Graduate Programs Overview

Western Michigan University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $17,283 for Michigan residents and $31,355 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred sixty-four graduate programs: 97 Master's, 46 Doctorate, 19 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,279 students have been conferred Master's degree and 130 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWestern Michigan University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
Graduate School Students4,802 students
552 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$17,283
Out-of-State$31,355
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 164 Graduate Programs
97 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 21 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Western Michigan University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Michigan residents, the tuition & fees are $17,283 and $31,355 for non-Michigan residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $682 for Michigan residents and $1,268 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$16,360$30,432
Fees$923$923
Cost per Credit$682$1,268
Books & Supplies$987
Room & Board$10,567 (On-Campus) / $10,567 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,500 (On-Campus) / $2,500 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$31,337$45,409
Off-Campus Total$31,337$45,409
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$14,235$15,233$16,561$17,283$17,283
Out-of-State$29,118$29,823$30,492$31,355$31,355

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Western Michigan University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 164 major areas - 101 Master's (9 online programs), 45 Doctorate , 19 Post-Bachelor'(5 online programs), 1 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
Total1,279130651
Men5006725-
Women77963401
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.
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
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
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
History
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 22,562 students enrolled in Western Michigan University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 4,802 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,915 male and 2,887 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,047 full-time and 3,755 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 552 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 351 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total4,802
Men Students1,915
Women Students2,887
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total4,802
Full-time Students1,047
Part-time Students3,755
By race/ethnicity 2,982 White, 343 Black, and 169 Asian students are attending at Western Michigan University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total4,802
American Indian /
Native American
14
Asian169
Black343
Hispanic224
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
1
White2,982
Two or more races113
Un-Known51
49 students are younger than 22 and 771 students are older than 65. The school has 2,764 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,218 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total4,802
21 & Under49
22-241,199
25-291,565
30-34746
35-39472
40 & Over771
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Western Michigan University, 552 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 351 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment4,802
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses552
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses351
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,899
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses552
Michigan Resident469
Other State In U.S.80
Outside of U.S.3



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