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Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Data Analytics

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Earn a doctoral degree in educational data analytics and meet the longstanding needs to improve education for student success through data-driven decision-making and metrics analysis.

The field of Educational Data Analytics focuses on data analytics to improve student success, educational development, and course design. The U.S. Department of Education began an initiative to collect, analyze, and promote the use of high-quality data to support policymaking, demographic research, and resource accessibility within the educational system. Since then, using big data in this environment has shown increasing progress as well as a need for professionals who can perform this analysis research. Predictive modeling, adaptive learning, decision management, comprehensive assessments, and learner engagement are all forms of innovation made possible through educational data analytics. This degree provides a path for education and administrative professionals to be at the forefront of managing these areas.

The EdD in Educational Data Analytics is for current professionals or those with experience in the educational sector. Students will pursue a deep proficiency in this area using interdisciplinary methodologies, cutting-edge courses, and dynamic faculty. Graduates will contribute significantly to the Educational Data Analytics field through the creation of new knowledge and ideas. 

As your EdD progresses, you will move through a series of progression points and review stages by your academic supervisor. This ensures that you are engaged in a process of research that will lead to the production of a high-quality Thesis and/or publications and that you are on track to complete this in the time available. Following submission of your EdD Thesis or accepted three academic journal articles, you will have an oral presentation assessed by an external expert in your field. 

Why Capitol?


Expert guidance in doctoral research

Capitol’s doctoral programs are supervised by faculty with extensive experience in chairing doctoral dissertations and mentoring students as they launch their academic careers. You’ll receive the guidance you need to successfully complete your doctoral research project and build credentials in the field. 


Proven academic excellence

Study at a university that specializes in industry-focused education in technology fields, nationally recognized for our academic excellence in our programs.

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Program is 100% online

Our EdD in Educational Data Analytics is offered 100% online.


Key Faculty

Ian McAndrew

Dr. Ian McAndrew

Dean of Doctoral Programs

An internationally recognized leader in research and expert on low-speed flight, Dr. McAndrew has five degrees: a PhD, two master’s degrees and two bachelor’s degrees. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Dr. McAndrew chairs several international conferences and journals and is invited to give keynote speeches all over the world. He started his career in the automotive industry as an engine designer, and has worked at several universities across the globe. Dr. McAndrew is Dean of doctoral programs at Capitol Technology University. An external examiner on the world wide stage (UK USA, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Australia, Greece and Kenya) his experience includes over 115 successful Doctorate successes.

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Richard Baker

Dr. Richard Baker

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

Dr. Richard Baker is Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at Capitol Technology University. He previously served as associate professor in Indiana State University’s Department of Aviation Technology, and as executive director of the Center for Unmanned Systems and Human Capital Development.  Richard holds a BS in mathematics and an MS in computer science from Indiana State University. He received his doctorate in information systems from Nova Southeastern University.  

Dr. Juanita Butler

Dr. Juanita Butler

Assistant to the Dean of Doctoral Programs/Doctoral Faculty

Dr. Juanita Butler is Doctoral Faculty and the Assistant Dean of Doctoral Programs at Capitol Technology University. She has served as a Professor of Practice at Capitol in the Master's program and is currently teaching Doctoral courses. She has previously taught at the University of South Florida in the CCA program and University of the People.

Dr. William Butler

Dr. William Butler

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. William (Bill) Butler is currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Capitol Technology University. Prior to this appointment in 2021, Dr. Butler served as Cybersecurity Chair for 8 years at Capitol Tech. Earlier in his career, he worked in the networking and IT industries as a network engineer and consultant for over 20 years. He also served as a joint qualified communications information systems officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Colonel with 30 years of service (active and reserve). Dr. Butler holds a Doctorate in cybersecurity earned from Capitol focusing on preserving cellphone privacy and countering illegal cell towers (IMSI catchers).

Career Opportunities

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Market demand for educational data analytics expertise

Get the necessary credentials to take on a leadership role; become a researcher, speaker, author, or trusted expert. 

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A degree that is relevant to any and every organization

Graduates will contribute significantly to the educational data analytics field through the creation of new knowledge and ideas.

Degree Details

The doctoral program offers two degree completion requirement options: Dissertation Option: the student will produce, present, and defend a doctoral dissertation after receiving the required approvals from the student’s Committee and the PhD Review Boards. Publication Option: the student will publish three works of original research in a scholarly peer-reviewed journal(s) of high stature. Two of the three published works may be in a peer reviewed conference proceeding if the conference is international and approved by the Dean. The student will produce an exegesis culminating the work for their defense. Students must receive the required approvals from the student’s Committee and the PhD Review Board prior to publication. Prior Achieved Credits May Be Accepted Pending Approval.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning in Fall 2022 and continuing through Summer 2023:

  • The application fee is $100
  • The per-credit charge for doctorate courses is $933. This is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Retired military receive a $50 per credit hour tuition discount
  • Active duty military receive a $100 per credit hour tuition discount for doctorate level coursework.
  • High School and Community College full-time faculty and full-time staff receive a 20% discount on tuition for PhD or DSc programs.

For 2022-2023 doctorate tuition and fees, click here.

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