Graduate Programs Overview

William Paterson University of New Jersey is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Wayne, New Jersey. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $13,158 for New Jersey residents and $13,500 for other students in average.

It offers forty-one graduate programs: 26 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 11 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 406 students have been conferred Master's degree and 8 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWilliam Paterson University of New Jersey
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ
Graduate School Students1,463 students
188 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$13,158
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 41 Graduate Programs
26 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 13 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $13,158 and $13,500 for non-New Jersey residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $727 for New Jersey residents and $1,134 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$727$1,134
Books & Supplies$1,600
Room & Board$13,706 (On-Campus) / $11,164 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,250 (On-Campus) / $2,250 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$30,714$31,056
Off-Campus Total$28,172$28,514
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

William Paterson University of New Jersey offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 41 major areas - 25 Master's , 1 Doctorate , 12 Post-Bachelor'(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.
Visual And Performing Arts
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
English Language And Literature
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Social Sciences
Communication and Journalism

Graduate Student Population

Total 10,198 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, 1,463 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 403 male and 1,060 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 328 full-time and 1,135 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 188 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 67 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students403
Women Students1,060
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students328
Part-time Students1,135
By race/ethnicity 861 White, 105 Black, and 93 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
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races38
6 students are younger than 22 and 349 students are older than 65. The school has 682 students aged between 22 and 30 and 377 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under6
40 & Over349
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, 188 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 67 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,463
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses188
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses67
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,208
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses188
New Jersey Resident183
Other State In U.S.5
Outside of U.S.0

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