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  • Graduate Certificate in Community College Administration and Leadership


    The accredited online Graduate Certificate in Community College Administration and Leadership is designed to incorporate skills and competencies put forth by the American Association for Community Colleges (AACC,) including a focus on organizational strategy, resource management, communication, collaboration, community college advocacy, and professionalism. The program also incorporates leading technologies, and can be completed fully online in as few as 12 months.

    Program Features

    • A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
    • Named one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” preparing today’s educators by U.S. News & World Report
    • Drexel’s teacher education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
    • A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates

    Online Open House

    Join us on Wednesday, January 31st from 3-4 p.m. or 4-5 p.m. EST to learn more about our online Education programs and have your questions answered by a Drexel representative. Register Today!

    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses 
    EDHE 500Foundations of Higher Education3.0
    EDHE 530Higher Education Law3.0
    ORGB 631Leading Effective Organizations3.0
    Select three of the following:9.0
    EDHE 634
    Proposal Writing & Sponsored Project Management 
    EDHE 664
    Strategies for Educational Success 
    EDHE 668
    Transformational Leadership 
    EDHE 669
    Diversity in Higher Education 
    Total Credits18.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in a completed bachelor's and/or master's degree  
      • The cumulative GPA for graduate course work begun, but not to date completed, will be considered along with an applicant's undergraduate GPA
      • Provisional admission may be considered if your undergraduate GPA is between 2.70 to 2.99, but your other admissions materials are strong

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
      • An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing this program
        • Resume
        • Additional requirements for International Students


        The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $921 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1228 per credit)

        • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
        • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
          • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
          • All students must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
          • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
          • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


        Academic Calendar

        2017-2018 Academic Year


        Classes Begin

        Classes End

        Exams Begin

        Exams End

        Fall 2017

        September 25, 2017

        December 9, 2017

        December 11, 2017

        December 16, 2017

        Winter 2018

        January 8, 2018

        March 17, 2018

        March 19, 2018

        March 24, 2018

        Spring 2018

        April 2, 2018

        June 9, 2018

        June 11, 2018

        June 15, 2018

        Summer 2018

        June 25, 2018

        September 1, 2018

        September 4, 2018

        September 8, 2018

        Apply today for the Graduate Certificate in Community College Admin and Leadership

        Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


        Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission.

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