Adult and Continuing Education Administration
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Adult and continuing education administration is a program that focuses on the principles and techniques of administering programs and facilities designed to serve the basic education needs of undereducated adults, or the continuing education needs of adults seeking further or specialized instruction, and that prepares individuals to serve as administrators of such programs. includes instruction in adult education principles, program and facilities planning, personnel management, community and client relations, budgeting and administration, professional standards, and applicable laws and policies.
Careers for program graduates
Following are recommended careers for people who earn adult and continuing education administration degrees, with color indicating the most common education attained by other workers.
Training and Development Managers
No degree
Current Award Levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in adult and continuing education administration at each level last year.
0200400600Postbaccalaureate CertMaster's DegreeResearch Doctorate
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all adult and continuing education administration graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 63% of other programs.
Pacific Islander
American Indian
Not Reported
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 82% of other programs.
Of all people with any degree in adult and continuing education administration earned in the last academic year, 74% were women.
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 74% of other programs.
Completions History

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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Educational Administration and Supervision doing?

Below you'll see the distribution of the starting salaries and accumulated federal and private educational loans across schools that offer a program in the field educational administration and supervision, which includes adult and continuing education administration.

Median starting salaries
$29K$51K$73K$61K$75K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KDoctorateProfessionalPost-master's CertMaster'sBachelor's
Median cumulative loan amount
$24K$29K$28K$60K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KDoctoratePost-master's CertMaster'sBachelor's
Where can I complete this program?
Explore schools that offer adult and continuing education administration degrees and certificates

Use this list to identify high-performing schools in convenient locations that offer this program. Select the orange scatter button to see typical starting salaries and student loans by school and award level for the broad program Educational Administration and Supervision. (Salary data is only available for large programs.)

Understanding the columns

The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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