College or University Registrar

Direct and coordinate college or university registration activities.
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Salary Range
$47,000 – $165,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do College or University Registrars do?

Directs and coordinates college or university registration activities: Consults with other officials to devise registration schedules and procedures. Analyzes statistical data on registration for administrative use in formulating policies. Exchanges student information with other colleges or universities. Directs preparation of student transcripts. Prepares commencement list. Directs preparation of statistical reports on educational activities for government and educational agencies and interprets registration policies to faculty and students. Directs activities of workers engaged in transcribing and evaluating academic records of students applying for permission to enter college or university. Directs compilation of information, such as class schedules and graduation requirements, for publication in school bulletins and catalogs. Coordinates dissemination of information on courses offered and procedures students are required to follow in order to obtain grade transcripts. Issues official transcripts. Coordinates class schedules with room assignments for optimum use of buildings and equipment. May assign rooms for student activities.

Should I be a College or University Registrar?

You should have a master's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Registrar, College or University, Retention Specialist

    How to Become a
    College or University Registrar

    Most College or University Registrars have a Master's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:aaaz9y&chl=|||bachelor%27s+%2823%25%29|master%27s+%2855%25%29|doctorate+%2822%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,55
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