Secondary School Administration
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Secondary school administration is a program that focuses on educational administration at the junior high, secondary, or senior high school (7-12) levels, and prepares individuals to serve as principals and masters of secondary schools. includes instruction in secondary school education, program and facilities planning, budgeting and administration, public relations, human resources management, adolescent growth and development, counseling skills, applicable law and regulations, school safety, policy studies, and professional standards and ethics.
Careers for program graduates
Following are recommended careers for people who earn secondary school administration degrees, with color indicating the most common education attained by other workers.
K-12 Education Administrators
No degree
Current Award Levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in secondary school administration at each level last year.
0200400600Bachelor's DegreePostbaccalaureate CertMaster's DegreePost-master's CertResearch Doctorate
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all secondary school administration graduates from this last academic year.
Pacific Islander
American Indian
Not Reported
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 93% of other programs.
Of all people with any degree in secondary school administration earned in the last academic year, 63% were women.
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 60% 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 secondary school 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 secondary school 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.)

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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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