Graduate Programs Overview

University of Charleston is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Charleston, West Virginia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $17,400 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
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, WV
Graduate School Students811 students
491 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$17,400
Student to Faculty15:1 (6.67%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 11 Graduate Programs
8 Master's

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $17,400 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $425.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$425
Books & Supplies$1,800
Room & Board$10,500 (On-Campus) / $9,300 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,600 (On-Campus) / $2,900 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$32,300
Off-Campus Total$31,400
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$17,147$17,200$16,206$16,984$17,400

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of Charleston offers Masters, Doctorate graduate degree/certificate programs through 28 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.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting

Graduate Student Population

Total 2,718 students enrolled in University of Charleston including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 811 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 455 male and 356 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 654 full-time and 157 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 491 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 27 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students455
Women Students356
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students654
Part-time Students157
By race/ethnicity 375 White, 176 Black, and 45 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
19 students are younger than 22 and 270 students are older than 65. The school has 302 students aged between 22 and 30 and 220 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under19
40 & Over270
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, 491 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 27 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment811
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses491
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses27
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses293
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses491
West Virginia Resident60
Other State In U.S.425
Outside of U.S.6

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