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Online Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Compliance

The Higher Education Compliance Certificate (15 credits) prepares students to serve as compliance professionals in colleges, universities, and educational organizations. The certificate may also be helpful to staff or administrators who deal with highly regulated areas of higher education.



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Launch or Accelerate a Career in Higher Education Compliance

Higher education institutions now deal with a wide variety of compliance issues, including athletics (NCAA), safety (Clery Act), civil rights (Title IX), student privacy (FERPA), educational access (ADA), and federal financial aid. These institutions are also subject to the standards of multiple regional and national accrediting bodies. In addition to a well-rounded basis in compliance, the online Certificate in Higher Education Compliance features a course on higher education law that will provide an in-depth look at the legal issues facing higher education today.

To complete this certificate in two semesters, students will need to take 6-9 credits per semester. However, students may complete coursework over a longer period of time.

For students wishing to expand their knowledge of the law related to compliance, additional in-person courses may be taken above and beyond the credits required for the certificate. Students able to attend in-person classes may also apply up to nine credits earned in the certificate towards Toledo Law’s Master of Studies in Law (MLW) degree.

This program is currently in the final stages for Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® accreditation.

Course Track

Fall/Spring Course Credit Hours

Organizational Governance and Ethics


Essential Elements of Compliance I


Privacy and Data Security


Essential Elements of Compliance II


Higher Education Law

Total 15

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Last Updated: 2/27/19