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Educational Leadership Schools

As a professor or instructor of educational leadership classes at one of the 865 accredited educational leadership schools in the country, you play a valuable role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in educational leadership academia which includes educational leadership training at the following levels:

  • Educational Leadership Certificate
  • Associates degree in Educational Leadership
  • Bachelors degree in Educational Leadership
  • Masters degree in Educational Leadership
  • PhD degree in Educational Leadership


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Educational leadership professionals

392,420 396,600 394,230 405,030 411,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In the year 2010, there were 411,430 educational leadership professionals working in the US. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of educational leadership professionals has grown by 5%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers. This trend is expected to continue over the next 7 years.

National Salary percentiles for Educational leadership professionals

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Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by educational leadership professionals was $72,332 in 2010. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for educational leadership professionals in the US was 17% more than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Educational Leadership

$64,022 $66,060 $69,030 $70,748 $72,332
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Educational leadership professionals' salaries have grown by 13% between the years 2006 and 2010.

Educational Trends

National Educational Leadership Student enrollment growth by degree

333 346 373 334 377
178 176 204 279 170
4,298 4,866 5,082 5,573 5,697
44,324 45,192 46,414 49,323 48,915
8,350 8,878 8,944 10,508 9,495
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Educational Leadership
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Educational Leadership
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Educational Leadership
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Educational Leadership
  • Grey: Certificate in Educational Leadership

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for educational leadership professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In the year 2006 there were 57,483 students who graduated from educational leadership degree programs across the country, while in the year 2010, there were 64,654 students graduating from educational leadership schools.

This represents a 12% change in the number of graduates. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the growth in the number of students graduating from educational leadership courses is less than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

Educational Leadership Programs offered Nationwide


As student graduation numbers are up, the number of schools offering educational leadership programs has also increased. In 2006 there were 733 educational leadership schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 865 schools.

Educational Leadership Faculty Salaries

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