Graduate Programs Overview

University of Charleston is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Charleston, West Virginia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $16,400 in average for all students.

It offers eleven graduate programs: 8 Master's, 3 Doctorate programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 199 students have been conferred Master's degree and 112 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Charleston
Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Address2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, WV
Graduate School Students852 students
577 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$16,400
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 11 Graduate Programs
8 Master's

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at University of Charleston with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $16,400 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $400.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$400
Books & Supplies$1,800
Room & Board$9,950 (On-Campus) / $11,400 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,600 (On-Campus) / $2,900 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$30,750
Off-Campus Total$32,500
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$17,200$16,206$16,984$17,400$16,400

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of Charleston offers Masters, Doctorate graduate degree/certificate programs through 11 major areas - 4 Master's (2 online programs), 2 Doctorate . 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.
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 2,967 students enrolled in University of Charleston including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 852 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 507 male and 345 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 691 full-time and 161 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 577 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 36 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students507
Women Students345
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students691
Part-time Students161
By race/ethnicity 405 White, 172 Black, and 41 Asian students are attending at University of Charleston. 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
14 students are younger than 22 and 291 students are older than 65. The school has 300 students aged between 22 and 30 and 247 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under14
40 & Over291
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University of Charleston, 577 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 36 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment852
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses577
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses36
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses239
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses577
West Virginia Resident75
Other State In U.S.478
Outside of U.S.7

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