2020 Average Graduate Tuition

For academic year 2019-2020, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $10,880 for state residents and $18,581 for out-of-state students over 1,946 graduate schools in United States. Massachusetts has the highest graduate tuition & fees of $27,788 and North Dakota has the lowest graduate tuition & fees of $10,689 based on out-of-state rates.
The average cost per credit hour, for part-time students and/or overloaded credits, is $518 for state residents and $830 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 2020 average graduate school tuition & fees by State.
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees by State (2019-2020)
StateNumber of SchoolsIn-State Tuition & FeesOut-of-State Tuition & Fees In-State Cost per Credit HourOut-of-State Cost per Credit Hour
Alaska 4$12,541$21,845$513$972
Alabama 30$9,505$15,733$447$785
Arkansas 17$7,606$16,672$316$676
Arizona 26$11,691$20,053$760$949
California 197$11,279$21,800$1,131$817
Colorado 34$11,435$18,988$555$857
Connecticut 21$13,497$22,330$634$861
District of Columbia 17$9,860$24,760$500$1,202
Delaware 6$20,233$16,926$1,164$934
Florida 75$10,021$16,752$418$776
Georgia 47$7,392$17,365$284$782
Hawaii 7$14,499$21,652$576$945
Iowa 28$11,029$13,596$567$718
Idaho 6$9,816$19,969$508$824
Illinois 83$11,602$19,368$421$884
Indiana 50$8,557$19,390$352$745
Kansas 25$8,561$13,267$329$636
Kentucky 27$11,023$12,810$582$659
Louisiana 24$9,899$18,521$552$987
Massachusetts 73$13,486$27,788$602$1,083
Maryland 30$12,407$18,171$512$814
Maine 11$8,450$23,875$590$974
Michigan 49$16,388$20,846$764$922
Minnesota 36$10,983$15,262$661$775
Missouri 54$8,751$15,074$372$650
Mississippi 16$8,143$12,952$448$664
Montana 8$6,703$20,410$316$956
North Carolina 57$8,140$17,174$411$886
North Dakota 11$7,916$10,689$371$454
Nebraska 19$7,314$14,348$296$623
New Hampshire 13$16,372$20,477$712$1,323
New Jersey 37$16,880$21,584$762$973
New Mexico 15$6,600$16,288$282$578
Nevada 8$6,045$22,303$286$589
New York 155$12,377$24,704$474$1,066
Ohio 76$11,402$17,894$565$850
Oklahoma 25$6,468$14,545$257$639
Oregon 27$16,852$21,053$489$780
Pennsylvania 116$17,760$21,444$738$897
Rhode Island 12$12,028$23,344$596$935
South Carolina 30$13,020$19,244$610$823
South Dakota 16$7,394$12,081$339$501
Tennessee 48$11,292$19,530$532$833
Texas 106$7,570$17,428$336$797
Utah 16$8,140$15,699$372$867
Virginia 52$14,191$17,812$640$783
Vermont 14$12,954$24,740$669$1,093
Washington 28$14,596$22,884$580$913
Wisconsin 44$9,305$16,637$454$773
West Virginia 19$8,627$13,529$488$701
Wyoming 1$6,289$16,009$271$811
AverageTotal 1,946 Schools$10,880$18,581 $518$830

Graduate School Tuition & Fees Changes from 2011 to 2020

The graduate school tuition have increased 23.21% ($3,604) from $15,530(2011) to $19,134 (2020). Next table shows the changes of graduate school tuition & fees for last 10 years.
Graduate School Tuition Changes from 2011 to 2020
YearIn-State Tuition & FeesOut-of-State Tuition & FeesIn-State Cost per Credit HourOut-of-State Tuition & Fees
2011$8,343$15,530$361$669
2012$8,823$16,094$382$691
2013$9,209$16,577$405$716
2014$9,451$17,001$420$735
2015$9,775$17,275$432$745
2016$10,016$17,593$445$765
2017$10,401$18,059$461$777
2018$10,711$18,490$471$800
2019$10,949$18,672$484$817
2020$11,114$19,134$497$835
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