The HLC recently approved an Ed.D. in Leadership at the University of Saint Mary. https://www.stmary.edu/EdD Approved the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Education in Leadership program with concentrations in Innovative Leadership in Higher Education and Innovative Curriculum and Instruction. https://www.hlcommission.org/Student-Resources/june-2020-actions.html The program requires only 40 credits. At a tuition rate of $595/credit, the Ed.D. can be had for $23,800.