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International Education

293 Master's Degrees Annually
13 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#186 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees International Education Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many international education graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 293
Graduate Certificate 48
Doctor’s Degree 13

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in International Education?

293 Master's Degrees Annually
83% Percent Women
27% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
The major attracts more women than men. About 83% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of international ed majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of International Ed Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 19
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 127
International Students 85
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in International Ed. About 29.0% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Japan
  • Canada

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

The median early-career salary of international education students with a master’s degree is $52,550 a year according to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $51,125 (25th percentile) and $53,875 (75th percentile).

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We don’t know for sure if all of these people took jobs related to international ed so take that into consideration.

Online International Education Programs

In 2018-2019, 27 schools offered a international ed program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 9 1
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 20 6
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 3 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to international ed.

Major Number of Grads
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767
Student Counseling 13,679
Instructional Media Design 7,063
Other Education 5,503
Teaching English or French 5,407
Multilingual Education 1,636
Teaching Assistants 1,591
Educational Assessment 1,532
Education Philosophy 634

References

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