Graduate Programs Overview

Boston College is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $32,722 in average for all students.

It offers eighty-six graduate programs: 45 Master's, 33 Doctorate, 2 Post-Bachelor's, 6 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,428 students have been conferred Master's degree and 417 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameBoston College
Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Address140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA
Graduate School Students5,154 students
1,108 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$32,722
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 86 Graduate Programs
45 Master's, 6 Doctorate, 8 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Boston College with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $32,722 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,812.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$1,812
Books & Supplies$1,250
Room & Board$15,602 (On-Campus) / $11,550 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,100 (On-Campus) / $2,100 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$51,674
Off-Campus Total$47,622
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$28,386$29,512$30,700$31,930$32,722

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Boston College offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 86 major areas - 44 Master's , 27 Doctorate , 1 Post-Bachelor', 5 Post-Master'. 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
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.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Computer And Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 14,934 students enrolled in Boston College including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 5,154 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 2,237 male and 2,917 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 3,457 full-time and 1,697 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,108 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 2,295 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students2,237
Women Students2,917
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students3,457
Part-time Students1,697
By race/ethnicity 2,309 White, 180 Black, and 256 Asian students are attending at Boston College. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races85
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Boston College, 1,108 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 2,295 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment5,154
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,108
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses2,295
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,751
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,108
Massachusetts Resident719
Other State In U.S.315
Outside of U.S.74

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