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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People interested in an online higher education leadership and administration degree are often student and academic services professionals pursuing leadership positions at community colleges, universities, or other public or private postsecondary educational institutions.

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
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military education
  • Technical college
  • Vocational or technical college
  • Volunteer program

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

Community College Leadership
  • Academic advisor
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Articulation officer
  • Assistant director of business affairs
  • Assistant director of student activities
  • Associate director of student affairs
  • Career center coordinator
  • Coordinator of contract education
  • Coordinator of diversity affairs
  • Director continuing education
  • Director of academic advising
  • Director of assessment and evaluation
  • Director of college foundation
  • Director of college placement
  • Director of community services
  • Director of developmental education
  • Director of disability support services
  • Director of institutional research
  • Director of outreach services
  • Director of public relations
  • Director of technology
  • Director of transfer center
  • Financial aid supervisor
  • Full-time faculty
  • Grant writer
  • Human resources director
  • Program coordinator
  • Program director
  • Student services director
Higher Education Program Administration
  • Academic advisor
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Assistant director of business affairs
  • Assistant director of student activities
  • Associate director of student affairs
  • Coordinator of diversity affairs
  • Director of academic advising
  • Director of alumni relations
  • Director of assessment and evaluation
  • Director of college foundation
  • Director of community services
  • Director of continuing education
  • Director of institutional research
  • Director of outreach services
  • Director of public relations
  • Director of technology
  • Financial aid supervisor
  • Full-time faculty
  • Grant writer
  • Human resources director
  • Program coordinator
  • Program director
  • Residence hall supervisor
  • Student services director

*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.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.