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Admissions Administrator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Works in the admissions department of a college or university. Manages applications from prospective students of the institution and provides administrative support for both prospective student outreach and recruitment efforts, and the process of determining which applications to accept.

Job Outlook

There were 202 Admissions Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 6971 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the College / University Administrator industry, which includes the Admissions Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Admissions Administrator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $41,687.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $37,845.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Admissions Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $36,677.

Education and Experience

Posted Admissions Administrator jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree79%
Master's Degree20%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other1%

Posted Admissions Administrator jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years75%
3 to 5 years23%
6 to 8 years2%
9+ years1%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Admissions Administrator positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (58%)
  • Microsoft Office (28%)
  • Organizational Skills (26%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (25%)
  • Writing (22%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Customer Service (24%)
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) (8%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Sales (17%)
  • Appointment Setting (17%)
  • Scheduling (15%)
  • Social Media (11%)
  • Public Speaking (10%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Academic Advisement (5%)
  • Teaching (3%)
  • CampusVue (3%)
  • Educational Programs (3%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Admissions Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Admissions Representative
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Admissions Coordinator
  • Admissions Officer
  • University Admissions Counselor- Traditional Ground Campus

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Admissions Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Grand Canyon Education (158)
  • Keiser University (125)
  • Management & Training Corporation (99)
  • Lincoln Technical (91)
  • International Education Corporation (78)

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina (16)
  • Ancora Education (14)
  • Campbell University (8)
  • High Point University (7)
  • Meredith College (7)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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