CUNY Graduate School and University Center Graduate Schools

CUNY Graduate School and University Center (referred to as CUNY Graduate Center) is a Public, 4 years school located in New York, NY. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) 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 CUNY Graduate School and University Center is $10,410 for New York residents and $23,640 for out-of-state students. The school has 6,327 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,300 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

CUNY Graduate School and University Center (referred to as CUNY Graduate Center) is a Public, 4 years school located in New York, NY. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) 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 (7/1/1961 - Current[Estimated Date]).
CUNY Graduate Center Directory Information
School NameCUNY Graduate School and University Center (CUNY Graduate Center)
Address365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10016
Phone212-817-7000
Webhttps://www.gc.cuny.edu
Online Applicationhttps://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=cunygc
Financial Infohttps://www.gc.cuny.edu/Prospective-Current-Students/New-Current-Students/Financial-Assistance
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at CUNY Graduate School and University Center is $10,410 for New York residents and $23,640 for out-of-state students. The school has 6,327 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,300 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 333 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 20 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$23,640
$10,410 for New York Residents
Student Population6,327
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs333 graduate programs
(20 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio10 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at CUNY Graduate School and University Center is $10,410 for New York residents and $23,640 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $560 for New York residents and $965 for out-of-state students.
CUNY Graduate School and University Center offers the alternative tuition plansprepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan, including prepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan.
CUNY Graduate School and University Center 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, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)20 Online Programs Available
Special learning OpportunitiesNo Special Learning Available or Reported
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of CUNY Graduate School and University Center is $10,410 for New York residents and $23,640 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same 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
New York ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$9,350$480$21,720$480
2018-2019$9,640$480$22,440$480
2019-2020$9,930$480$23,160$480
2020-2021$9,930$480$23,160$480
2021-2022$9,930$480$23,160$480
The graduate school tuition & fees of CUNY Graduate Center is average compared to public graduate schools in New York. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the New York graduate tuition is $23,180 (public) / $24,827 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
CUNY Graduate School and University Center$10,410$23,640
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
New York Graduate Schools$21,026$24,911
Public$12,295$23,180
Private$24,827
For academic year 2021-2022, the off-campus living costs are $22,951.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018--
2018-2019--
2019-2020--
2020-2021--
2021-2022$17,188$5,763
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $560 for New York residents and $965 for other students at CUNY Graduate School and University Center. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
New York ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$530$905
2018-2019$545$935
2019-2020$560$965
2020-2021$560$965
2021-2022$560$965

