American University Graduate School

American University (referred to as American) is a Private, 4 years school located in Washington, DC.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of American is $39,126 in average. The school has 5,968 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 13,885 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

American University (referred to as American) is a Private, 4 years school located in Washington, DC.
The school is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (1/1/1928 - Current).
American Directory Information
School NameAmerican University (American)
Address4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016-8001
Phone202-885-1000
Webhttps://WWW.AMERICAN.EDU
Online Applicationhttps://www.american.edu/admissions/apply/index.cfm
Financial Infohttps://www.american.edu/financialaid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of American is $39,126 in average. The school has 5,968 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 13,885 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 201 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 15 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$39,126
Student Population5,968
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs201 graduate programs
(15 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at American is $39,126 in average for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $1,971.
American offers the alternative tuition plansprepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan, including prepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Tuition$38,139
Required Fees$987
Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition$1,971
American 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, academic/career services, employment services for students, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)15 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of American University is $39,126. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.74% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2018-2019$30,744$702
2019-2020$30,351$762
2020-2021$34,533$991
2021-2022$37,447$1,009
2022-2023$38,139$987
The graduate school tuition & fees of American is relatively expensive compared to private graduate schools in District of Columbia. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the District of Columbia graduate tuition is $18,608 (public) / $30,251 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
American University$39,126
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
District of Columbia Graduate Schools$23,494$25,875
Public$10,094$18,608
Private$30,251
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $17,014 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at American.
On-campus living costs are increased by 3.88% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $17,014. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.88% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$16,100$909$16,100$909
2019-2020$16,096$909$16,096$909
2020-2021$16,196$1,009$16,129$1,009
2021-2022$15,150$1,228$15,150$1,228
2022-2023$15,706$1,308$15,706$1,308
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $1,971 at American University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.55% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2018-2019$1,708
2019-2020$1,861
2020-2021$1,906
2021-2022$1,922
2022-2023$1,971
The law school tuition at American University is $60,994 for academic year 2022-2023.
The following table shows the tuition & fees for law school at American.
2022-2023 Law School/Medical School Tuition at American University
TuitionFees
Law$59,842$1,152

Graduate Programs at American

American University offers 125 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,412 students have completed their study at American University.
Offered Degrees at American University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree7281,917
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship13168
Doctor's degree - other10320
Post Bachelor's Degree395107
Total125142,412
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at American University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Management Science program with 27 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the International Relations and Affairs program with 349 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 320 completers.
American University offers 125 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,412 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,917 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 320 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 107 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 35 completers$53,000
Environmental Studies17-
Environmental Science18-
Communication and Journalism [+] 120 completers$64,400
Mass Communication/Media Studies65-
Journalism16-
Political Communication34-
International and Intercultural Communication--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (other)5-
Communications Technologies [+] 17 completers-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician17-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 56 completers-
Information Science/Studies51-
Computer Science5-
Education [+] (1 completers) 175 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration117-
Learning Sciences4-
International and Comparative Education6$55,900
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities10-
Elementary Education and Teaching18-
Secondary Education and Teaching9-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor9-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 42 completers-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies42-
Legal Studies [+] (1 completers) 128 completers-
Advanced Legal Research/Studies46$58,900
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence9-
International Law and Legal Studies58-
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law7-
Intellectual Property Law8-
Legal Professions and Studies (other)--
English Language and Literature [+] 13 completers-
Creative Writing11-
General Literature2-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences2-
Biostatistics1-
Biotechnology4-
Neuroscience5-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 6 completers-
Mathematics--
Applied Mathematics--
Statistics6-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 32 completers-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution32$52,500
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) 51 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management51-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 26 completers$41,900
Philosophy2$41,900
Ethics24-
Physical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Chemistry1-
Psychology [+] 19 completers-
Psychology19-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 80 completers$54,000
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies16-
Homeland Security64-
Human Services [+] 218 completers-
Public Administration155$69,600
Public Policy Analysis63$57,200
Social Sciences [+] 432 completers-
Anthropology10-
Economics31$68,000
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics4-
Development Economics and International Development7-
International Economics7-
International Relations and Affairs349$57,500
Political Science and Government19-
Sociology5-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 83 completers-
Game and Interactive Media Design3-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies20$36,100
Cinematography and Film/Video Production24-
Fine/Studio Arts9-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation10-
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management17$44,500
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 32 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management16-
Public Health Education and Promotion16-
Business [+] (3 completers) 309 completers-
Business Administration and Management75$89,900
Project Management8-
Accounting30$65,300
Finance26-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration34-
International Business/Trade/Commerce13-
Management Science93-
Marketing/Marketing Management20-
Real Estate2-
Taxation8$90,600
History [+] 30 completers-
History30-
Total1,917
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 1 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies1-
Education [+] (1 completers) 13 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration13-
Legal Studies [+] 5 completers-
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence5-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Neuroscience3-
Psychology [+] 5 completers-
Clinical Psychology5-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 2 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies2-
Human Services [+] 8 completers-
Public Administration8-
Social Sciences [+] 25 completers-
Anthropology5-
Economics13-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1-
International Relations and Affairs3-
Political Science and Government3-
History [+] 6 completers-
History6-
Total68
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 320 completers-
Law320-
Total320
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communications Technologies [+] --
Recording Arts Technology/Technician--
Education [+] 3 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration--
Learning Sciences--
International and Comparative Education3-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--
Work and Family Studies [+] --
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies--
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 2 completers-
Statistics2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1 completers-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) 2 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management2-
Human Services [+] 2 completers-
Public Administration1-
Public Policy Analysis1-
Social Sciences [+] 15 completers-
Anthropology--
Development Economics and International Development--
International Economics--
International Relations and Affairs15-
Sociology--
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 1 completers-
Game and Interactive Media Design--
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management1-
Business [+] 53 completers-
Business Administration and Management2-
Project Management7-
Accounting9-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration2-
International Business/Trade/Commerce1-
Management Science27-
Real Estate2-
Taxation3-
Total107

Graduate Student Population at American

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 5,968 students enrolled into American University graduate schools where it has total 13,885 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 3,240 full-time and 2,728 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,230 male and 3,738 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
Total5,9682,2303,738
Full-time3,2401,2102,030
Part-tme2,7281,0201,708
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,733 White (45.79%), 742 Black/African American (12.43%), 664 Hispanic (11.13%), 340 Asian (5.70%), and 1,489 students with other races. 655 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,9682,2303,738
American Indian/Native American1028
Asian340105235
Black/African American742216526
Hispanic664227437
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander642
White2,7331,0681,665
Two More20974135
Un-Known609223386
Non-resident Alien655311344
American University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,471 graduate students (24.65% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 673 graduate students (11.28% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total5,968
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,471
Enrolled Some Online Courses673
Not in Online Courses3,824

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