Shepherd University Graduate Schools

Shepherd University (referred to as Shepherd) is a Public, 4 years school located in Shepherdstown, WV. It is classified as a Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree- professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Shepherd University is $8,730 for West Virginia residents and $12,906 for out-of-state students. The school has 268 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 3,648 including undergraduate students.

Shepherd University Graduate School Overview

Shepherd University (referred to as Shepherd) is a Public, 4 years school located in Shepherdstown, WV. It is classified as a Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree- professional practice.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1950 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Shepherd Directory Information
School NameShepherd University (Shepherd)
Address301 North King St, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Phone304-876-5000
Webhttps://www.shepherd.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.shepherd.edu/admissions/apply-to-shepherd
Financial Infohttps://www.shepherd.edu/financialaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Shepherd University is $8,730 for West Virginia residents and $12,906 for out-of-state students. The school has 268 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 3,648 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 11 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Professional Practice).
Shepherd Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$12,906
$8,730 for West Virginia Residents
Student Population268
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs11 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Shepherd University is $8,730 for West Virginia residents and $12,906 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $486 for West Virginia residents and $720 for out-of-state students. Shepherd University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Shepherd 2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
West Virginia Residents$8,730
Out-of-State$12,906
Tuition per Credit Hour
West Virginia Residents$486
Out-of-State$720
Shepherd University offers the distance learning courses, but students may be required to attend/visit regular classes to complete their degree/programs.
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 at Shepherd
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Graduate Level Courses
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Shepherd University is $8,730 for West Virginia residents and $12,906 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 4.06% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 16, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
West Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$7,578$432$10,314$1,134
2018-2019$7,830$432$10,746$1,134
2019-2020$8,118$432$11,268$1,134
2020-2021$8,118$432$11,268$1,134
2021-2022$8,298$432$11,772$1,134
The graduate school tuition & fees of Shepherd is relatively inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in West Virginia. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,187 and the West Virginia graduate tuition is $16,629 (public) / $12,489 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Shepherd University$8,730$12,906
All Graduate Schools$11,040$19,187
Public$11,040$20,146
Private$19,294
West Virginia Graduate Schools$8,678$13,940
Public$8,678$16,629
Private$12,489
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $14,348 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Shepherd University. On-campus living costs are increased by 0.72% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,348. Off-campus living costs are increased by 0.69% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Costs
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$9,828$2,875$10,750$3,500
2018-2019$10,480$2,875$10,750$3,500
2019-2020$10,750$2,875$10,750$3,500
2020-2021$10,750$2,875$10,750$3,500
2021-2022$10,848$2,875$10,848$3,500
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $486 for West Virginia residents and $720 for other students at Shepherd University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 4.50% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
West Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$445$636
2018-2019$459$660
2019-2020$475$689
2020-2021$475$689
2021-2022$486$720

Graduate Programs at Shepherd

Shepherd University offers 11 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, 60 students have completed their study at Shepherd University.
Offered Degrees at Shepherd University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree6053
Doctor's degree - other107
Post Bachelor's Degree400
Total11060
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Shepherd University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) program with 0 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 32 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Nursing Practice program with 7 completers.
Shepherd University offers 11 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 60 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 53 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 7 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration0-
Education [+] 21 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction4-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services9-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)8-
Music Teacher Education0-
Business [+] 32 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management32-
Total53
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Nursing Practice7-
Total7
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 0 completers-
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 0 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0-
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
0-
Public Administration0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0-
Total0

Graduate Student Population at Shepherd

For academic year 2021-2022, total 443 students enrolled into Shepherd University graduate schools where it has total 3,648 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 127 full-time and 316 part-time graduate students. By gender, 102 male and 341 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
Total443102341
Full-time1274483
Part-tme31658258
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 355 White (80.14%), 32 Black/African American (7.22%), 21 Hispanic (4.74%), 13 Asian (2.93%), and 22 students with other races. 8 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total443102341
American Indian/Native American101
Asian13112
Black/African American321220
Hispanic21219
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White35577278
Two More945
Un-Known413
Non-resident Alien853
Shepherd University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 279 graduate students (62.98% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 86 graduate students (19.41% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total443
Enrolled Online Exclusively279
Enrolled Some Online Courses86
Not in Online Courses78

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