College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

About This Program

The Institutional Research and Assessment graduate certificate is for professionals in or aspirants for leadership positions in post-secondary settings, as well for those who seek to learn more about assessment and institutional research and their role in American higher education. The program provides knowledge and skills development in the areas of higher education assessment, institutional research, technology and the organization of higher education. Students have the option of an internship experience in higher education at the conclusion of the certificate (strongly recommended for students without full-time work experience).

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • Mostly online
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Education administrators, all other

  • 8.1% much faster than the average
  • 52,100 number of jobs
  • $87,580 potential earnings

Education administrators, postsecondary

  • 3.7% about as fast as the average
  • 190,500 number of jobs
  • $97,500 potential earnings

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.