Top Higher Education Administration Schools in the U.S.

By | April 20, 2019
Ranking School and Information
1 University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $19,030 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $38,488 per year
Enrollment: 406
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 613
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 665
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $323.5
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $16.8
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 18.5%
2 Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $602 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $1,151 per credit
Enrollment: 1,995
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 563
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 632
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $278.0
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $28.6
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 43.2%
3 University of California: Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $0 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $15,102 per year
Enrollment: 835
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 542
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 612
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $747.0
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $33.6
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 32.0%
4 Penn State University Park (University Park, PA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $17,172 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $29,656 per year
Enrollment: 1,119
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 553
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 642
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $145.1
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $17.0
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 34.3%
5 University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $7,200 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,900 per year
Enrollment: 1,989
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 524
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 631
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $69.2
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $12.4
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 40.2%
6 Vanderbilt University (Peabody) (Nashville, TN)
Tuition: Full-time: $1,680 per credit
Enrollment: 855
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 634
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 702
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $417.3
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $38.0
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 4.7%
7 University of Southern California (Rossier) (Los Angeles, CA)
Tuition: Full-time: $1,420 per credit
Enrollment: 2,245
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 586
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 706
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $789.4
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $19.7
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 17.3%
8 Indiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $378 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $1,100 per credit
Enrollment: 965
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 550
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 641
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $249.2
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $25.9
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 30.7%
9 University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Tuition: Full-time: $42,950 per year
Enrollment: 1,212
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 639
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 668
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $573.1
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $20.1
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 8.5%
10 Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
Tuition: Full-time: $36,992 per year
Enrollment: 936
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 664
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 710
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $499.5
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $26.0
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 7.3%
11 University of Maryland: College Park (College Park, MD)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $525 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $1,131 per credit
Enrollment: 1,088
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 580
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 659
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $151.3
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $14.2
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 21.8%
12 Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
Tuition: Full-time: $40,050 per year
Enrollment: 359
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 650
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 715
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $334.7
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $17.1
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 6.1%
13 New York University (Steinhardt) (New York, NY)
Tuition: Full-time: $31,536 per year
Enrollment: 3,532
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 616
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 677
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $182.7
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $24.1
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 6.6%
14 Ohio State University: Columbus Campus (Columbus, OH)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $11,853 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,734 per year
Enrollment: 1,198
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 549
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 644
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $192.8
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $30.9
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 34.7%
15 University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,030 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $24,402 per year
Enrollment: 674
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 540
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 612
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $200.4
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $16.0
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 45.8%
16 Teachers College, Columbia University (New York, NY)
Tuition: Full-time: $1,231 per credit
Enrollment: 5,108
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 547
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 655
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $311.5
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $44.5
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 21.6%
17 University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,286 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $25,494 per year
Enrollment: 697
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students: 522
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students: 560
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands): $231.8
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions): $11.4
Doctoral programs acceptance rate: 64.2%