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Higher Education Program Coordinator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Higher Education Program Coordinator coordinates one or more programs carried out by a college or university. Often specializes in academic support-focused programs.

Job Outlook

There were 164 Higher Education Program Coordinator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4831 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the College / University Administrator industry, which includes the Higher Education Program Coordinator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Higher Education Program Coordinator 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 $64,904.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $62,161.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Higher Education Program Coordinator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $53,243.

Education and Experience

Posted Higher Education Program Coordinator 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 Degree15.03%
Bachelor's Degree75.55%
Master's Degree35.21%
Doctoral Degree8.59%
Other17.08%

Posted Higher Education Program Coordinator 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 years48.36%
3 to 5 years47.52%
6 to 8 years3.31%
9+ years0.81%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Higher Education Program Coordinator 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 (57.5%)
  • Coordinating (41.21%)
  • Planning (36.56%)
  • Writing (32.19%)
  • Management (31.96%)
  • Leadership (29.31%)
  • Research (26.89%)
  • Operations (24.28%)
  • Teaching (23.51%)
  • Microsoft Office (21.38%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Marketing (33.88%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Student Services (26.09%)
  • Administrative Support (25.55%)
  • Workflow Management (4.68%)
  • Adult Education (5.69%)
  • Social Work (7.87%)
  • Curriculum Development (12.9%)
  • Project Management (17.36%)
  • Higher Education (10.8%)
  • Social Sciences (4.66%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Agricultural Consumer And Environmental Sciences (4.08%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Higher Education Program Coordinator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Education Coordinator
  • Special Education Coordinator
  • Extension Program Coordinator
  • University Program Specialist
  • College Coordinator
  • Program Coordinator
  • Education Program Coordinator
  • Continuing Education Coordinator
  • Accreditation Manager
  • Community Programs Coordinator

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 Higher Education Program Coordinator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • University of Illinois (199)
  • University of California (129)
  • Marsh McLennan (124)
  • C2 Educational Systems (105)
  • University of Maryland (79)
  • The University of Texas System (75)
  • Georgetown University (55)
  • The College Board (55)
  • California State University (52)
  • Emory Healthcare (46)

North Carolina

  • North Carolina State University (24)
  • University of North Carolina (20)
  • Fayetteville State University (11)
  • North Carolina Central University (11)
  • Elizabeth City State University (8)
  • East Carolina University (7)
  • North Carolina A&T State University (7)
  • Appalachian State University (7)
  • Winston-Salem State University (6)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (5)

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!