Graduate Programs Overview

University of Colorado Boulder is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Boulder, Colorado. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $13,522 for Colorado residents and $32,980 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred fifty-one graduate programs: 81 Master's, 70 Doctorate programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,713 students have been conferred Master's degree and 591 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Colorado Boulder
TypePublic, 4 or more years
AddressRegent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, CO
Graduate School Students7,130 students
1,856 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$13,522
Out-of-State$32,980
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 151 Graduate Programs
81 Master's

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at University of Colorado Boulder with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Colorado residents, the tuition & fees are $13,522 and $32,980 for non-Colorado residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $657 for Colorado residents and $1,738 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$11,826$31,284
Fees$1,696$1,696
Cost per Credit$657$1,738
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$15,220 (On-Campus) / $13,050 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,556 (On-Campus) / $2,556 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$32,498$51,956
Off-Campus Total$30,328$49,786
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$12,610$12,998$13,246$13,556$13,522
Out-of-State$30,430$31,340$32,146$33,014$32,980

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of Colorado Boulder offers Masters, Doctorate graduate degree/certificate programs through 445 major areas - 80 Master's (2 online programs), 65 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
Total1,713591--
Men945345--
Women768246--
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.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 37,437 students enrolled in University of Colorado Boulder including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 7,130 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,062 male and 3,068 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,816 full-time and 4,314 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,856 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 2,577 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total7,130
Men Students4,062
Women Students3,068
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total7,130
Full-time Students2,816
Part-time Students4,314
By race/ethnicity 4,400 White, 120 Black, and 328 Asian students are attending at University of Colorado Boulder. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total7,130
American Indian /
Native American
46
Asian328
Black120
Hispanic680
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
3
White4,400
Two or more races224
Un-Known200
69 students are younger than 22 and 523 students are older than 65. The school has 4,952 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,586 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total7,130
21 & Under69
22-242,115
25-292,837
30-341,100
35-39486
40 & Over523
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 Colorado Boulder, 1,856 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 2,577 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment7,130
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,856
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses2,577
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,697
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,856
Colorado Resident1,164
Other State In U.S.564
Outside of U.S.128



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