Graduate Program Overview

Wake Forest University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $39,240. It offers forty-nine (49) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWake Forest University
TypeFour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
Address1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC
Graduate School Students3,348 students
795 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$39,240
Student to Faculty11:1 (9.09%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 49 Graduate Programs
33 Master's, 13 Doctorate, 3 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Wake Forest University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $39,240 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,510.
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$1,510
Books & Supplies$1,500
Room & Board$16,044 (On-Campus) / $16,044 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,572 (On-Campus) / $2,572 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$59,356
Off-Campus Total$59,356
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$39,140$39,176$39,200$39,216$39,240

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Wake Forest University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 49 major areas - 33 Master's , 13 Doctorate , 3 Post-Bachelor'. 957 students have been conferred Master's degree and 300 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.
Legal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Legal Studies
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 8,789 students enrolled in Wake Forest University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,348 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,495 male and 1,853 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,683 full-time and 665 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 795 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,451 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,495
Women Students1,853
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students2,683
Part-time Students665
By race/ethnicity 2,061 White, 351 Black, and 234 Asian students are attending at Wake Forest 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 races72
16 students are younger than 22 and 304 students are older than 65. The school has 2,412 students aged between 22 and 30 and 616 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under16
40 & Over304
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Wake Forest University, 795 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,451 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,348
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses795
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,451
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,102
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses795
North Carolina Resident423
Other State In U.S.333
Outside of U.S.36

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