Graduate Programs at CUNY Graduate Center

CUNY Graduate School and University Center offers 160 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, 1,591 students have completed their study at CUNY Graduate School and University Center.
Offered Degrees at CUNY Graduate School and University Center
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree753954
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship510421
Doctor's degree - other3014
Post Bachelor's Degree293202
Post Master's Degree200
Total16061,591
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at CUNY Graduate School and University Center by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Business Administration and Management program with 31 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Public Health program with 131 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the English Language and Literature program with 35 completers.
CUNY Graduate School and University Center offers 160 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,591 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 954 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 14 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 202 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] (1 completers) 66 completers-
Near and Middle Eastern Studies12-
Women's Studies7-
Disability Studies47-
Communication and Journalism [+] 98 completers-
Journalism0$44,900
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia98-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 64 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences58-
Computer Science6-
Education [+] 10 completers-
Urban Education and Leadership10-
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0-
Chemical Engineering0-
Civil Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Mechanical Engineering0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 32 completers-
Linguistics13-
Comparative Literature7-
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics0-
French Language and Literature1-
Spanish Language and Literature7-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4-
English Language and Literature [+] 17 completers-
English Language and Literature17-
Literature (other)0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 79 completers$53,400
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies79$53,400
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 27 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences13-
Biomedical Sciences0-
Biochemistry14-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 11 completers-
Mathematics7-
Statistics4-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 16 completers-
Biopsychology0-
Museology/Museum Studies0-
International/Global Studies2-
Computational Science14-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 10 completers-
Philosophy10-
Physical Sciences [+] 33 completers-
Chemistry13-
Geology/Earth Science12-
Physics8-
Materials Chemistry0-
Psychology [+] 74 completers-
Psychology44-
Developmental and Child Psychology1-
Experimental Psychology7-
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology5-
Social Psychology3-
Clinical Psychology3-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0-
Educational Psychology2-
Environmental Psychology4-
Forensic Psychology5-
Psychology (other)0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 1 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1-
Human Services [+] 35 completers-
Social Work4-
Youth Services/Administration31-
Social Sciences [+] 82 completers-
Anthropology24-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics15-
Political Science and Government12-
Sociology6-
Urban Studies/Affairs25-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 37 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts4-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology14-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation11-
Music8-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 156 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist5-
Public Health131-
Public Health Education and Promotion0-
International Public Health/International Health0-
Public Health (other)13-
Medical Informatics0-
5-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1-
Nursing Administration1-
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing0-
Business [+] 94 completers-
Business/Commerce8-
Business Administration and Management70$77,600
Research and Development Management0-
Labor Studies16-
History [+] 12 completers-
History12-
Total954
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Computer Science6-
Education [+] 16 completers-
Urban Education and Leadership16-
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0-
Chemical Engineering0-
Civil Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Mechanical Engineering0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 34 completers-
Linguistics10-
Comparative Literature6-
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics0-
French Language and Literature3-
Spanish Language and Literature14-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1-
English Language and Literature [+] 35 completers$61,200
English Language and Literature35$61,200
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 40 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences26-
Biomedical Sciences0-
Biochemistry14-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 15 completers-
Mathematics15-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Biopsychology0-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 18 completers-
Philosophy18-
Physical Sciences [+] 39 completers-
Chemistry10-
Geology/Earth Science13-
Physics16-
Psychology [+] 63 completers-
Psychology27-
Developmental and Child Psychology0-
Experimental Psychology1-
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology9-
Social Psychology0-
Clinical Psychology11$66,200
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0-
Educational Psychology8-
Environmental Psychology0-
Forensic Psychology6-
Psychology (other)1-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 9 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration9-
Human Services [+] 9 completers-
Social Work9-
Social Sciences [+] 45 completers-
Anthropology13-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics15-
Political Science and Government6-
Sociology11-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 39 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts3-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation9-
Music14-
Music Performance13-
Music Theory and Composition0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 37 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist5-
Public Health27-
Nursing Science5-
Business [+] 7 completers-
Business/Commerce7-
History [+] 9 completers-
History9-
Total421
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist14-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist0-
Physical Therapy/Therapist0-
Total14
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] (1 completers) 24 completers-
American/United States Studies/Civilization0-
African-American/Black Studies10-
Women's Studies5-
Disability Studies6-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)3-
Communication and Journalism [+] 0 completers-
Journalism0-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 24 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (other)24-
Education [+] 0 completers-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching0-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Reading Teacher Education0-
Drama and Dance Teacher Education0-
Education (other)0-
Legal Studies [+] (1 completers) 18 completers-
Legal Professions and Studies (other)18-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 5 completers-
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1-
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis4-
Human Services [+] 19 completers-
Public Administration19-
Social Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Demography and Population Studies1-
Urban Studies/Affairs5-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 2 completers-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 38 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management10-
Public Health28-
Health Services Administration0-
Nursing Administration0-
Business [+] 66 completers-
Business Administration and Management31-
Research and Development Management0-
Project Management23-
Organizational Leadership0-
Labor and Industrial Relations0-
Labor Studies12-
Total202
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
Public Administration0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
0-
Total0

Graduate Student Population at CUNY Graduate Center

For academic year 2021-2022, total 6,327 students enrolled into CUNY Graduate School and University Center graduate schools where it has total 9,300 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 3,577 full-time and 2,750 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,328 male and 3,999 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
Total6,3272,3283,999
Full-time3,5771,4812,096
Part-tme2,7508471,903
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,717 White (42.94%), 887 Black/African American (14.02%), 987 Hispanic (15.60%), 623 Asian (9.85%), and 1,113 students with other races. 966 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,3272,3283,999
American Indian/Native American808
Asian623239384
Black/African American887209678
Hispanic987311676
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander844
White2,7171,0631,654
Two More1314982
Un-Known000
Non-resident Alien966453513
CUNY Graduate School and University Center offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 6,292 graduate students (99.45% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 31 graduate students (0.49% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total6,327
Enrolled Online Exclusively6,292
Enrolled Some Online Courses31
Not in Online Courses4
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at CUNY Graduate School and University Center. 577 students are aged 20 to 24 (9.12% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.02%), 527 students are aged above 50 (8.33%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at CUNY Graduate School and University Center.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,3272,3283,999
Age 18-19101
Age 20-2113211
Age 22-24564188376
Age 25-291,8096291,180
Age 30-341,606633973
Age 35-39924370554
Age 40-49883332551
Age 50-64465149316
Over 64622537

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