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Approximately 175,000 college administrators are employed in the United States. Administrators are needed all across the country to run colleges and universities. Job opportunities exist at public and private institutions, community colleges, and universities both large and small. In a smaller college, an administrator may run more than one department. There are more job openings for administrators in universities serving large student bodies. In 2015, about 79 percent of postsecondary education administrators worked for colleges, universities, and professional schools and about 17 percent worked for junior colleges.

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