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Ferris State University


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Ferris State University offers a doctor of education (Ed.D.) program created for leaders of mission-driven, 21st-century community colleges.  Courses are taught by experienced college leaders, including current and recent community college presidents, vice presidents, and deans.  This program is designed to prepare leaders for the changing environments in education.  This inquiry-based, problem-solving, action-oriented approach is designed to develop the essential skills that will lead to success, regardless of the level from which graduates will lead.

Topics include finance, technology, resource development, marketing, teaching and learning, policy, and leadership.  Courses are mixed-delivery, with both online and in-person components.  A key feature of the program is that the dissertation may take any of four forms and is integrated throughout the three-year program, with a goal of having individuals complete the dissertation by the end of the three years of the program.

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For questions and more information, complete the form below or call 800.956.8492.

Programs Offered


  • Doctorate in Community College Leadership


Graduates will have the capacity to:

  • Advance the college mission
  • Orchestrate effective governance
  • Implement institutional strategy
  • Enhance academic quality
  • Empower student success
  • Cultivate community relationships
  • Ensure fiscal stewardship
  • Develop as a person, scholar, and leader

Admission Requirements

  • Masterís degree from regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3.25 GPA or equivalent in the masterís program
  • Completed application materials

GRE scores are not required.

To apply or get more information on application requirements, visit ferris.edu/ccleadership


Ferris State University Tuition

Academic Year 2019 -2020 Tuition: $717 per credit

The DCCL program has only one tuition rate.  There is not a separate out-of-state rate.

No additional fees are applicable for DCCL students.  Other costs include textbooks and travel to class locations.


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