Graduate Programs at Top National Universities

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Graduate Programs Comparison at 100 Top National Universities

Next table lists the 100 best Graduate Programs at Top National Universities out of 406 Graduate Programs at Top National Universities. The average graduate tuition & fees of the schools is $37,132 for academic year 2020-2021. The average graduate student population is 8,030 and the schools offer 164 major programs (programs for master and doctorate) in average.
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Graduate Programs at Top National Universities Comparison
Rank*NameGraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate StudentsNumber of Graduate ProgramsNumber of Online Graduate ProgramsStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Stanford UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsStanford, CA $49,617 10,294 158 programs 11 programs 5 to 1
2 Harvard UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsCambridge, MA $49,214 21,616 274 programs - 7 to 1
3 Princeton UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsPrinceton, NJ $53,770 2,946 86 programs - 5 to 1
4 Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPrivate, 4 yearsCambridge, MA $57,059 6,972 78 programs - 3 to 1
5 Columbia University in the City of New YorkPrivate, 4 yearsNew York, NY $49,968 22,861 375 programs 18 programs 6 to 1
6 Yale UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsNew Haven, CT $43,300 7,469 217 programs - 6 to 1
7 California Institute of TechnologyPrivate, 4 yearsPasadena, CA $54,537 1,285 64 programs - 3 to 1
8 University of ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $61,548 10,370 154 programs - 5 to 1
9 University of PennsylvaniaPrivate, 4 yearsPhiladelphia, PA $40,182 14,009 255 programs 4 programs 6 to 1
10 Brown UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsProvidence, RI $58,180 3,214 169 programs - 6 to 1
11 Northwestern UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsEvanston, IL $56,567 13,485 248 programs 5 programs 6 to 1
12 Dartmouth CollegePrivate, 4 yearsHanover, NH $55,947 2,154 44 programs - 7 to 1
13 Duke UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsDurham, NC $56,888 9,924 168 programs 1 programs 6 to 1
14 Cornell UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsIthaca, NY $29,585 8,418 226 programs 2 programs 9 to 1
15 Rice UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsHouston, TX $49,403 3,132 88 programs 1 programs 6 to 1
16 Vanderbilt UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsNashville, TN $46,297 5,963 166 programs 1 programs 7 to 1
17 University of California-Los AngelesPublic, 4 yearsLos Angeles, CA $28,055
($12,953 Residents)
12,960 213 programs 1 programs 18 to 1
18 University of California-BerkeleyPublic, 4 yearsBerkeley, CA $29,289
($14,187 Residents)
11,648 196 programs 3 programs 20 to 1
19 Georgetown UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWashington, DC $51,790 11,745 124 programs 8 programs 11 to 1
20 University of Southern CaliforniaPrivate, 4 yearsLos Angeles, CA $47,107 27,403 472 programs 75 programs 9 to 1
21 Johns Hopkins UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBaltimore, MD $57,556 20,088 281 programs 70 programs 7 to 1
22 Washington University in St LouisPrivate, 4 yearsSaint Louis, MO $54,750 8,101 180 programs 2 programs 7 to 1
23 University of Notre DamePrivate, 4 yearsNotre Dame, IN $55,380 3,990 97 programs 1 programs 10 to 1
24 Tufts UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMedford, MA $53,658 5,943 145 programs 9 programs 9 to 1
25 Carnegie Mellon UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsPittsburgh, PA $45,909 7,440 186 programs 10 programs 10 to 1
26 Emory UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsAtlanta, GA $43,642 7,372 132 programs - 9 to 1
27 New York UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsNew York, NY $35,562 25,114 441 programs 21 programs 9 to 1
28 Lehigh UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBethlehem, PA $27,130 1,802 106 programs 15 programs 9 to 1
29 University of Virginia-Main CampusPublic, 4 yearsCharlottesville, VA $30,720
($19,528 Residents)
7,862 139 programs 21 programs 15 to 1
30 University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPublic, 4 yearsChapel Hill, NC $30,248
($12,522 Residents)
10,894 154 programs 16 programs 13 to 1
31 University of Michigan-Ann ArborPublic, 4 yearsAnn Arbor, MI $48,532
