Northern Arizona University Graduate School

Northern Arizona University (referred to as NAU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Flagstaff, AZ.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of NAU is $11,946 for Arizona residents and $21,690 for out-of-state students. The school has 4,882 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 28,086 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Northern Arizona University (referred to as NAU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Flagstaff, AZ.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1930 - Current[Estimated Date]).
NAU Directory Information
School NameNorthern Arizona University (NAU)
Address1900 S Knoles Dr, Babbitt Administrative Center, Room 200, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4092
Phone928-523-9011
Webhttps://nau.edu
Online Applicationhttps://nau.edu/admissions/how-to-apply
Financial Infohttps://nau.edu/office-of-scholarships-and-financial-aid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of NAU is $11,946 for Arizona residents and $21,690 for out-of-state students. The school has 4,882 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 28,086 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 279 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 41 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$21,690
$11,946 for Arizona Residents
Student Population4,882
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs279 graduate programs
(41 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio20 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at NAU is $11,946 for Arizona residents and $21,690 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $565 for Arizona residents and $1,552 for out-of-state students.
NAU offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Arizona Residents$11,946
Out-of-State$21,690
Tuition per Credit Hour
Arizona Residents$565
Out-of-State$1,552
NAU 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 are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)41 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Northern Arizona University is $11,946 for Arizona residents and $21,690 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 7.78% 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
Arizona ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$9,795$798$19,217$753
2019-2020$10,305$816$19,522$774
2020-2021$10,309$857$18,630$859
2021-2022$10,724$831$19,266$859
2022-2023$11,103$843$20,817$873
The graduate school tuition & fees of NAU is average compared to public graduate schools in Arizona. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Arizona graduate tuition is $24,234 (public) / $21,069 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Northern Arizona University$11,946$21,690
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Arizona Graduate Schools$15,492$19,425
Public$14,156$24,234
Private$21,069
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $16,028 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at NAU.
On-campus living costs are decreased by -0.19% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $21,548. Off-campus living costs are increased by 37.83% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$10,282$4,420$10,334$4,640
2019-2020$10,534$4,720$10,646$4,720
2020-2021$11,106$4,720$10,646$4,720
2021-2022$11,338$4,720$10,914$4,720
2022-2023$11,728$4,300$17,248$4,300
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $565 for Arizona residents and $1,552 for other students at Northern Arizona University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.47% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Arizona ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$486$1,271
2019-2020$520$1,360
2020-2021$520$1,428
2021-2022$546$1,500
2022-2023$565$1,552

Graduate Programs at NAU

Northern Arizona University offers 136 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, 1,733 students have completed their study at Northern Arizona University.
Offered Degrees at Northern Arizona University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree74141,370
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship16083
Doctor's degree - other41145
Post Bachelor's Degree4115130
Post Master's Degree115
Total136311,733
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Northern Arizona University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the College/Postsecondary/University Teaching program with 22 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Information Technology program with 150 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Physical Therapy/Therapist program with 98 completers.
Northern Arizona University offers 136 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,733 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,370 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 145 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 130 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 5 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 14 completers-
Environmental Science8-
Forestry1-
Forest Sciences and Biology5-
Architecture [+] --
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology--
Communication and Journalism [+] 7 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (2 completers) 183 completers-
Information Technology150-
Informatics12-
Computer Science21-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--
Education [+] (7 completers) 520 completers-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education44$49,500
Educational Leadership and Administration105$48,600
Community College Education73-
International School Administration/Leadership10-
Educational/Instructional Technology26-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education10-
Special Education and Teaching50-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs4-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services63$42,700
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services9-
Elementary Education and Teaching56-
Secondary Education and Teaching2-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching29-
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods5-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education2-
Mathematics Teacher Education10-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--
Spanish Language Teacher Education7-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)8-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor7-
Engineering [+] 21 completers-
Civil Engineering3-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics1-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering3-
Mechanical Engineering9-
Electrical and Computer Engineering5-
English Language and Literature [+] (1 completers) 44 completers$46,400
Creative Writing15-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing10-
Rhetoric and Composition7-
General Literature12-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 16 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences16-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 8 completers-
Mathematics3-
Statistics5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 23 completers-
Sustainability Studies7-
Climate Science16-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) 10 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies10-
Physical Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Planetary Astronomy and Science6-
Chemistry3-
Geology/Earth Science9-
Materials Science--
Psychology [+] 28 completers-
Psychology8-
School Psychology20-
Human Services [+] 70 completers-
Public Administration11-
Social Work59-
Social Sciences [+] 33 completers-
Anthropology8$44,900
Criminology5-
Geography--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography7-
Political Science and Government2-
Applied/Public Sociology11-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 5 completers-
Music5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (3 completers) 246 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist57-
Physician Assistant41-
Athletic Training/Trainer32-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor37-
Public Health15-
Behavioral Aspects of Health--
Dietetics/Dietitian12-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse13$94,100
Nursing Administration--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing39-
Business [+] 118 completers-
Business Administration and Management35$61,100
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management1-
Organizational Leadership80-
International Business/Trade/Commerce2-
History [+] 6 completers-
History6-
Total1,370
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 7 completers-
Forest Sciences and Biology7-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Informatics2-
Education [+] 35 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction8-
Community College Education12-
Superintendency and Educational System Administration15-
Engineering [+] 7 completers-
Civil Engineering--
Mechanical Engineering--
Biological/Biosystems Engineering7-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 6 completers-
Linguistics6-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences10-
Physical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Planetary Astronomy and Science8-
Materials Science1-
Psychology [+] 2 completers-
Educational Psychology2-
Social Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Political Science and Government1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Behavioral Aspects of Health2-
Total83
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology [+] --
Clinical Psychology--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 145 completers-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist46-
Physical Therapy/Therapist98-
Nursing Practice1-
Total145
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] --
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology--
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) --
Informatics--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--
Education [+] 16 completers-
Superintendency and Educational System Administration15-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--
Mathematics Teacher Education1-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--
English Language and Literature [+] (1 completers) 4 completers-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing2-
Rhetoric and Composition2-
Human Services [+] 1 completers-
Public Administration1-
Social Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (3 completers) 2 completers-
Public Health2-
Behavioral Aspects of Health--
Nursing Administration--
Business [+] --
Business Administration and Management--
Total130
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing5-
Total5

Graduate Student Population at NAU

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 4,882 students enrolled into Northern Arizona University graduate schools where it has total 28,086 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,724 full-time and 2,158 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,724 male and 3,158 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
Total4,8821,7243,158
Full-time2,7241,0091,715
Part-tme2,1587151,443
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,433 White (49.84%), 165 Black/African American (3.38%), 866 Hispanic (17.74%), 112 Asian (2.29%), and 1,306 students with other races. 499 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,8821,7243,158
American Indian/Native American16730137
Asian1123379
Black/African American16564101
Hispanic866221645
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander734
White2,4336981,735
Two More16434130
Un-Known469331138
Non-resident Alien499310189
Northern Arizona University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,157 graduate students (44.18% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 650 graduate students (13.31% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total4,882
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,157
Enrolled Some Online Courses650
Not in Online Courses2,075
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Northern Arizona University. 1,273 students are aged 20 to 24 (26.08% of total students), 2 students are aged below 20 (0.04%), 319 students are aged above 50 (6.53%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Northern Arizona University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,8821,7243,158
Age 18-19202
Age 20-211153976
Age 22-241,158391767
Age 25-291,233430803
Age 30-34779288491
Age 35-39548210338
Age 40-49728263465
Age 50-6429995204
Over 6420812

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