Graduate Programs Overview

American University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Washington, District of Columbia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $35,524 in average for all students.

It offers one hundred -eight graduate programs: 66 Master's, 14 Doctorate, 38 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,620 students have been conferred Master's degree and 419 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameAmerican University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC
Graduate School Students6,024 students
476 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$35,524
Student to Faculty12:1 (8.33%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 118 Graduate Programs
66 Master's, 38 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at American University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $35,524 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,861.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Amounts
Tuition$34,533
Fees$991
Cost per Credit$1,861
Books & Supplies$800
Room & Board$16,196 (On-Campus) / $16,129 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,009 (On-Campus) / $1,009 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$53,529
Off-Campus Total$53,462
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
Tuition & Fees$29,112$30,246$31,446$31,113$35,524

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

American University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 118 major areas - 70 Master's (16 online programs), 13 Doctorate (1 online programs), 38 Post-Bachelor'(4 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total1,62041955-
Men61416024-
Women1,00625931-
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communications Technologies
Education
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Education
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Communication and Journalism
Legal Studies
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
History
Legal Studies

Graduate Student Population

Total 14,311 students enrolled in American University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 6,024 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 2,291 male and 3,733 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 3,483 full-time and 2,541 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 476 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 240 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total6,024
Men Students2,291
Women Students3,733
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total6,024
Full-time Students3,483
Part-time Students2,541
By race/ethnicity 2,604 White, 747 Black, and 328 Asian students are attending at American University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total6,024
American Indian /
Native American
14
Asian328
Black747
Hispanic702
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
6
White2,604
Two or more races200
Un-Known659
55 students are younger than 22 and 473 students are older than 65. The school has 4,111 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,385 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total6,024
21 & Under55
22-241,730
25-292,381
30-34970
35-39415
40 & Over473
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At American University, 476 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 240 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment6,024
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses476
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses240
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses5,308
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses476
District of Columbia Resident42
Other State In U.S.434
Outside of U.S.0



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