Higher Education (HE) administration and leadership is a field all its own. The United States is home to nearly 5,000 Title IV-eligible, degree-granting colleges and universities. Millions of students pursue higher education each year. Higher education in the United States represents a vast ecosystem of organizations, people, policies, and partnerships.
Institutions of higher education prepare their students to live purposeful lives, to find meaning and value in their work, and to collaborate across their networks and communities. As the home of research and discovery, these are vibrant places to work, supporting leading scientists and experts engaged in rapidly-changing ideas and community-embedded projects.
Higher education professionals work in a variety of roles supporting student learning, scholarship, and broader community engagement. In this program area, you will study the state and federal policies, the legal frameworks, the economic and social conditions, and the changing demands of learners that affect how institutions operate and excel in meeting their missions. You will investigate the accessibility and affordability of higher education, and the culture in which students, faculty, and staff find themselves.