Graduate Program Overview

Western Michigan University is a four-years, public school located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $17,807 for Michigan residents and $26,248 for out-of-state students. It offers 172 graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWestern Michigan University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
Graduate School Students3,918 students
1,390 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$17,807
Out-of-State$26,248
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 172 Graduate Programs
101 Master's, 44 Doctorate, 27 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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 $17,807 and $26,248 for non-Michigan residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $703 for Michigan residents and $1,055 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
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$16,884$25,325
Fees$923$923
Cost per Credit$703$1,055
Books & Supplies$1,106
Room & Board$10,884 (On-Campus) / $10,884 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,523 (On-Campus) / $2,523 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$32,320$40,761
Off-Campus Total$32,320$40,761
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022
In-State$15,233$16,561$17,283$17,283$17,807
Out-of-State$29,823$30,492$31,355$31,355$26,248

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Western Michigan University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 172 major areas - 101 Master's (8 online programs), 44 Doctorate , 26 Post-Bachelor'(7 online programs), 1 Post-Master'. 1,210 students have been conferred Master's degree and 128 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
Total1,21012864-
Men4136323-
Women7976541-
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
Computer and Information Sciences
Education
Work and Family Studies
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
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
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
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
History
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Engineering
Physical Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts

Graduate Student Population

Total 19,887 students enrolled in Western Michigan University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,918 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,472 male and 2,446 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 919 full-time and 2,999 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,390 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 655 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total3,918
Men Students1,472
Women Students2,446
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total3,918
Full-time Students919
Part-time Students2,999
By race/ethnicity 2,575 White, 307 Black, and 189 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
Total3,918
American Indian /
Native American
12
Asian189
Black307
Hispanic201
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
1
White2,575
Two or more races80
Un-Known9
57 students are younger than 22 and 600 students are older than 65. The school has 2,108 students aged between 22 and 30 and 914 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total3,918
21 & Under57
22-24975
25-291,133
30-34559
35-39355
40 & Over600
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, 1,390 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 655 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,679
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,390
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses655
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,634
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,390
Michigan Resident1,249
Other State In U.S.133
Outside of U.S.7



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