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In many states, community colleges are the lifeblood of a regional higher education system. Not only do they provide local access to college-level courses, they also serve as a locus for workforce training and community development.

The UW Community College Leadership Certificate is an online, 15-credit program to help you advance into community college management and leadership roles.


About the Community College Leadership Program

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Whether you are already employed by a community college or seeking a community college-related career, UW’s online community college leadership program offers a strong background in leadership studies along with courses that address the pressing issues modern community colleges and students face.

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Application Deadlines

  • September 15 - Spring semester
  • January 15 - Fall/summer semester
  • May 15 - Fall semester

Admission Requirements

Domestic Students

  • GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: no requirement

International Students

  • TOEFL: 550 minimum written or 80 minimum online, OR IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
  • GRE: 151 in verbal, 153 quantitative; 4.0 in analytical writing

How To Apply
Please visit our program admission webpage for more details.

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Online Learning At UW

The University of Wyoming provides a comprehensive range of fully-online and hybrid programs in addition to the online community college leadership certificate. They are equivalent to in-person programs in all the ways that matter – same learning expectations, same accreditation and your transcript doesn’t differentiate how you learned. Additionally, online learners have unique needs, and we provide a suite of academic and student resources tailored to help you succeed while at UW and after you graduate. 


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What Can You Do with a Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate?

The community college leadership certificate program was created to help community college professionals advance in their careers and become the kind of modern leader these institutions need to thrive and serve their communities.

Community College Leadership Careers

UW community college leadership alumni are working in positions such as:

  • Director of Wellbeing and Accessibility
  • Veterans Transition Coordinator
  • Coordinator Student Success
  • Student Services Specialist
  • Athletic Director
  • Director Admissions & Enrollment
  • Director Accounting and Finance
  • Department/Division Chair


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According to the u.s. department of education, across the united states, there are 1,462 community colleges.

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Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate Program Highlights

The Community College Leadership Certificate is a flexible graduate program that provides a 9-credit core in community college and higher education studies combined with 6 credits of electives that allow you to build your expertise based on your interests and organizational needs. The graduate certificate program is designed for community college professionals, who already have a master’s degree and want to transition into leadership roles at these important institutions.

Here are some reasons to choose UW for your community college leadership education:



The University of Wyoming College of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Online Access

Level up your career from the comfort of your own laptop. All courses take place online or through synchronous audio/visual and are scheduled so you can complete the program part-time in four semesters.

Travel Grants

Get support for attending professional conferences and meetings by applying for a graduate travel grant.




Study with professors who are highly regarded practitioners in the community college field and have served in top leadership positions.





Explore scholarships. The College of Education at UW offers numerous graduate scholarships to help students pay for graduate study including the following:

Clarence Jayne Memorial Scholarship
Kercher Family Scholarship in Education