Alvernia University Graduate Schools

Alvernia University (referred to as Alvernia) is a Private, 4 years school located in Reading, PA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (medium programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Alvernia University is $16,130 in average. The school has 515 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 2,560 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Alvernia University (referred to as Alvernia) is a Private, 4 years school located in Reading, PA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (medium programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (7/1/1967 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Alvernia Directory Information
School NameAlvernia University (Alvernia)
Address400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, PA 19607-1799
Phone610-796-8200
Webhttps://www.alvernia.edu
Online Applicationhttps://admissions.alvernia.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.alvernia.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Alvernia University is $16,130 in average. The school has 515 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 2,560 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 64 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 8 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$16,130
Student Population515
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs64 graduate programs
(8 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Alvernia University is $16,130 in average for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $870.
Alvernia University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Alvernia University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)8 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Alvernia University is $16,130. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.96% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2017-2018$13,590$272
2018-2019$14,130$283
2019-2020$14,670$293
2020-2021$15,210$456
2021-2022$15,660$470
The graduate school tuition & fees of Alvernia is relatively inexpensive compared to private graduate schools in Pennsylvania. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Pennsylvania graduate tuition is $27,247 (public) / $20,510 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Alvernia University$16,130
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Pennsylvania Graduate Schools$20,000$22,141
Public$20,058$27,247
Private$20,510
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $17,280 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Alvernia University. On-campus living costs are increased by 2.53% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $8,700. Off-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$11,690$2,500$5,100$3,600
2018-2019$12,340$2,500$5,100$3,600
2019-2020$12,800$2,500$5,100$3,600
2020-2021$13,280$2,500$5,100$3,600
2021-2022$13,680$2,500$5,100$3,600
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $870 at Alvernia University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.96% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$755
2018-2019$785
2019-2020$815
2020-2021$845
2021-2022$870

Graduate Programs at Alvernia

Alvernia University offers 16 graduate programs for Master's and Doctorate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 261 students have completed their study at Alvernia University.
Offered Degrees at Alvernia University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree132212
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship1012
Doctor's degree - other2137
Total163261
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Alvernia University by award level.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Occupational Therapy/Therapist program with 90 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Physical Therapy/Therapist program with 33 completers.
Alvernia University offers 16 programs through Master's and Doctorate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 261 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 212 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 37 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 19 completers-
Education8-
Educational Leadership and Administration5-
Special Education and Teaching4-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor2-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 2 completers-
Sustainability Studies2-
Human Services [+] 11 completers-
Social Work11-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 99 completers-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor5-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist90-
2-
Nursing Administration2-
Business [+] 81 completers-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management57-
Organizational Leadership24-
Total212
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Business [+] 12 completers-
Organizational Behavior Studies12-
Total12
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 37 completers-
Physical Therapy/Therapist33-
Nursing Practice4-
Total37

Graduate Student Population at Alvernia

For academic year 2021-2022, total 515 students enrolled into Alvernia University graduate schools where it has total 2,560 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 257 full-time and 258 part-time graduate students. By gender, 152 male and 363 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total515152363
Full-time25775182
Part-tme25877181
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 348 White (67.57%), 62 Black/African American (12.04%), 46 Hispanic (8.93%), 9 Asian (1.75%), and 50 students with other races. 9 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total515152363
American Indian/Native American000
Asian945
Black/African American622240
Hispanic461234
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
White34896252
Two More817
Un-Known311417
Non-resident Alien936
Alvernia University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 145 graduate students (28.16% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 142 graduate students (27.57% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total515
Enrolled Online Exclusively145
Enrolled Some Online Courses142
Not in Online Courses228
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Alvernia University. 135 students are aged 20 to 24 (26.21% of total students), 57 students are aged above 50 (11.07%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Alvernia University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total515152363
Age 20-21202
Age 22-241334192
Age 25-291223686
Age 30-34641945
Age 35-39421230
Age 40-49952768
Age 50-64551738
Over 64202

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