Graduate Programs Overview

Boston College is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $31,930 in average for all students.

It offers one hundred nine graduate programs: 68 Master's, 33 Doctorate, 8 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,443 students have been conferred Master's degree and 388 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameBoston College
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA
Graduate School Students4,793 students
151 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$31,930
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 109 Graduate Programs
68 Master's, 8 Doctorate, 8 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $31,930 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,700.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Amounts
Tuition$31,824
Fees$106
Cost per Credit$1,700
Books & Supplies$1,250
Room & Board$15,220 (On-Campus) / $11,550 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,900 (On-Campus) / $1,900 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$50,300
Off-Campus Total$46,630
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
Tuition & Fees$27,306$28,386$29,512$30,700$31,930

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Boston College offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 109 major areas - 74 Master's (1 online programs), 33 Doctorate , 1 Post-Bachelor', 8 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
Total1,443388-3
Men537203-1
Women906185-2
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
Education
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Legal Studies

Graduate Student Population

Total 14,720 students enrolled in Boston College including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 4,793 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 2,107 male and 2,686 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 3,469 full-time and 1,324 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 151 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 185 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total4,793
Men Students2,107
Women Students2,686
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total4,793
Full-time Students3,469
Part-time Students1,324
By race/ethnicity 2,649 White, 169 Black, and 258 Asian students are attending at Boston College. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total4,793
American Indian /
Native American
5
Asian258
Black169
Hispanic321
White2,649
Two or more races118
Un-Known433
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, 151 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 185 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment4,793
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses151
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses185
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses4,457
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses151
Massachusetts Resident100
Other State In U.S.51
Outside of U.S.0



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