Graduate Program Overview

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a four-years, public school located in Blacksburg, Virginia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $16,522 for Virginia residents and $31,443 for out-of-state students. It offers 200 graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg, VA
Graduate School Students7,004 students
1,622 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$16,522
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 200 Graduate Programs
73 Master's, 57 Doctorate, 70 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 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 $16,522 and $31,443 for non-Virginia residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $783 for Virginia residents and $1,579 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$783$1,579
Books & Supplies$1,100
Room & Board$10,110 (On-Campus) / $11,580 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,250 (On-Campus) / $3,250 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$30,982$45,903
Off-Campus Total$32,452$47,373
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 200 major areas - 73 Master's (6 online programs), 57 Doctorate , 66 Post-Bachelor'(9 online programs), 4 Post-Master'. 1,429 students have been conferred Master's degree and 655 students have received Doctorate degree last year.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
Visual and Performing Arts
Transportation and Materials Moving
Social Sciences
Human Services
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Physical Sciences
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
English Language and Literature
Work and Family Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Computer and Information Sciences
Communications Technologies
Communication and Journalism
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation

Graduate Student Population

Total 37,024 students enrolled in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 7,004 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 3,940 male and 3,064 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 4,939 full-time and 2,065 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,622 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 2,785 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students3,940
Women Students3,064
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students4,939
Part-time Students2,065
By race/ethnicity 3,556 White, 376 Black, and 402 Asian students are attending at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races194
99 students are younger than 22 and 816 students are older than 65. The school has 4,430 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,659 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under99
40 & Over816
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 Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1,622 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 2,785 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment7,004
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,622
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses2,785
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,597
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,622
Virginia Resident1,074
Other State In U.S.477
Outside of U.S.40

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