Graduate Program Overview

Santa Clara University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Santa Clara, California. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $25,170. It offers forty-three (43) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSanta Clara University
TypeFour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
Address500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA
Graduate School Students3,008 students
417 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$25,170
Student to Faculty11:1 (9.09%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 43 Graduate Programs
28 Master's, 11 Doctorate, 4 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Santa Clara University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $25,170 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,198.
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$1,198
Books & Supplies$1,125
Room & Board$16,533 (On-Campus) / $17,253 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,979 (On-Campus) / $4,761 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$45,807
Off-Campus Total$48,309
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$28,836$24,144$25,056$23,507$25,170

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Santa Clara University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 43 major areas - 28 Master's (2 online programs), 11 Doctorate , 2 Post-Bachelor', 2 Post-Master'. 895 students have been conferred Master's degree and 240 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
Engineering Technology
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology and Religious Vocations
Legal Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations

Graduate Student Population

Total 8,616 students enrolled in Santa Clara University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,008 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,386 male and 1,622 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,953 full-time and 1,055 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 417 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,386
Women Students1,622
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,953
Part-time Students1,055
By race/ethnicity 890 White, 67 Black, and 629 Asian students are attending at Santa Clara 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 races148
33 students are younger than 22 and 465 students are older than 65. The school has 1,838 students aged between 22 and 30 and 687 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under33
40 & Over465
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Santa Clara University, 417 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 0 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,023
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses417
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses0
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,606
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses417
California Resident318
Other State In U.S.38
Outside of U.S.61

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