Aurora University Graduate Schools

Aurora University (referred to as Aurora) is a Private, 4 years school located in Aurora, IL. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Aurora University is $14,100 in average. The school has 2,051 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,165 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Aurora University (referred to as Aurora) is a Private, 4 years school located in Aurora, IL. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1938 - Current).
Aurora Directory Information
School NameAurora University (Aurora)
Address347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, IL 60506-4892
Phone630-892-6431
Webhttps://aurora.edu
Online Applicationhttps://aurora.edu/admission/apply
Financial Infohttps://aurora.edu/admission/financialaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Aurora University is $14,100 in average. The school has 2,051 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,165 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 73 graduate programs through Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 3 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$14,100
Student Population2,051
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs73 graduate programs
(3 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio20 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Aurora University is $14,100 in average for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $600.
Aurora University offers the alternative tuition plansprepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan, including prepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan.
Aurora 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)3 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 Aurora University is $14,100. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 6.82% 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$10,800-
2018-2019$12,600-
2019-2020$12,600-
2020-2021$13,200-
2021-2022$14,100-
The graduate school tuition & fees of Aurora is relatively inexpensive compared to private graduate schools in Illinois. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the Illinois graduate tuition is $18,541 (public) / $20,078 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Aurora University$14,100
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Illinois Graduate Schools$18,762$19,321
Public$11,929$18,541
Private$20,078
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $13,938 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Aurora University. On-campus living costs are increased by 1.66% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $7,200. 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$9,636$2,872$3,858$3,520
2018-2019$9,862$2,872$3,858$3,520
2019-2020$9,866$2,872$3,858$3,520
2020-2021$10,474$3,024$3,960$3,240
2021-2022$10,698$3,024$3,960$3,240
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $600 at Aurora University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$600
2018-2019$600
2019-2020$600
2020-2021$600
2021-2022$600

Graduate Programs at Aurora

Aurora University offers 23 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, 1,000 students have completed their study at Aurora University.
Offered Degrees at Aurora University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree192903
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship3039
Post Master's Degree1058
Total2321,000
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Aurora University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Social Work program with 58 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 478 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 26 completers.
Aurora University offers 23 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,000 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 903 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 58 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 176 completers-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education0$51,400
Curriculum and Instruction9-
Educational Leadership and Administration78$63,600
Educational/Instructional Technology29$49,600
Special Education and Teaching42-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Secondary Education and Teaching18-
Reading Teacher Education0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 11 completers-
Mathematics11-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 21 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science21-
Psychology [+] 27 completers-
Applied Behavior Analysis27-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 8 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration8-
Homeland Security0-
Human Services [+] 507 completers-
Public Administration29-
Social Work478$41,300
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0-
Business [+] 153 completers-
Business Administration and Management125$62,800
Accounting17-
Digital Marketing11-
Total903
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 30 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction4-
Educational Leadership and Administration26-
Human Services [+] 9 completers-
Social Work9-
Total39
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Human Services [+] 58 completers-
Social Work58-
Total58

Graduate Student Population at Aurora

For academic year 2021-2022, total 2,051 students enrolled into Aurora University graduate schools where it has total 6,165 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 943 full-time and 1,108 part-time graduate students. By gender, 424 male and 1,627 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
Total2,0514241,627
Full-time943176767
Part-tme1,108248860
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,298 White (63.29%), 218 Black/African American (10.63%), 340 Hispanic (16.58%), 42 Asian (2.05%), and 153 students with other races. 5 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,0514241,627
American Indian/Native American110
Asian421428
Black/African American21828190
Hispanic34070270
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander211
White1,2982711,027
Two More481236
Un-Known972473
Non-resident Alien532
Aurora University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,212 graduate students (59.09% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 237 graduate students (11.56% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total2,051
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,212
Enrolled Some Online Courses237
Not in Online Courses602
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Aurora University. 429 students are aged 20 to 24 (20.92% of total students), 167 students are aged above 50 (8.14%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Aurora University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,0514241,627
Age 20-2116214
Age 22-2441393320
Age 25-2954993456
Age 30-3433175256
Age 35-3923150181
Age 40-4934480264
Age 50-6416131130
Over 64606

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