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Enrollment / Admission Counselor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Enrollment or Admission Counselor reviews applications and advises on admissions decisions for private elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. Organizes information and promotional materials about a school, conducts interviews with students and families, reviews application materials, and works with other school or college administrators to plan admissions goals and identify financial aid resources for admitted students. May travel to meet and recruit students.

Job Outlook

There were 355 Enrollment / Admission Counselor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 16056 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Enrollment / Admission Counselor industry, which includes the Enrollment / Admission Counselor career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:


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


The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $53,762.


The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $56,432.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Enrollment / Admission Counselor postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $45,080.

Education and Experience

Posted Enrollment / Admission Counselor 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 Degree19%
Bachelor's Degree70.32%
Master's Degree23.95%
Doctoral Degree3.96%

Posted Enrollment / Admission Counselor 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 years71.06%
3 to 5 years26.94%
6 to 8 years1.48%
9+ years0.52%


Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Enrollment / Admission Counselor 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 (57.69%)
  • Customer Service (36.2%)
  • Writing (25.37%)
  • Presentations (23.93%)
  • Interpersonal Communications (22.09%)
  • Microsoft Office (20.72%)
  • Detail Oriented (19.82%)
  • Planning (19.77%)
  • Management (19.66%)
  • Sales (19.08%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Marketing (27.35%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Student Services (22.98%)
  • Administrative Support (3.54%)
  • Academic Advising (10.36%)
  • Customer Relationship Management (26.51%)
  • Student Recruitment (21.59%)
  • Data Entry (9.53%)
  • Enrollment Management (14.09%)
  • Psychology (11.87%)
  • Higher Education (6.99%)
  • Student Information Systems (13.98%)
  • Sales Prospecting (11.77%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Enrollment / Admission Counselor skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Admissions Counselor
  • Admissions Advisor
  • Enrollment Coordinator
  • Enrollment Counselor
  • Admissions Liaison
  • Admissions Officer
  • Upward Bound Coordinator
  • Enrollment Advisor
  • University Admissions Counselor
  • Transfer Admissions Counselor

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 Enrollment / Admission Counselor jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Encompass Health (361)
  • Pearson Education (337)
  • Grand Canyon Education (178)
  • University of California (154)
  • Management & Training Corporation (117)
  • Acadia Healthcare (117)
  • Hand & Stone (104)
  • California State University (96)
  • Point32Health (95)
  • Orbis Education (91)

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina (24)
  • Duke University (17)
  • North Carolina A&T State University (13)
  • Elizabeth City State University (9)
  • Johnson C. Smith University (9)
  • Gardner-Webb University (9)
  • High Point University (9)
  • Pearson Education (8)
  • North Carolina Central University (8)
  • Strayer Education (7)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!