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PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Education Leadership for Higher Education specialization

Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People interested in an online leadership for higher education degree are often faculty members or administrators pursuing or holding department chair, dean, provost, student service director, president, or vice president positions in higher education institutions or organizations that service the higher education market.

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Twelve of the top 50 employers of Capella alumni are colleges or universities (as reported by CareerBuilder).

Career Builder Alumni Outcomes Data, Q2 2014

Potential Employment Settings

  • Adult education organization
  • Community college
  • Continuing education program
  • For-profit institution
  • Higher education research and policy organization
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military education
  • Research and policy organization
  • Technical college
  • Volunteer program

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Dean of distance education initiatives
  • Dean of diversity affairs
  • Dean of external relations
  • Dean of student affairs
  • Director of academic advising
  • Director of alumni relations
  • Director of center for lifelong learning
  • Director of institutional research
  • Director of student retention
  • Faculty development director
  • Full-time faculty
  • President
  • Provost
  • Student service director
  • Vice president for student affairs
  • Vice president for student services and enrollment management

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

School of Education Doctoral Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Education doctoral programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Capella's School of Education doctoral graduates report satisfaction with tasks and responsibilities and salary and benefits. Over 50% of graduates work in higher education; an additional 25% work in P-12 environments.

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Satisfaction with Job Doctoral Degree Graduates

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied".

Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.


Our School of Education doctoral graduates report receiving salary increases and getting recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Just over half have presented at a conference or published an article, book or monograph. Over 40% of those surveyed have advanced in their careers.

Improvement in Skills &Abilities Education Doctoral Graduates

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Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item

Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.