Graduate Programs Overview

Western Washington University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Bellingham, Washington. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $12,192 for Washington residents and $24,105 for other students in average.

It offers thirty-one graduate programs: 29 Master's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWestern Washington University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address516 High Street, Bellingham, WA
Graduate School Students902 students
51 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$12,192
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 31 Graduate Programs
29 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 2 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $12,192 and $24,105 for non-Washington residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $360 for Washington residents and $785 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$360$785
Books & Supplies$996
Room & Board$12,518 (On-Campus) / $12,518 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,783 (On-Campus) / $3,783 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$29,489$41,402
Off-Campus Total$29,489$41,402
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Western Washington University offers Masters, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 31 major areas - 28 Master's (1 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
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.
Physical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Physical Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Mathematics And Statistics
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
English Language And Literature
Computer And Information Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation

Graduate Student Population

Total 16,142 students enrolled in Western Washington University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 902 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 341 male and 561 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 687 full-time and 215 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 51 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 42 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students341
Women Students561
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students687
Part-time Students215
By race/ethnicity 661 White, 16 Black, and 39 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 races51
30 students are younger than 22 and 129 students are older than 65. The school has 540 students aged between 22 and 30 and 203 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under30
40 & Over129
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, 51 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 42 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment902
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses51
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses42
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses809
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses51
Washington Resident25
Other State In U.S.26
Outside of U.S.0

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