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 443 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 3,159 including undergraduate students.

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 443 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 3,159 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 44 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Professional Practice).
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$12,906
$8,730 for West Virginia Residents
Student Population443
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs44 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio14 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 the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $485 for West Virginia residents and $717 for out-of-state students.
Shepherd University offers the alternative tuition plans.
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
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 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the 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: July 22, 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 $19,204 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$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
West Virginia Graduate Schools$10,948$13,940
Public$8,706$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 Expenses
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 $485 for West Virginia residents and $717 for other students at Shepherd University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 4.06% 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$485$717

Graduate Programs at Shepherd

Shepherd University offers 14 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, 56 students have completed their study at Shepherd University.
Offered Degrees at Shepherd University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree7148
Doctor's degree - other108
Post Bachelor's Degree600
Total14156
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 2 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 8 completers.
Shepherd University offers 14 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 56 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 48 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 8 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 1 completers-
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration2-
Education [+] (1 completers) 17 completers-
Education6-
Curriculum and Instruction5-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services6-
Music Teacher Education0-
Business [+] 28 completers-
Business Administration and Management28-
Total48
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Nursing Practice8-
Total8
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-
Education [+] 0 completers-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 0 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0-
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
Public Administration0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0-
Business [+] 0 completers-
Business Administration and 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 3,159 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
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Shepherd University. 84 students are aged 20 to 24 (18.96% of total students), 54 students are aged above 50 (12.19%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Shepherd University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total443102341
Age 20-21321
Age 22-24812655
Age 25-29751857
Age 30-34731657
Age 35-39611447
Age 40-49961878
Age 50-6451744
Over 64312

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