Graduate Programs Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a Public, 4 or more years school located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $11,898 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,758 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred graduate programs: 44 Master's, 6 Doctorate, 43 Post-Bachelor's, 7 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,043 students have been conferred Master's degree and 32 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWest Chester University of Pennsylvania
TypePublic, 4 or more years
AddressUniversity Avenue and High Street, West Chester, PA
Graduate School Students3,007 students
2,544 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$11,898
Out-of-State$16,758
Student to Faculty20:1 (5.00%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 100 Graduate Programs
44 Master's, 7 Doctorate, 50 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at West Chester University of Pennsylvania with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Pennsylvania residents, the tuition & fees are $11,898 and $16,758 for non-Pennsylvania residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $516 for Pennsylvania residents and $774 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
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$9,288$13,932
Fees$2,610$2,826
Cost per Credit$516$774
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$14,228 (On-Campus) / $14,228 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,520 (On-Campus) / $2,520 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$29,846$34,706
Off-Campus Total$29,846$34,706
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022
In-State$15,121$15,103$12,340$11,898$11,898
Out-of-State$21,409$21,583$17,200$16,758$16,758

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 279 major areas - 43 Master's (6 online programs), 4 Doctorate (2 online programs), 42 Post-Bachelor'(8 online programs), 6 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
Total1,043323348
Men3407169-
Women703251658
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.
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Architecture
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Psychology
Education
Human Services
Psychology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Architecture
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Mathematics And Statistics
Psychology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
Human Services
Psychology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 17,719 students enrolled in West Chester University of Pennsylvania including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,007 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 952 male and 2,055 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,027 full-time and 1,980 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 2,544 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 415 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total3,007
Men Students952
Women Students2,055
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total3,007
Full-time Students1,027
Part-time Students1,980
By race/ethnicity 2,156 White, 423 Black, and 98 Asian students are attending at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total3,007
American Indian /
Native American
6
Asian98
Black423
Hispanic143
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
2
White2,156
Two or more races69
Un-Known68
30 students are younger than 22 and 511 students are older than 65. The school has 1,744 students aged between 22 and 30 and 722 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total3,007
21 & Under30
22-24740
25-291,004
30-34479
35-39243
40 & Over511
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2,544 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 415 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,007
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,544
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses415
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses48
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,544
Pennsylvania Resident2,121
Other State In U.S.287
Outside of U.S.136


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