($24,218 Residents)
16,398 351 programs 9 programs 11 to 1
32 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main CampusPublic, 4 yearsAtlanta, GA $31,164
($16,088 Residents)
16,674 86 programs 2 programs 18 to 1
33 Boston UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBoston, MA $55,502 16,142 271 programs 25 programs 10 to 1
34 Boston CollegePrivate, 4 yearsChestnut Hill, MA $30,700 4,793 105 programs - 13 to 1
35 Northeastern UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBoston, MA $25,085 7,718 100 programs - 14 to 1
36 Brigham Young University-ProvoPrivate, 4 yearsProvo, UT $6,880 3,058 127 programs - 20 to 1
37 Tulane University of LouisianaPrivate, 4 yearsNew Orleans, LA $56,958 4,726 146 programs 2 programs 8 to 1
38 University of California-San DiegoPublic, 4 yearsLa Jolla, CA $28,557
($13,455 Residents)
7,602 125 programs - 19 to 1
39 University of RochesterPrivate, 4 yearsRochester, NY $52,711 5,282 195 programs - 10 to 1
40 George Washington UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWashington, DC $31,824 15,626 337 programs 84 programs 13 to 1
41 University of California-Santa BarbaraPublic, 4 yearsSanta Barbara, CA $28,671
($13,569 Residents)
2,906 103 programs - 22 to 1
42 Yeshiva UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsNew York, NY $35,100 3,751 63 programs 4 programs 7 to 1
43 Stevens Institute of TechnologyPrivate, 4 yearsHoboken, NJ $37,990 3,498 102 programs 33 programs 11 to 1
44 University of California-IrvinePublic, 4 yearsIrvine, CA $28,451
($13,349 Residents)
6,296 160 programs 1 programs 18 to 1
45 Brandeis UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWaltham, MA $52,060 2,161 73 programs 7 programs 10 to 1
46 University of FloridaPublic, 4 yearsGainesville, FL $29,302
($12,737 Residents)
16,727 230 programs 51 programs 18 to 1
47 Villanova UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsVillanova, PA $20,606 4,113 96 programs 28 programs 11 to 1
48 University of California-DavisPublic, 4 yearsDavis, CA $28,700
($13,598 Residents)
7,449 184 programs - 20 to 1
49 University of Maryland-College ParkPublic, 4 yearsCollege Park, MD $30,885
($14,793 Residents)
10,438 267 programs 3 programs 18 to 1
50 Case Western Reserve UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsCleveland, OH $46,560 6,629 170 programs 7 programs 11 to 1
51 American UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWashington, DC $31,113 6,024 114 programs 9 programs 12 to 1
52 Rensselaer Polytechnic InstitutePrivate, 4 yearsTroy, NY $56,708 1,267 95 programs - 13 to 1
53 University of MiamiPrivate, 4 yearsCoral Gables, FL $38,908 6,214 152 programs 11 programs 12 to 1
54 University of Wisconsin-MadisonPublic, 4 yearsMadison, WI $25,506
($12,180 Residents)
11,758 281 programs 11 programs 17 to 1
55 University of Washington-Seattle CampusPublic, 4 yearsSeattle, WA $33,534
($19,293 Residents)
15,301 436 programs 10 programs 19 to 1
56 Santa Clara UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSanta Clara, CA $25,056 3,122 38 programs 2 programs 10 to 1
57 University of GeorgiaPublic, 4 yearsAthens, GA $27,476
($11,168 Residents)
9,041 242 programs 25 programs 17 to 1
58 College of William and MaryPublic, 4 yearsWilliamsburg, VA $34,229
($16,440 Residents)
2,440 33 programs 2 programs 11 to 1
59 Pepperdine UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMalibu, CA $35,020 4,334 36 programs 7 programs 14 to 1
60 University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPublic, 4 yearsChampaign, IL $31,490
($18,083 Residents)
15,787 239 programs 32 programs 20 to 1
61 Chapman UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsOrange, CA $35,201 2,327 39 programs - 13 to 1
62 Purdue University-Main CampusPublic, 4 yearsWest Lafayette, IN $28,794
($9,992 Residents)
10,739 201 programs 26 programs 13 to 1
63 Florida State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsTallahassee, FL $25,985
($11,553 Residents)
8,533 176 programs 14 programs 21 to 1
64 The University of Texas at AustinPublic, 4 yearsAustin, TX $22,966
($11,998 Residents)
11,028 211 programs - 18 to 1
65 Ohio State University-Main CampusPublic, 4 yearsColumbus, OH $36,009
($12,425 Residents)
14,350 219 programs 12 programs 19 to 1
66 University of TulsaPrivate, 4 yearsTulsa, OK $23,386 1,098 78 programs 5 programs 11 to 1
67 University of DelawarePublic, 4 yearsNewark, DE $34,956
($32,652 Residents)
4,164 122 programs 9 programs 15 to 1
