Master of Education in Community College Leadership

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No Thesis Required

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  Applications accepted during any 8-week term.


Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour  
Library $3.41
Network & Data Systems $11.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2021 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

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The demand for community college leaders is rising. You can prepare for these administrative roles through this unique online master’s degree program, the first in the region to focus on the development and enhancement of community college leaders.

Advance your career opportunities while learning how to help community colleges meet their students’ career goals and enhance their region’s economic development.

Explore best practices and gain administrative insights through 8-week courses that are designed to be flexible enough to meet the demands of full-time professionals now working at community colleges. You can take one course at a time to focus on one subject, and courses are offered in the summer. You can start the program during any 8-week session in the year.


What are the benefits?

  • Strengthens administrative leadership skills and practice
  • Supports career advancement and mobility
  • Establishes an academic foundation for doctoral studies
  • Network with your peers at other community colleges


What you will learn

  • Understand the historical development, contemporary challenges, and different functions of community colleges
  • Develop high-quality communication skills, including academic and professional writing, as well as presentation skills
  • Learn theory and practice related to community colleges and apply this knowledge to solving problems and making decisions emerging community college leaders
  • Interpret research and assessment results to make data-based decisions as a community college leader
  • Appreciate the importance of interpersonal skills in your professional position at community colleges
  • Follow best practices and ethical practices in community college leadership

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