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 eighty-six graduate programs: 157 Master's, 85 Doctorate, 23 Post-Bachelor's, 21 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 4,820 students have been conferred Master's degree and 992 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 Students13,766 students
418 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$56,567
Student to Faculty6:1 (16.67%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 286 Graduate Programs
157 Master's, 21 Doctorate, 44 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 826 major areas - 149 Master's (4 online programs), 83 Doctorate , 22 Post-Bachelor', 20 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
Total4,82099216571
Men2,5344845140
Women2,28650811431
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.
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
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
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

Graduate Student Population

Total 22,448 students enrolled in Northwestern University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 13,766 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 6,895 male and 6,871 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 9,910 full-time and 3,856 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 418 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total13,766
Men Students6,895
Women Students6,871
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total13,766
Full-time Students9,910
Part-time Students3,856
By race/ethnicity 5,800 White, 691 Black, and 1,678 Asian students are attending at Northwestern University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total13,766
American Indian /
Native American
22
Asian1,678
Black691
Hispanic874
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
8
White5,800
Two or more races328
Un-Known1,115
155 students are younger than 22 and 1,267 students are older than 65. The school has 8,739 students aged between 22 and 30 and 3,599 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total13,766
21 & Under155
22-243,384
25-295,355
30-342,454
35-391,145
40 & Over1,267
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, 418 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 0 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment13,766
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses418
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses0
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses13,348
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses418
Illinois Resident129
Other State In U.S.270
Outside of U.S.19



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