Graduate Program Overview 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 2017-2018 the graduate school tuition & fees are $52,679 in average for all students.

Northwestern University offers 455 graduate programs: 271 Master's, 159 Doctorate, 4 Post-Bachelor's, 21 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 4,923 students have been confered Master's degree and 969 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 Students12,816
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)$52,679
Student to Faculty7:1 (14.29%)

2018 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

Next table and chart describe 2017-2018 graduate tuition & fees at Northwestern University and costs trends last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $52,679 for all students.
2018 COATuition Trends
Graduate School 2018 Tuition & Costs - Northwestern University
Books & Supplies$1,660
Room & Board$16,047 (On-Campus) / $16,047 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,595 (On-Campus) / $2,595 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$72,981$72,981
Off-Campus Total$72,981$72,981
Graduate Tuition Changes (2014-2018) - Northwestern University

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Northwestern University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 455 major areas - 415 Master's (15 online program), 240 Doctorate , 9 Post-Bachelor', 45 Post-Master'. Next table summarises total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Next tables list each graduate program with offered degrees. 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, 21,655 students enrolled into graduate programs including in both undergraduate and graduate schools, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, total 12,816 students are enrolled into graduate programs. By gender, graduate schools have 7,017 male and 5,799 female students.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution - Northwestern University
Men Students7,017
Women Students5,799
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution - Northwestern University
Full-time Students8,938
Part-time Students3,878
By race/ethnicity 5,641 White, 550 Black, and 1,373 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 Islnader
Two or more races226
164 students are younger than 22 and 1,166 students are older than 65. The school has 8,110 students aged between 22 and 30 and 3,356 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution - Northwestern University
21 & Under164
40 & Over1,166
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially who want to continue education and work in field. At Northwestern University, 1,628 students are enrolled exclusively in online cources and 0 students are enrolled in some online course.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution - Northwestern University
Total Enrollment12,816
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,628
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses0
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses11,188
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location - Northwestern University
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,628
Illinois Resident316
Other State In U.S.1,244
Outside of U.S.68

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