great university overall.

There were approximately 165 educational administration individuals who graduated with this degree at William Carey University in the most recent year we have data available. Master's students who receive their degree from the education admin program earn around $42,300 in their early career salary.

More information about a master’s in educational administration from William Carey University

#3

University of Mississippi

University, MS
88 Annual Graduates
$28,326 Median Student Debt

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in educational administration has to take a look at University of Mississippi. Located in the town of University, Ole Miss is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #612 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Ole Miss is a great university overall.

There were about 88 educational administration individuals who graduated with this degree at Ole Miss in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduation, education admin master's recipients typically earn about $42,900 in their early careers.

More information about a master’s in educational administration from University of Mississippi

#4

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS
75 Annual Graduates
$26,804 Median Student Debt

Every student who is interested in a master's degree in educational administration has to take a look at Mississippi State University. Mississippi State is a fairly large public university located in the town of Mississippi State. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #637 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Mississippi State is a great university overall.

There were about 75 educational administration individuals who graduated with this degree at Mississippi State in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Delta State University

Cleveland, MS
52 Annual Graduates

Located in the town of Cleveland, Delta State University is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 8th out of 13 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

A popular choice for educational administration students, there were approximately 52 students who completed this degree at Delta State University in the most recent data year.

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19 Annual Graduates

Southern Miss is a fairly large public university located in the city of Hattiesburg. This university ranks 7th out of 13 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

A popular choice for educational administration students, there were approximately 19 students who completed this degree at Southern Miss in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

Belhaven University

Jackson, MS
21 Annual Graduates

Belhaven is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of Jackson. This university ranks 9th out of 13 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

There were roughly 21 educational administration students who graduated with this degree at Belhaven in the most recent data year.

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#8

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS
24 Annual Graduates

Located in the remote area of Alcorn State, Alcorn State is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 12th out of 13 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

Alcorn State University is a fairly popular university to study education admin in Mississippi with about 24 graduations in the most recent data year.

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4 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Jackson, Jackson State is a public university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 11th out of 13 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

A favorite choice for educational administration students, there were about 4 learners who graduated from this program at Jackson State in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in educational administration from Jackson State University

Best Educational Administration Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Educational Administration Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Florida 206 1,112
Georgia 186 351
Virginia 175 668
North Carolina 167 699
Tennessee 156 464
Alabama 147 302
South Carolina 141 388
Louisiana 140 358
Kentucky 140 615
Arkansas 119 597
West Virginia 108 163

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One of 14 majors within the Education area of study, Educational Administration has other similar majors worth exploring.

Education Admin Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Educational Leadership & Administration 373
Community College Education 80
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 74
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 342
Special Education 202
Curriculum & Instruction 179
Teacher Education Subject Specific 162
Student Counseling 143
General Education 84
Other Education 19
Instructional Media Design 10

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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