College Administrators

College administrators coordinate and oversee programs such as admissions and financial aid in public and private colleges and universities. They frequently work with teams of people to develop and manage student services. Administrators also oversee specific academic divisions of colleges and universities. Approximately 126,340 college administrators are employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Duties Oversee academics, student services, counseling services, admissions, alumni affairs, financial aid, business operations, and other departments at colleges and universities
Alternate Title(s) Deans
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Speech
Experience Several years of experience
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • College President or Provost
  • College Administrator
  • College Professor or Admissions Counselor

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