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San Diego State University

Community College Leadership programs

Program Cost

The following represented estimated tuition and fees for the EdD program. These fees are subject to change, please refer to Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

The California State University system establishes separate fee structures for in-state and out-of-state tuition. Out of state students may be eligible for in-state tuition through non-resident fee waivers, please contact the program administration for information on these waivers.

Tuition and fee amounts below are built upon completion of the program in nine semesters.


Tuition ClassificationCost per Semester              

Estimated Total Cost       

 In state (California)                    $5,967 $53,704 
 Out of state*$9,315$83,835 


*In consideration of other costs (e.g., books, software, editing, formatting, graduation fees), graduates report an average out-the-door cost of approximately $60,000 for in-state.  

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Contact Us

J. Luke Wood, PhD
Program Director & Associate Professor
Community College Leadership
Program Co-Director
Executive Certificate Programs 

Wendy Bracken, EdD
Program Coordinator & Lecturer
EdD in Community College Leadership

Bridget Herrin, EdD
Program Co-Director & Lecturer
Executive Certificate Programs

Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, & Postsecondary Education (ARPE/Interwork Institute)
San Diego State University
Education & Business Administration 246
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Office Hours

Monday –  Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.