Urban Education and Leadership
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Urban education and leadership is a program that focuses on issues and problems specific to the educational needs of populations and communities located in metropolitan, inner city, and related areas and prepares individuals to provide educational services and administrative leadership in urban contexts. includes instruction in multicultural education, at-risk studies, urban sociology, multilingual education, urban studies and planning, human services, health services and nutrition, cross-cultural communication, diversity studies, safety and security, and urban educational administration and leadership.
Careers for program graduates
Urban education and leadership majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
Education and childcare admini...Elementary and Middle School S...Secondary School TeachersPostsecondary TeachersChief executives and legislato...Specialized ManagersSpecial Education TeachersPreschool and Kindergarten Tea...
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Current Award Levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in urban education and leadership at each level last year.
0200400600800Associate's DegreeBachelor's DegreePostbaccalaureate CertMaster's DegreeResearch Doctorate
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all urban education and leadership graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 55% of other programs.
Pacific Islander
American Indian
Not Reported
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 68% of other programs.
Of all people with any degree in urban education and leadership earned in the last academic year, 72% were women.
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 72% of other programs.
The Census Bureau provides salary data for people with bachelor's degrees in educational administration and supervision, which includes urban education and leadership and 7 other programs.
Context: Median Salary
People with a degree in educational administration and supervision have a median salary of $66,741.
Context: Benefit of a master's
About 93% of these bachelor's graduates also have a graduate degree, perhaps in a different field. Salaries improved by approximately 35% over those holding only the bachelor's degree for those with subsequent graduate degrees.
As with our salary data, this data applies to all who earned a bachelor's degree in educational administration and supervision, which consists of 8 programs.
Context: Unemployment Rate
With an unemployment rate of 1.4%, this degree's majors who are in the workforce are more likely to be employed than the bachelor's graduates of 94% of other fields.
Context: Self Employed Workers
About 2% of workers who earned a bachelor's in educational administration and supervision are self-employed.
Top careers
Following are the most frequent jobs held by people who earned a bachelor's degree in Educational Administration and Supervision (which combines 8 programs), perhaps followed by additional education in any field. There is a fun exploration of related degrees and careers under Explore Careers below.
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 urban education and leadership.

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
Salary and Employment for Majors
Percentage of educational administration and supervision bachelor's graduates who are working

Technically, about 16.1% of educational administration and supervision graduates are currently not working, but only 1.4% are classified as "unemployed." The remaining 14.7% are "not in the workforce," and we don't know whether people are out of the workforce for personal reasons or because they have been unable to find work for an extended period.

Percentage working by type of employer
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Context: Unemployment rates

How does the unemployment rate for educational administration and supervision majors compare to the rate for other majors?

Typical salaries for educational administration and supervision majors
Distribution: Salaries by Employer

Following is the full distribution of salaries for educational administration and supervision majors, with a look at how the type of employer might affect that salary. This salary data includes people who may also have earned a graduate degree in any subject.

$73K$60K$67K$62K$64K$67K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250KLocal governmentPrivate for-profitState governmentFederal governmentPrivate not-for-profitOverall
Context: median salaries

How does the median (middle) salary for educational administration and supervision majors compare to the median salaries for other college majors?

Gender and success for educational administration and supervision majors

The donut shows the gender balance for all people with a bachelor's degree in educational administration and supervision.

Men (40%)
Women (60%)
Context: Gender representation

There are more female educational administration and supervision majors than most other degrees. This chart explores the percentages of men and women across majors.

Distribution: salaries by gender

Does your gender influence your salary? If salaries are balanced for men and women, the blue and pink bars should be about the same.

Context: Salary inequity

For educational administration and supervision graduates, men generally earn 18% more than women. This is near the middle of salary differentials within each program's graduates.

Insights from the ages of educational administration and supervision bachelor's-holders
Salary by age

What entry-level pay should you expect in your first job, and is the mid-level pay significantly higher? Below we see salary distributions by age group for educational administration and supervision graduates.

Workers with this degree
Is a bachelor's degree all you need?

Among all urban education and leadership completions reported last year, 99% were at the bachelor's level or higher, including 74% at the graduate level.

Most recent completions in urban education and leadership
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Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Postbaccalaureate Cert
Master's Degree
Post-master's Cert
Professional Degree
Research Doctorate
Other Doctorate
Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree

About 93% educational administration and supervision majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (but we do not know the graduate field of study). The percentage of educational administration and supervision majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 99% of other fields.

Distribution: educational administration and supervision majors' salaries by education level

Explore the salary distribution of educational administration and supervision majors by their highest degree earned. (Graduate degrees may be earned in any field.)

Context: Percentage boost obtained with a graduate degree

How important is a graduate degree for earning a higher salary? We measured the percentage increase over the bachelor's salary that each higher degree achieved -- see how this increase compares to other majors.

35%88%60%0%20%40%60%80%100%Bachelor's to Master'sBachelor's to DoctorateBachelor's to Professional

We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.

This section's data applies people who earned a bachelor's degree in educational administration and supervision

There's a wealth of information about diversity and employment by college major using data from the American Community Survey. The data for urban education and leadership is available for the larger educational administration and supervision degree designation, which contains a total of 8 programs. The charts in this section only apply to people who earned a bachelor's degree in this program.

Explore Careers
Careers for educational administration and supervision majors

Where do educational administration and supervision majors work, and how well do those jobs pay? A ** before the job name tells you that the Department of Education recommends this job for people with a degree in urban education and leadership.

Other majors that are hired by the top ten educational administration and supervision careers

Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by educational administration and supervision graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work, and explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!

General EducationElementary EducationPsychologyBusiness Management and A...English Language and Lite...HistoryGeneral BusinessCommunicationsPolitical Science and Gov...BiologySpecial Needs EducationEarly Childhood EducationArt and Music EducationLanguage and Drama Educat...Liberal ArtsMathematicsSecondary Teacher Educati...Physical and Health Educa...ChemistryNursingPhysicsAccountingFinanceEconomicsMarketingMechanical EngineeringElectrical EngineeringComputer ScienceSociologyFamily and Consumer Scien...Teacher Education: Multip...Social WorkCounseling PsychologyCriminal Justice and Fire...Education and childcareadministratorsElementary and MiddleSchool School TeachersSecondary School TeachersPostsecondary TeachersChief executives andlegislatorsSpecialized ManagersSpecial Education TeachersPreschool and KindergartenTeachersEducational, Guidance, andCareer Counselors andAdvisorsProject ManagementSpecialistsAll othersTop 10 CareersTop 10 degrees hired
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