Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership for Student Success

Student success is a major concern for higher education leaders today.

College and university educators who can do more with less and help their students achieve important educational goals will be in great demand. If you’re a current or aspiring higher education leader, the online Higher Education Leadership for Student Success certificate can help you develop the practical skills you need to create institutional changes that improve student retention and outcomes. Explore strategies for developing programs and support services to help more students from increasingly diverse backgrounds reach their educational goals. Gain a deeper understanding of current higher education systems and future trends as you examine the social, political, and economic contexts influencing four-year colleges, universities, and community colleges. Discover how to apply business principles and best practices to help institutions more effectively manage resources and meet student needs.

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  • “Certificate programs from the Riley College of Education and Leadership are designed to help educators like you update your skills as you advance your career. You can participate in Walden’s collaborative online environments as you share ideas with educators across the country.”

    Dr. Kelley Costner
    Associate Dean of Master’s and Undergraduate Programs
    The Richard W. Riley
    College of Education and Leadership

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Completion Requirements

  • 15 total semester credits

This certificate can be completed in as little as 1 year. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s M.S. in Higher Education with a specialization in Leadership for Student Success.


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Curriculum Component Requirements Cost
Courses 15 total semester credit hours $660 per semester credit hour
Technology Fee per semester $160

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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For assistance in deciding which certificate program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.