68 University of California-Santa CruzPublic, 4 yearsSanta Cruz, CA $28,910
($13,808 Residents)
1,908 76 programs - 19 to 1
69 Illinois Institute of TechnologyPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $30,937 3,727 92 programs 16 programs 12 to 1
70 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsBlacksburg, VA $29,885
($15,972 Residents)
6,872 167 programs 20 programs 14 to 1
71 University of San DiegoPrivate, 4 yearsSan Diego, CA $27,762 3,218 46 programs 6 programs 14 to 1
72 North Carolina State University at RaleighPublic, 4 yearsRaleigh, NC $28,999
($11,673 Residents)
10,280 162 programs 38 programs 14 to 1
73 Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusPublic, 4 yearsUniversity Park, PA $38,728
($22,994 Residents)
6,447 240 programs - 14 to 1
74 Gallaudet UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWashington, DC $18,166 419 31 programs 4 programs 6 to 1
75 Loyola Marymount UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsLos Angeles, CA $18,903 3,138 54 programs 4 programs 10 to 1
76 Southern Methodist UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsDallas, TX $47,256 5,170 126 programs 21 programs 11 to 1
77 University of ConnecticutPublic, 4 yearsStorrs, CT $40,968
($19,056 Residents)
8,279 253 programs 30 programs 16 to 1
78 Fordham UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBronx, NY $35,289 6,870 130 programs 9 programs 15 to 1
79 Texas A & M University-College StationPublic, 4 yearsCollege Station, TX $22,196
($10,173 Residents)
14,936 244 programs 49 programs 20 to 1
80 Wake Forest UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC $39,200 3,176 57 programs 3 programs 10 to 1
81 Arizona State University-TempePublic, 4 yearsTempe, AZ $27,048
($12,608 Residents)
8,741 199 programs 8 programs 19 to 1
82 Syracuse UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSyracuse, NY $40,188 7,577 234 programs 13 programs 15 to 1
83 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh CampusPublic, 4 yearsPittsburgh, PA $40,848
($24,480 Residents)
9,343 277 programs 19 programs 14 to 1
84 The University of Texas at DallasPublic, 4 yearsRichardson, TX $27,796
($13,874 Residents)
8,883 92 programs 1 programs 25 to 1
85 The University of Tennessee-KnoxvillePublic, 4 yearsKnoxville, TN $31,568
($13,380 Residents)
6,079 183 programs 20 programs 17 to 1
86 Rutgers University-New BrunswickPublic, 4 yearsNew Brunswick, NJ $32,391
($19,983 Residents)
14,215 234 programs 23 programs 16 to 1
87 University of Central FloridaPublic, 4 yearsOrlando, FL $27,715
($8,872 Residents)
9,654 105 programs 28 programs 30 to 1
88 Colorado School of MinesPublic, 4 yearsGolden, CO $39,762
($19,062 Residents)
1,373 57 programs - 15 to 1
89 University of Massachusetts-LowellPublic, 4 yearsLowell, MA $26,940
($15,160 Residents)
4,238 118 programs 22 programs 17 to 1
90 Texas Christian UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsFort Worth, TX $30,828 1,473 78 programs 5 programs 13 to 1
91 Baylor UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWaco, TX $35,514 3,029 96 programs 3 programs 14 to 1
92 University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesPublic, 4 yearsMinneapolis, MN $28,845
($19,221 Residents)
16,297 345 programs 2 programs 17 to 1
93 Missouri University of Science and TechnologyPublic, 4 yearsRolla, MO $30,235
($11,138 Residents)
1,758 82 programs 46 programs 18 to 1
94 The New SchoolPrivate, 4 yearsNew York, NY $47,926 3,108 70 programs 3 programs 10 to 1
95 Michigan State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsEast Lansing, MI $37,056
($18,858 Residents)
10,928 250 programs 17 programs 16 to 1
96 University of Hawaii at ManoaPublic, 4 yearsHonolulu, HI $38,294
($16,814 Residents)
4,742 140 programs 7 programs 12 to 1
97 San Diego State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsSan Diego, CA $18,448
($8,944 Residents)
4,717 138 programs 8 programs 27 to 1
98 Florida International UniversityPublic, 4 yearsMiami, FL $23,587
($11,106 Residents)
9,124 165 programs 38 programs 26 to 1
99 University of DenverPrivate, 4 yearsDenver, CO $51,639 6,151 147 programs 17 programs 12 to 1
100 Harding UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSearcy, AR $13,892 1,147 32 programs 19 programs 16 to 1
Average$29,250 Residents
$37,132 Out-of-State
8,030 164 programs16 programs 13.10 to 1
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
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