Graduate Program Overview

Western Washington University is a four-years, public school located in Bellingham, Washington. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $12,490 for Washington residents and $24,737 for out-of-state students. It offers thirty-seven (37) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWestern Washington University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address516 High Street, Bellingham, WA
Graduate School Students1,003 students
83 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$12,490
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 37 Graduate Programs
30 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 5 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Western Washington University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Washington residents, the tuition & fees are $12,490 and $24,737 for non-Washington residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $379 for Washington residents and $787 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
Cost per Credit$379$787
Books & Supplies$1,011
Room & Board$13,080 (On-Campus) / $13,080 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,840 (On-Campus) / $3,840 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$30,421$42,668
Off-Campus Total$30,421$42,668
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Western Washington University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 37 major areas - 30 Master's (1 online programs), 2 Doctorate , 4 Post-Bachelor', 1 Post-Master'. 272 students have been conferred Master's degree and 53 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.
Natural Resources and Conservation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation
Computer and Information Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts

Graduate Student Population

Total 15,197 students enrolled in Western Washington University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,003 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 368 male and 635 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 767 full-time and 236 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 83 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 58 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students368
Women Students635
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students767
Part-time Students236
By race/ethnicity 722 White, 19 Black, and 55 Asian students are attending at Western Washington University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races69
37 students are younger than 22 and 178 students are older than 65. The school has 615 students aged between 22 and 30 and 276 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under37
40 & Over178
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 Washington University, 83 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 58 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,106
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses83
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses58
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses965
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses83
Washington Resident50
Other State In U.S.32
Outside of U.S.1

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