Career Outlook

The higher education landscape has become increasingly complex—and competitive. Facing increased pressure to adapt to technological advancements, economical challenges, and cultural changes, today’s institutions are in need of strategic, agile thinkers who can guide them into the future.

The Master’s in Higher Education Administration prepares you for roles in a variety of areas within higher education, such as operations, student affairs, admissions, and the registrar’s office. Upon completing the program, you’ll have the specialized knowledge and skills needed to take on the evolving challenges of this field and implement solutions that incite change and progress. 


The types of academic programs will continue to morph in response to student consumer demands Students will continue to demand accountability from their colleges and universities For colleges and universities to stay robust and viable, tuition costs may continue to increase There will be a resurgence of student activism Campus safety issues will continue to be a big concern Top trends predicted to impact higher education: 44 % Percentage of postsecondary education administrators with a master’s degree Budget management Academic advisement Staff management Leadership development Program development Project management Academic counseling Top in-demand higher education administrator skills:

Sources: The EvoLLLution, Bureau of Labor Statistics