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Ed.D. in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Community College Leadership


Designed for mid-career professionals, the online Ed.D. Adult and Higher Education specializing in Community College Leadership (Ed.D. in CCL) will help you get the edge with applied practice and action-based research.

Our curriculum cultivates leaders like you!

Join a cohort of leaders: Network, collaborate and learn with a small cohort of fellow practitioners.

Executive Program Format: A predictable schedule of online classes and a one week intensive at NIU Naperville every summer allows you to learn at your convenience, connect with your peers and graduate in three years.

Strong alumni network: Graduates of our program includes top administrators at community colleges throughout our region.

Build on your Master’s degree in any field: Whether your professional experience is in advising, teaching, administration or student affairs, our practice-based curriculum prepares you to leverage your skills and experience into leadership roles at the administrative level.

Who should complete this program?

Community college faculty in any area, as well as staff can use the skills gained in the Ed.D in CCL to advance and lead in their departments, such as Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid and Public Safety.

If you have questions regarding NIU's Ed.D. in Community College Leadership, please contact:

Danae Miesbauer
NIU Academic Counselor
Phone: (815) 753-1306
dmiesbauer@niu.edu