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Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate
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Program Overview

The Community College Leadership graduate certificate prepares and enhances the skills of administrators, staff and faculty in community colleges and regional campuses to meet the leadership challenges posed by social, political and economic changes. The program provides knowledge and skills development in the areas of administration; curriculum; contemporary issues; student development and learning; community college purpose and roles; and workforce, economic and community development. This certificate is designed in alignment with the competencies for community college leaders established by the American Association of Community Colleges.

  • Certificates must be completed within six years after the first graduate enrollment.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (master's preferred)
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA1
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Résumé or vita
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

1 Post-baccalaureate work will be taken into consideration when interpreting GPA for admission.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$536 $1,608 Approximate Cost: $8,000 $546 $1,638 Approximate Cost: $8,200

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Graduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.

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