Graduate Programs Overview

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $12,522 for North Carolina residents and $30,248 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred sixty-nine graduate programs: 86 Master's, 71 Doctorate, 8 Post-Bachelor's, 4 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 2,439 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,242 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, NC
Graduate School Students10,723 students
1,204 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$12,522
Out-of-State$30,248
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 169 Graduate Programs
86 Master's, 4 Doctorate, 12 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For North Carolina residents, the tuition & fees are $12,522 and $30,248 for non-North Carolina residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $517 for North Carolina residents and $1,386 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$10,552$28,278
Fees$1,970$1,970
Cost per Credit$517$1,386
Books & Supplies$990
Room & Board$11,740 (On-Campus) / $11,740 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,836 (On-Campus) / $2,836 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$28,088$45,814
Off-Campus Total$28,088$45,814
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$11,606$11,929$12,212$12,522$12,522
Out-of-State$28,817$29,140$29,423$30,248$30,248

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 494 major areas - 86 Master's (10 online programs), 69 Doctorate (2 online programs), 7 Post-Bachelor'(6 online programs), 3 Post-Master'(1 online programs). 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
Total2,4391,242-6
Men1,092535-2
Women1,347707-4
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.
Communication and Journalism
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
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
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Library Science
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
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
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
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
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Library Science
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
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
Human Services
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 29,877 students enrolled in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 10,723 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,628 male and 6,095 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 6,633 full-time and 4,090 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,204 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 706 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total10,723
Men Students4,628
Women Students6,095
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total10,723
Full-time Students6,633
Part-time Students4,090
By race/ethnicity 6,516 White, 772 Black, and 799 Asian students are attending at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total10,723
American Indian /
Native American
30
Asian799
Black772
Hispanic676
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
8
White6,516
Two or more races478
Un-Known355
186 students are younger than 22 and 850 students are older than 65. The school has 7,031 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,656 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total10,723
21 & Under186
22-242,849
25-294,182
30-341,826
35-39830
40 & Over850
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 North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1,204 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 706 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment10,723
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,204
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses706
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses8,813
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,204
North Carolina Resident212
Other State In U.S.965
Outside of U.S.27



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