Santa Clara University Graduate Schools

Santa Clara University (referred to as SCU) is a Private, 4 years school located in Santa Clara, CA. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees at Santa Clara University is $24,798 in average. The school has 3,063 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,178 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Santa Clara University (referred to as SCU) is a Private, 4 years school located in Santa Clara, CA. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (2/28/1949 - Current).
SCU Directory Information
School NameSanta Clara University (SCU)
Address500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone408-554-4000
Webhttps://www.scu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.commonapp.org
Financial Infohttps://www.scu.edu/financialaid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees at Santa Clara University is $24,798 in average. The school has 3,063 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,178 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 98 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 2 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$24,798
Student Population3,063
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs98 graduate programs
(2 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio12 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Santa Clara University is $24,798 in average for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $1,234.
Santa Clara University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Santa Clara 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, academic/career services, employment services for students, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)2 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Santa Clara University is $24,798. The graduate tuition & fees are decreased by -1.48% 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
TuitionFees
2018-2019$24,144-
2019-2020$25,056-
2020-2021$23,507-
2021-2022$25,170-
2022-2023$24,798-
The graduate school tuition & fees of SCU is average compared to private graduate schools in California. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,518 and the California graduate tuition is $21,739 (public) / $23,882 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Santa Clara University$24,798
All Graduate Schools$16,002$19,518
Public$11,454$20,592
Private$19,594
California Graduate Schools$19,794$22,475
Public$11,472$21,739
Private$23,882
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $21,972 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Santa Clara University. On-campus living costs are increased by 3.34% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $22,644. Off-campus living costs are increased by 2.86% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$14,910$3,240$13,779$4,248
2019-2020$15,507$3,717$15,084$5,274
2020-2021$15,972$2,934$16,581$4,641
2021-2022$16,533$2,979$17,253$4,761
2022-2023$17,112$3,051$17,784$4,860
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $1,234 at Santa Clara University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.01% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2018-2019$1,006
2019-2020$1,044
2020-2021$1,150
2021-2022$1,198
2022-2023$1,234
The law school tuition at Santa Clara University is $60,479 for academic year 2022-2023. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at Santa Clara University.
2022-2023 Law School/Medical School Tuition at Santa Clara University
TuitionFees
Law$60,480-

Graduate Programs at SCU

Santa Clara University offers 45 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, 1,153 students have completed their study at Santa Clara University.
Offered Degrees at Santa Clara University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree302873
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship5013
Doctor's degree - other60230
Post Bachelor's Degree2037
Post Master's Degree200
Total4521,153
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Santa Clara University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Accounting program with 37 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 228 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 221 completers.
Santa Clara University offers 45 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,153 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 873 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 230 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 37 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 29 completers-
Information Technology29-
Education [+] 111 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration29-
Elementary Education and Teaching38-
Secondary Education and Teaching44-
Engineering [+] 193 completers-
Engineering0-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering0-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering11-
Civil Engineering2-
Computer Engineering139$103,000
Computer Hardware Engineering17-
Computer Software Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Mechanical Engineering23-
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering1-
Engineering Technology [+] 12 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management11-
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician1-
Legal Studies [+] (1 completers) 10 completers-
Advanced Legal Research/Studies4-
Programs for Foreign Lawyers5-
International Law and Legal Studies0-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 1 completers-
Applied Mathematics1-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 15 completers-
Christian Studies15-
Theology and Religious Vocations [+] 26 completers-
Theology/Theological Studies13-
Divinity/Ministry13-
Psychology [+] 105 completers-
Counseling Psychology101-
Applied Psychology4-
Business [+] 371 completers-
Business Administration and Management228$115,000
Finance0-
Management Science86-
Marketing/Marketing Management57-
Total873
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering [+] 7 completers-
Computer Engineering4-
Computer Hardware Engineering1-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Mechanical Engineering2-
Theology and Religious Vocations [+] 6 completers-
Theology/Theological Studies6-
Total13
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Computer Engineering0-
Computer Hardware Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Mechanical Engineering0-
Legal Studies [+] 221 completers$62,200
Law221$62,200
Theology and Religious Vocations [+] 9 completers-
Theology/Theological Studies9-
Total230
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Business [+] 37 completers-
Accounting37-
Total37
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Mechanical Engineering0-
Total0

Graduate Student Population at SCU

For the academic year 2021-2022, total 3,023 students enrolled into Santa Clara University graduate schools where it has total 9,178 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,899 full-time and 1,124 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,392 male and 1,631 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
Total3,0231,3921,631
Full-time1,8998811,018
Part-tme1,124511613
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 807 White (26.70%), 72 Black/African American (2.38%), 510 Hispanic (16.87%), 627 Asian (20.74%), and 1,007 students with other races. 797 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,0231,3921,631
American Indian/Native American110
Asian627292335
Black/African American723042
Hispanic510170340
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander844
White807380427
Two More1256263
Un-Known763541
Non-resident Alien797418379
Santa Clara University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 417 graduate students (13.79% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively . The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,023
Enrolled Online Exclusively417
Enrolled Some Online Courses0
Not in Online Courses2,606
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Santa Clara University. 825 students are aged 20 to 24 (27.29% of total students), 156 students are aged above 50 (5.16%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Santa Clara University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,0231,3921,631
Age 20-21331518
Age 22-24792385407
Age 25-291,046464582
Age 30-34451203248
Age 35-39236122114
Age 40-49309133176
Age 50-641446579
Over 641257

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