Graduate Program Overview

William Paterson University of New Jersey is a four-years, public school located in Wayne, New Jersey. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $14,050 for New Jersey residents and $21,748 for out-of-state students. It offers fifty (50) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWilliam Paterson University of New Jersey
TypeFour-years, Public
Address300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ
Graduate School Students1,664 students
1,165 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$14,050
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 50 Graduate Programs
32 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 16 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at William Paterson University of New Jersey with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For New Jersey residents, the tuition & fees are $14,050 and $21,748 for non-New Jersey residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $771 for New Jersey residents and $1,195 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$771$1,195
Books & Supplies$1,600
Room & Board$13,021 (On-Campus) / $11,576 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,250 (On-Campus) / $2,250 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$30,921$38,619
Off-Campus Total$29,476$37,174
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

William Paterson University of New Jersey offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 50 major areas - 32 Master's (4 online programs), 2 Doctorate , 15 Post-Bachelor', 1 Post-Master'. 419 students have been conferred Master's degree and 8 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.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
English Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 9,635 students enrolled in William Paterson University of New Jersey including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,664 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 420 male and 1,244 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 406 full-time and 1,258 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,165 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 154 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students420
Women Students1,244
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students406
Part-time Students1,258
By race/ethnicity 897 White, 160 Black, and 103 Asian students are attending at William Paterson University of New Jersey. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races43
7 students are younger than 22 and 552 students are older than 65. The school has 902 students aged between 22 and 30 and 689 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under7
40 & Over552
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At William Paterson University of New Jersey, 1,165 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 154 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,150
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,165
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses154
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses831
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,165
New Jersey Resident1,049
Other State In U.S.108
Outside of U.S.8

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