Higher Education/Higher Education Administration Major

A major/degree in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration is a program that focuses on the principles and practice of administration in four-year colleges, universities and higher education systems, the study of higher education as an object of applied research, and which may prepare individuals to function as administrators in such settings.

Includes instruction in higher education economics and finance; policy and planning studies; curriculum; faculty and labor relations; higher education law; college student services; research on higher education; institutional research; marketing and promotion; and issues of evaluation, accountability, and philosophy.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration (use the College Search feature and enter "higher education administration" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration?

A master's degree is the most common level of education required for a career related to Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.  You will have career options in areas such as human resources, counseling, admissions, advising, development and fundraising, program management, budget and finance, and policy planning.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration