Inspire Change in Higher Education with Enterprising, Data-Driven Solutions

Rider’s accelerated Master of Science in Higher Education Assessment, Analytics and Change Management challenges rising professionals and seasoned educators with an applied interdisciplinary program that fuses education and business practices to affect positive change at education institutions. This unique higher education program is focused on data-informed decision making, assessment and planning. Available 100% online. 

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Why earn a degree in higher education analytics?

• Our graduates work in areas of institutional research, enrollment management, assessment, institutional planning and more

• U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists a median salary of $94,340 per year for postsecondary education administrators

• A degree in higher education assessment can help you to qualify for roles such as a Chief Admissions Officer ($94,517), or a Registrar ($84,526) 
 

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Become a Change Leader

Colleges and universities are continuing to see innovative leaders that can create novel solutions. A study by NASPA and EDUCAUSE found that 90% of higher education institutions are investing in data-based student outcome studies, which is increasing the need for professionals that are capable of understanding quantitative decision-making. 

Be prepared for a crucial high-level role in:

  • Institutional research and assessment
  • Institutional planning
  • Marketing
  • Academic affairs
  • Enrollment management
  • Human resources
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Program Requirements

The 30-credit accelerated curriculum helps students use data, research, theory, and analytics to understand how higher education institutions identify and improve performance outcomes.

Professionals who are not interested in pursuing a full degree may also earn a 15-credit graduate certificate. You may also choose to enroll in up to four EDUC courses as a non-credit option.

How to Apply

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Contact

Jamie Gairo, Ph.D.

Interim Program Director of the MA Organizational Leadership and MS Higher Education Assessment, Analytics and Change Management Programs

jgairo [at] rider.edu

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