Graduate Programs Overview

Virginia Commonwealth University is a four-years, public school located in Richmond, Virginia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $15,518 for Virginia residents and $29,546 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred seventy graduate programs: 75 Master's, 49 Doctorate, 41 Post-Bachelor's, 5 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,369 students have been conferred Master's degree and 816 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameVirginia Commonwealth University
Typefour-years, public
Address910 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA
Graduate School Students7,127 students
1,868 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$15,518
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 170 Graduate Programs
75 Master's, 5 Doctorate, 46 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Virginia Commonwealth University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Virginia residents, the tuition & fees are $15,518 and $29,546 for non-Virginia residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $702 for Virginia residents and $1,443 for out-of-state students.
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$702$1,443
Books & Supplies$1,240
Room & Board$12,279 (On-Campus) / $12,730 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$5,270 (On-Campus) / $7,572 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$34,307$48,335
Off-Campus Total$37,060$51,088
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Virginia Commonwealth University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 170 major areas - 74 Master's (16 online programs), 47 Doctorate (5 online programs), 40 Post-Bachelor'(5 online programs), 4 Post-Master'. 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.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Transportation And Materials Moving
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 29,070 students enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 7,127 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 2,529 male and 4,598 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 4,962 full-time and 2,165 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,868 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 2,565 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students2,529
Women Students4,598
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students4,962
Part-time Students2,165
By race/ethnicity 3,707 White, 921 Black, and 798 Asian students are attending at Virginia Commonwealth 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 races226
84 students are younger than 22 and 830 students are older than 65. The school has 4,636 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,577 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under84
40 & Over830
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Virginia Commonwealth University, 1,868 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 2,565 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment7,127
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,868
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses2,565
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,694
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,868
Virginia Resident1,667
Other State In U.S.200
Outside of U.S.1

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