Graduate Program Overview

Grand Valley State University is a four-years, public school located in Allendale, Michigan. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $17,448 for Michigan residents and $17,904 for out-of-state students. It offers forty-six (46) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameGrand Valley State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI
Graduate School Students2,945 students
1,160 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$17,448
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 46 Graduate Programs
34 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 10 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Grand Valley State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Michigan residents, the tuition & fees are $17,448 and $17,904 for non-Michigan residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $746.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$746$746
Books & Supplies$740
Room & Board$9,880 (On-Campus) / $7,264 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,040 (On-Campus) / $2,040 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$30,564$30,564
Off-Campus Total$27,948$27,948
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Grand Valley State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 46 major areas - 34 Master's (1 online programs), 2 Doctorate , 8 Post-Bachelor', 2 Post-Master'. 939 students have been conferred Master's degree and 85 students have received Doctorate degree last year.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.
Computer and Information Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 23,350 students enrolled in Grand Valley State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,945 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 797 male and 2,148 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,446 full-time and 1,499 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,160 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,003 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students797
Women Students2,148
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,446
Part-time Students1,499
By race/ethnicity 2,349 White, 157 Black, and 79 Asian students are attending at Grand Valley State University. 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 races82
64 students are younger than 22 and 363 students are older than 65. The school has 1,883 students aged between 22 and 30 and 634 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under64
40 & Over363
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Grand Valley State University, 1,160 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,003 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,945
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,160
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,003
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses782
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,160
Michigan Resident1,102
Other State In U.S.54
Outside of U.S.1

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