Graduate Programs Overview

Northwestern University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Evanston, Illinois. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $56,567 in average for all students.

It offers two hundreds fifty-nine 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
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 (2020-2021)$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

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Northwestern University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $56,567 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $6,649.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Amounts
Tuition$56,067
Fees$500
Cost per Credit$6,649
Books & Supplies$1,662
Room & Board$17,616 (On-Campus) / $17,616 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,304 (On-Campus) / $3,304 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$79,149
Off-Campus Total$79,149
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
Tuition & Fees$50,864$52,679$54,620$56,567$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 (4 online programs), 82 Doctorate , 19 Post-Bachelor', 19 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
Total4,7229719048
Men2,4955073824
Women2,2274645224
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
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
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
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Science Technologies/Technicians
Human Services
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
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
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 22,127 students enrolled in Northwestern University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 13,485 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 6,916 male and 6,569 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 9,587 full-time and 3,898 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 654 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total13,485
Men Students6,916
Women Students6,569
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total13,485
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. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total13,485
American Indian /
Native American
20
Asian1,625
Black658
Hispanic842
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
12
White5,755
Two or more races347
Un-Known1,224
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Northwestern University, 654 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 0 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
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
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses654
Illinois Resident169
Other State In U.S.468
Outside of U.S.17



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