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 eighty-three graduate programs: 105 Master's, 53 Doctorate, 23 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,223 students have been conferred Master's degree and 151 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 Students4,419 students
650 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 183 Graduate Programs
105 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 25 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 518 major areas - 104 Master's (8 online programs), 46 Doctorate , 22 Post-Bachelor'(6 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
Total1,223151602
Men47261251
Women75190351
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
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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
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
History
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
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
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
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
History
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering
Physical Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts

Graduate Student Population

Total 21,470 students enrolled in Western Michigan University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 4,419 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,720 male and 2,699 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 955 full-time and 3,464 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 650 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 297 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total4,419
Men Students1,720
Women Students2,699
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total4,419
Full-time Students955
Part-time Students3,464
By race/ethnicity 2,787 White, 361 Black, and 191 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
Total4,419
American Indian /
Native American
13
Asian191
Black361
Hispanic221
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
3
White2,787
Two or more races99
Un-Known23
56 students are younger than 22 and 722 students are older than 65. The school has 2,518 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,123 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total4,419
21 & Under56
22-241,087
25-291,431
30-34691
35-39432
40 & Over722
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, 650 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 297 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment4,419
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses650
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses297
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,472
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses650
Michigan Resident545
Other State In U.S.101
Outside of U.S.1



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