Graduate Programs Overview

Columbia University in the City of New York is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in New York, New York. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $51,194 in average for all students.

It offers three hundreds seventy-nine graduate programs: 138 Master's, 108 Doctorate, 2 Post-Bachelor's, 131 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 8,938 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,457 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameColumbia University in the City of New York
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
AddressWest 116 St and Broadway, New York, NY
Graduate School Students22,861 students
586 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$51,194
Student to Faculty6:1 (16.67%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 379 Graduate Programs
138 Master's, 131 Doctorate, 133 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Columbia University in the City of New York with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $51,194 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,880.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$1,880
Books & Supplies$1,318
Room & Board$12,394 (On-Campus) / $18,360 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,220 (On-Campus) / $5,355 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$67,126
Off-Campus Total$76,227
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$45,554$46,956$48,390$49,968$51,194

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Columbia University in the City of New York offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 379 major areas - 140 Master's (12 online programs), 106 Doctorate (4 online programs), 1 Post-Bachelor', 130 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.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 31,077 students enrolled in Columbia University in the City of New York including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 22,861 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 10,439 male and 12,422 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 18,406 full-time and 4,455 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 586 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,138 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students10,439
Women Students12,422
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students18,406
Part-time Students4,455
By race/ethnicity 6,657 White, 962 Black, and 2,317 Asian students are attending at Columbia University in the City of New York. 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 races396
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Columbia University in the City of New York, 586 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,138 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment22,861
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses586
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,138
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses21,137
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses586
New York Resident163
Other State In U.S.350
Outside of U.S.73

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