American University Graduate Schools

American University (referred to as American) is a Private, 4 years school located in Washington, DC. It is classified as Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at American University is $31,113 in average. The school has 6,024 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,311 including undergraduate students.

American University Graduate School Overview

American University (referred to as American) is a Private, 4 years school located in Washington, DC. It is classified as Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
American University is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (1/1/1928 - Current).
American UniversityDirectory Information
School NameAmerican University (referred to as 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 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at American University is $31,113 in average. The school has 6,024 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,311 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 114 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 9 programs are available online classes.
American Graduate School 2020 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$31,113
Student Population6,024
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs114 graduate programs
(9 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio12 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at American University is $31,113 in average for academic year 2019-2020. The tuition per credit hour is $1,861. American University offers the alternative tuition plansprepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan, including prepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan.
American 2020 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Tuition$30,351
Required Fees$762
Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition$1,861
American 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 American University campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services at American
Distance Learning (Online Classes)9 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

American University 2020 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the graduate school tuition & fees of American University is $31,113. The graduate tuition & fees are decreased by -1.06% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & fees at American University
TuitionFees
2015-2016$27,468$430
2016-2017$28,422$690
2017-2018$29,556$690
2018-2019$30,744$702
2019-2020$30,351$762
For academic year 2019-2020, the living costs are $17,005 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at American University. On-campus living costs are decreased by -0.02% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $17,005. Off-campus living costs are decreased by -0.02% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Living Costs at American University
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2015-2016$15,502$1,181$15,502$1,181
2016-2017$15,698$921$15,698$921
2017-2018$15,898$921$15,898$921
2018-2019$16,100$909$16,100$909
2019-2020$16,096$909$16,096$909
For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $1,861 at American University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 8.96% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour American University
Tuition
2015-2016$1,526
2016-2017$1,579
2017-2018$1,642
2018-2019$1,708
2019-2020$1,861
The law school tuition at American University is $57,836 for academic year 2019-2020. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at American University.
2019-2020 Law School/Medical School Tuition at American University
TuitionFees
Law$56,684$1,152

Graduate Programs at American

American University offers 121 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,094 students have completed their study at American University.
Offered Degrees at American University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree70161,620
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship12149
Doctor's degree - other10370
Post Bachelor's Degree38455
Total121212,094

