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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.

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 of the PhD in Education program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 77%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 75%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 87%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or “agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Made a significant contribution to my profession 51%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 42%Assumed leadership responsibilities 55%Received a salary increase 63%Received a promotion 48%

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.