Graduate Programs Summary at Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Evanston, Illinois. It offers graduate degrees as well as undergraduate degrees. For academic year 2019-2020 the graduate school tuition & fees are $56,567 in average for all students.

Northwestern University offers 259 graduate programs: 154 Master's, 84 Doctorate, 4 Post-Bachelor's, 17 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 4,722 students have been conferred Master's degree and 971 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
Northwestern University
School NameNorthwestern University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address633 Clark St, Evanston, IL
Graduate School Students13,485 students
654 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2019-2020)$56,567
Student to Faculty6:1 (16.67%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 259 Graduate Programs
154 Master's, 17 Doctorate, 21 Post graduate certificates

2020 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

Next table and chart describe 2019-2020 graduate tuition & fees at Northwestern University with tuition changes over last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $56,567 for all students.The average room & board cost is $17,019 and the total cost of attendance is $78,530 when a student pays out-of-state tuition rate and living on-campus facilities such as dormitory. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $6,418.
2020 COATuition Trends
Graduate School 2020 Tuition & Costs - Northwestern University
Cost per Credit$6,418
Books & Supplies$1,638
Room & Board$17,019 (On-Campus) / $17,019 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,306 (On-Campus) / $3,306 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$78,530
Off-Campus Total$78,530
Graduate Tuition Changes (2016-2020) - Northwestern University
Tuition & Fees$49,064$50,864$52,679$54,620$56,567

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Northwestern University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 259 major areas - 147 Master's (5 online program), 82 Doctorate , 3 Post-Bachelor', 16 Post-Master'. Next table summarizes 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 program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
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
Theology And Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
Science Technologies/Technicians
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

At Northwestern University, total 22,127 students enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate schools, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, total 13,485 students are enrolled for graduate degree programs. By gender, it has 6,916 male and 6,569 female students. By attending status, there are 9,587 full-time and 3,898 part-time students in graduate schools at Northwestern University. Northwestern University offers online degree program and 654 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution - Northwestern University
Men Students6,916
Women Students6,569
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution - Northwestern University
Full-time Students9,587
Part-time Students3,898
By race/ethnicity 5,755 White, 658 Black, and 1,625 Asian students are attending at Northwestern University. Detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution - Northwestern University
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races347
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially who want to continue education and work in field. At Northwestern University, 654 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 0 students are enrolled in some online course.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution - Northwestern University
Total Enrollment13,485
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses654
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses0
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses12,831
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location - Northwestern University
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses654
Illinois Resident169
Other State In U.S.468
Outside of U.S.17

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