American University offers 121 programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,094 students have completed their studies.
  • 1,620 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 370 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 55 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 [+] 16 completers$53,000
Environmental Studies9-
Environmental Science7-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 5 completers-
African Studies0-
Latin American Studies5-
Communication and Journalism [+] (2 completers) 156 completers$64,400
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0$64,400
Mass Communication/Media Studies98-
Communication and Media Studies (other)0-
Journalism25-
Political Communication16-
International and Intercultural Communication13-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (other)4-
Communications Technologies [+] 20 completers-
0-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician20-
Education [+] (6 completers) 78 completers-
Education0-
Educational Leadership and Administration18-
Learning Sciences0-
International and Comparative Education15$55,900
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities17-
Elementary Education and Teaching4-
Secondary Education and Teaching9-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels1-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching5-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor9-
Work and Family Studies [+] (2 completers) 36 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies36-
Legal Studies [+] (2 completers) 113 completers-
Law0-
Advanced Legal Research/Studies0$58,900
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence15-
International Law and Legal Studies84-
Intellectual Property Law7-
Legal Professions and Studies (other)7-
English Language And Literature [+] 22 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
Creative Writing13-
General Literature9-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences8-
Biostatistics1-
Biotechnology4-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 9 completers-
Mathematics2-
Statistics7-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 41 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution40$52,500
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 27 completers$41,900
Philosophy4$41,900
Ethics23-
Physical Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry3-
Psychology [+] 23 completers-
Psychology23-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 48 completers$54,000
0$54,000
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies12-
Homeland Security36-
Human Services [+] (2 completers) 202 completers-
0-
Public Administration163$69,600
Public Policy Analysis39$57,200
Social Sciences [+] (4 completers) 418 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology17-
Economics39$68,000
Development Economics and International Development7-
International Economics6-
International Relations and Affairs332$57,500
Political Science and Government13-
Sociology4-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 85 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Game and Interactive Media Design6-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies18$36,100
Cinematography and Film/Video Production33-
Art/Art Studies0$27,500
Fine/Studio Arts7-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation7-
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management14$44,500
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 10 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0-
Public Health Education and Promotion10-
Business [+] (8 completers) 275 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management117$89,900
Project Management0-
Accounting35$65,300
Finance24-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration0-
Management Science57-
Business Statistics0-
Marketing/Marketing Management19-
Real Estate9-
Taxation14$90,600
History [+] 19 completers-
History19-
Total1,620
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 4 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies4-
Education [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
Education0-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Legal Studies [+] 3 completers-
Law0-
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence3-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Neuroscience5-
Psychology [+] 5 completers-
Psychology0-
Clinical Psychology5-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 3 completers-
0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies3-
Human Services [+] 5 completers-
0-
Public Administration5-
Social Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology6-
Economics12-
International Relations and Affairs3-
Political Science and Government2-
History [+] 1 completers-
History1-
Total49
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies 0 completers-
Total370
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 1 completers-
Environmental Science1-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 1 completers-
African Studies0-
Latin American Studies0-
Women's Studies1-
Communications Technologies [+] 1 completers-
0-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician1-
Education [+] (2 completers) 1 completers-
Education0-
Learning Sciences0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 5 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Language Interpretation and Translation5-
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies1-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Biostatistics0-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 9 completers-
Mathematics0-
Statistics1-
Mathematics and Statistics (other)8-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 4 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] (2 completers) 1 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management1-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 0 completers-
Philosophy0-
Applied and Professional Ethics0-
Human Services [+] 4 completers-
0-
Public Administration0-
Public Policy Analysis0-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)4-
Social Sciences [+] (2 completers) 7 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology0-
Medical Anthropology1-
Development Economics and International Development0-
International Economics3-
Economics (other)2-
International Relations and Affairs1-
Political Science and Government (other)0-
Sociology0-
Social Sciences (other)0-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 2 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Game and Interactive Media Design0-
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies0-
Business [+] 18 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management0-
Project Management0-
Accounting11-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies1-
International Business/Trade/Commerce3-
Management Science0-
Real Estate1-
Taxation2-
Total55

Graduate Student Population at American

For academic year 2019-2020, total 6,024 students enrolled into American University graduate schools where it has total 14,311 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 3,483 full-time and 2,541 part-time students. By gender, 2,291 male and 3,733 female students are attending American University graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status for American University.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
American University
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,0242,2913,733
Full-time3,4831,2862,197
Part-tme2,5411,0051,536
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at American University.
There are 2,604 White (43.23%), 747 Black/African American (12.40%), 702 Hispanic (11.65%), 328 Asian (5.44%), and 1,643 students with other races. 764 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at American University
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,0242,2913,733
American Indian/Native American1459
Asian328110218
Black/African American747259488
Hispanic702271431
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander624
White2,6041,0761,528
Two More20073127
Un-Known659223436
Non-resident Alien764272492
American University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 476 graduate students (7.90% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 240 graduate students (3.98% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for American University.
Distance Learning Student Population at American University
Number of Students
Total6,024
Enrolled Online Exclusively476
Enrolled Some Online Courses240
Not in Online Courses5,308
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at American University. 1,784 students are aged 20 to 24 (29.61% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.02%), 147 students are aged above 50 (2.44%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at American University.
Graduate Student Population By Age at American University
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,0242,2913,733
Age 18-19101
Age 20-21541242
Age 22-241,7305511,179
Age 25-292,3818851,496
Age 30-34970431539
Age 35-39415204211
Age 40-49326153173
Age 50-641405090
Over 64752

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