Graduate Programs Overview

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Blacksburg, Virginia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $16,030 for Virginia residents and $29,943 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred seventy-two graduate programs: 71 Master's, 57 Doctorate, 39 Post-Bachelor's, 5 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,526 students have been conferred Master's degree and 594 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg, VA
Graduate School Students7,083 students
1,026 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$16,030
Out-of-State$29,943
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 172 Graduate Programs
71 Master's, 5 Doctorate, 44 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $16,030 and $29,943 for non-Virginia residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $761 for Virginia residents and $1,534 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$13,701$27,614
Fees$2,329$2,329
Cost per Credit$761$1,534
Books & Supplies$1,100
Room & Board$9,556 (On-Campus) / $9,556 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,350 (On-Campus) / $3,350 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$30,036$43,949
Off-Campus Total$30,036$43,949
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$14,532$15,072$15,510$15,972$16,030
Out-of-State$27,764$28,810$29,629$30,489$29,943

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 172 major areas - 69 Master's (9 online programs), 56 Doctorate , 39 Post-Bachelor'(11 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
Total1,52659421824
Men8683401002
Women65825411822
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
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
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
Education
Human Services
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 36,383 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, 7,083 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,025 male and 3,058 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 5,033 full-time and 2,050 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,026 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 833 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total7,083
Men Students4,025
Women Students3,058
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total7,083
Full-time Students5,033
Part-time Students2,050
By race/ethnicity 3,496 White, 368 Black, and 389 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
Total7,083
American Indian /
Native American
10
Asian389
Black368
Hispanic320
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
2
White3,496
Two or more races213
Un-Known261
105 students are younger than 22 and 795 students are older than 65. The school has 4,469 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,714 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total7,083
21 & Under105
22-241,918
25-292,551
30-341,141
35-39573
40 & Over795
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, 1,026 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 833 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment7,083
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,026
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses833
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses5,224
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,026
Virginia Resident626
Other State In U.S.363
Outside of U.S.16



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