Pennsylvania Western University Graduate School

Pennsylvania Western University (referred to as Pennsylvania Western) is a Public, 4 years school located in California, PA.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Pennsylvania Western is $12,448 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,735 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,374 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 12,778 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Pennsylvania Western University (referred to as Pennsylvania Western) is a Public, 4 years school located in California, PA.
Pennsylvania Western Directory Information
School NamePennsylvania Western University (Pennsylvania Western)
Address250 University Avenue, California, PA
Phone724-938-4000
Webhttps://www.pennwest.edu
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Pennsylvania Western is $12,448 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,735 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,374 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 12,778 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 254 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 102 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$16,735
$12,448 for Pennsylvania Residents
Student Population3,374
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs254 graduate programs
(102 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Pennsylvania Western is $12,448 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,735 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $516 for Pennsylvania residents and $702 for out-of-state students.
Pennsylvania Western offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Pennsylvania Residents$12,448
Out-of-State$16,735
Tuition per Credit Hour
Pennsylvania Residents$516
Out-of-State$702
Pennsylvania Western 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)102 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Pennsylvania Western University is $12,448 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,735 for other students.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Pennsylvania ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2022-2023$9,288$3,160$12,630$4,105
The graduate school tuition & fees of Pennsylvania Western is inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Pennsylvania. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Pennsylvania graduate tuition is $25,590 (public) / $20,439 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Pennsylvania Western University$12,448$16,735
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Pennsylvania Graduate Schools$19,660$21,495
Public$18,466$25,590
Private$20,439
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $16,910 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Pennsylvania Western. The off-campus living costs are $16,910.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2022-2023$11,800$5,110$11,800$5,110
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $516 for Pennsylvania residents and $702 for other students at Pennsylvania Western University.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Pennsylvania ResidentsOut-of-State
2022-2023$516$702

Graduate Programs at Pennsylvania Western

Pennsylvania Western University offers 97 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, 1,983 students have completed their study at Pennsylvania Western University.
Offered Degrees at Pennsylvania Western University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree37231,713
Doctor's degree - other5456
Post Bachelor's Degree4235145
Post Master's Degree13669
Total97681,983
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Pennsylvania Western University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 32 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Sport and Fitness Administration/Management program with 247 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 22 completers.
Pennsylvania Western University offers 97 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,983 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,713 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 56 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 145 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 69 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of Completers
Communication and Journalism [+] (2 completers) 20 completers
Mass Communication/Media Studies20
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (other)-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (2 completers) 13 completers
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration8
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance5
Education [+] (7 completers) 477 completers
Education72
Educational Leadership and Administration68
Special Education and Teaching122
Special Education and Teaching (other)2
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services89
Elementary Education and Teaching23
Secondary Education and Teaching25
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching15
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education12
Reading Teacher Education42
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] (1 completers) 38 completers
Arabic Language and Literature38
Legal Studies [+] (1 completers) 32 completers
Legal Professions and Studies (other)32
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 160 completers
Library and Information Science160
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] -
Biology/Biological Sciences-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] (1 completers) 7 completers
Computational and Applied Mathematics7
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 12 completers
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) 247 completers
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management247
Psychology [+] (1 completers) 37 completers
School Psychology20
Educational Psychology17
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 46 completers
Criminal Justice/Police Science46
Human Services [+] 204 completers
Social Work204
Social Sciences [+] 1 completers
Social Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts [+] (1 completers) 11 completers
Art/Art Studies5
Fine/Studio Arts6
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 265 completers
Communication Sciences and Disorders20
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist77
Athletic Training/Trainer4
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor20
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (other)30
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse114
Business [+] 143 completers
Business Administration and Management117
Accounting26
Total1,713
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of Completers
Education [+] (1 completers) 22 completers
Educational Leadership and Administration22
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 14 completers
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies14
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 20 completers
Health and Wellness10
Physical Therapy/Therapist-
Nursing Practice10
Total56
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of Completers
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) -
Mass Communication/Media Studies-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 1 completers
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance1
Education [+] (4 completers) 22 completers
Special Education and Teaching5
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education13
Reading Teacher Education4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] (1 completers) -
Arabic Language and Literature-
Legal Studies [+] (1 completers) 1 completers
Legal Professions and Studies (other)1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) -
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-
Psychology [+] (1 completers) 5 completers
School Psychology5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 1 completers
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 25 completers
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (other)25
Business [+] 4 completers
Business Administration and Management-
Accounting4
Total145
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of Completers
Education [+] (2 completers) 43 completers
Educational Leadership and Administration32
Special Education and Teaching7
Special Education and Teaching (other)4
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-
Library Science [+] 1 completers
Library and Information Science1
Psychology [+] 5 completers
School Psychology5
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] -
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-
Total69

Graduate Student Population at Pennsylvania Western

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 3,374 students enrolled into Pennsylvania Western University graduate schools where it has total 12,778 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,328 full-time and 2,046 part-time graduate students. By gender, 861 male and 2,513 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
Total3,3748612,513
Full-time1,3283041,024
Part-tme2,0465571,489
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,690 White (79.73%), 216 Black/African American (6.40%), 180 Hispanic (5.33%), 44 Asian (1.30%), and 244 students with other races. 45 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,3748612,513
American Indian/Native American734
Asian44737
Black/African American21681135
Hispanic18068112
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander303
White2,6906382,052
Two More632043
Un-Known1263096
Non-resident Alien451431
Pennsylvania Western University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,840 graduate students (84.17% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 212 graduate students (6.28% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,374
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,840
Enrolled Some Online Courses212
Not in Online Courses322
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Pennsylvania Western University. 876 students are aged 20 to 24 (25.96% of total students), 236 students are aged above 50 (6.99%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Pennsylvania Western University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,3748612,513
Age 20-2146541
Age 22-24830194636
Age 25-29811174637
Age 30-34540142398
Age 35-39406135271
Age 40-49505134371
Age 50-6421667149
Over 64201010

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