University of Colorado Boulder Graduate School

University of Colorado Boulder (referred to as CU Boulder) is a Public, 4 years school located in Boulder, CO.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of CU Boulder is $16,804 for Colorado residents and $36,570 for out-of-state students. The school has 8,551 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 39,585 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of Colorado Boulder (referred to as CU Boulder) is a Public, 4 years school located in Boulder, CO.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1913 - Current[Estimated Date]).
CU Boulder Directory Information
School NameUniversity of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder)
AddressRegent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309-0017
Phone303-492-1411
Webhttps://www.colorado.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.colorado.edu/financialaid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of CU Boulder is $16,804 for Colorado residents and $36,570 for out-of-state students. The school has 8,551 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 39,585 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 210 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 4 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$36,570
$16,804 for Colorado Residents
Student Population8,551
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs210 graduate programs
(4 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at CU Boulder is $16,804 for Colorado residents and $36,570 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $847 for Colorado residents and $1,945 for out-of-state students.
CU Boulder offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Colorado Residents$16,804
Out-of-State$36,570
Tuition per Credit Hour
Colorado Residents$847
Out-of-State$1,945
CU Boulder 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)4 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
  • 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 University of Colorado Boulder is $16,804 for Colorado residents and $36,570 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 7.71% 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
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$11,484$1,762$30,384$1,762
2019-2020$11,826$1,730$31,284$1,730
2020-2021$11,826$1,696$31,284$1,696
2021-2022$12,168$1,733$32,220$1,733
2022-2023$15,251$1,553$35,017$1,553
The graduate school tuition & fees of CU Boulder is very expensive compared to public graduate schools in Colorado. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Colorado graduate tuition is $20,895 (public) / $21,106 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Colorado Boulder$16,804$36,570
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Colorado Graduate Schools$16,263$19,895
Public$12,189$20,895
Private$21,106
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $19,160 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at CU Boulder.
On-campus living costs are increased by 2.71% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $18,178. Off-campus living costs are increased by 13.41% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$14,418$2,294$12,622$2,294
2019-2020$14,778$2,556$13,050$2,556
2020-2021$15,220$2,556$13,050$2,556
2021-2022$15,676$2,979$13,050$2,979
2022-2023$16,146$3,014$15,164$3,014
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $847 for Colorado residents and $1,945 for other students at University of Colorado Boulder. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 8.66% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$638$1,688
2019-2020$657$1,738
2020-2021$657$1,738
2021-2022$676$1,790
2022-2023$847$1,945
The law school tuition at University of Colorado Boulder is $33,071 for Colorado residents and $40,253 for out-of-state students for academic year 2022-2023.
The following table shows the tuition & fees for law school at CU Boulder.
2022-2023 Law School/Medical School Tuition at University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Law$31,518$1,553$38,700$1,553

Graduate Programs at CU Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder offers 138 graduate programs for Master's and Doctorate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,362 students have completed their study at University of Colorado Boulder.
Offered Degrees at University of Colorado Boulder
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree7531,757
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship610427
Doctor's degree - other20178
Total13832,362
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of Colorado Boulder by award level.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 161 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 169 completers.
University of Colorado Boulder offers 138 programs through Master's and Doctorate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,362 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,757 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 178 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 85 completers-
Environmental Studies85-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 1 completers-
Russian Studies1-
Communication and Journalism [+] 33 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric4-
Mass Communication/Media Studies2-
Journalism2-
Journalism (other)7-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication18-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 73 completers-
Artificial Intelligence7-
Information Science/Studies8-
Computer Science58$91,100
Education [+] (1 completers) 135 completers-
Multicultural Education55-
Curriculum and Instruction46$44,300
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration6-
Learning Sciences--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education15$52,700
Music Teacher Education12-
Education (other)1-
Engineering [+] (1 completers) 520 completers$107,000
Applied Engineering64-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering131$86,500
Architectural Engineering17-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering10-
Chemical Engineering25-
Civil Engineering39$66,200
Electrical and Electronics Engineering97-
Telecommunications Engineering13-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering16-
Materials Engineering20-
Mechanical Engineering88$69,200
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 43 completers$21,800
Linguistics17-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics9-
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3-
French Language and Literature1-
Spanish Language and Literature7-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics6-
Legal Studies [+] 25 completers-
Advanced Legal Research/Studies25-
English Language and Literature [+] 20 completers-
English Language and Literature12-
Creative Writing8-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 24 completers-
Biochemistry1-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology1-
Physiology13-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology9-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 37 completers-
Mathematics11-
Applied Mathematics26-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 7 completers-
Museology/Museum Studies4-
Computational Science3-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 15 completers-
Philosophy7-
Religion/Religious Studies8-
Physical Sciences [+] 63 completers-
Astrophysics2-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology5-
Chemistry9-
Geology/Earth Science9-
Physics38-
Psychology [+] 18 completers-
Psychology15-
Educational Psychology3-
Social Sciences [+] 42 completers-
Anthropology5-
Economics10-
Geography10-
Political Science and Government10-
Sociology7-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 55 completers-
Dance3-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts4-
Fine/Studio Arts12-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4-
Music Performance32-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 33 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders33$47,300
Business [+] (1 completers) 501 completers-
Business Administration and Management161$72,400
Organizational Leadership120-
Accounting59$59,500
Finance38-
Management Science23-
Business Statistics66-
Real Estate18-
Taxation16-
History [+] 7 completers-
History7-
Total1,757
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 8 completers-
Environmental Studies8-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 4 completers-
Comparative Group Studies4-
Communication and Journalism [+] 8 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3-
Mass Communication/Media Studies3-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia2-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Information Science/Studies3-
Computer Science20-
Education [+] 9 completers-
Education--
Multicultural Education2-
Curriculum and Instruction4-
Educational Evaluation and Research1-
Learning Sciences--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education2-
Engineering [+] 144 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering44$88,200
Architectural Engineering5-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2-
Chemical Engineering13-
Civil Engineering13-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering20-
Telecommunications Engineering4-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering11-
Materials Engineering14-
Mechanical Engineering18-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 7 completers-
Linguistics2-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
French Language and Literature4-
Spanish Language and Literature--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1-
English Language and Literature [+] 9 completers-
English Language and Literature9-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 33 completers-
Biochemistry11-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology5-
Physiology5-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology12-
Neuroscience--
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 24 completers-
Mathematics8-
Applied Mathematics16-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] --
Cognitive Science--
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 4 completers-
Philosophy4-
Physical Sciences [+] 75 completers-
Astrophysics8-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology5-
Chemistry16-
Chemical Physics1-
Geology/Earth Science7-
Geophysics and Seismology2-
Physics36-
Psychology [+] 11 completers-
Psychology8-
Educational Psychology3-
Social Sciences [+] 37 completers-
Anthropology6-
Economics12-
Geography5-
Political Science and Government9-
Sociology5-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 21 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts1-
Intermedia/Multimedia3-
Music History, Literature, and Theory4-
Music Performance13-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders1-
Business [+] 3 completers-
Business Administration and Management3-
History [+] 5 completers-
History5-
Total427
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 169 completers-
Law169-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist9-
Total178

Graduate Student Population at CU Boulder

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 8,551 students enrolled into University of Colorado Boulder graduate schools where it has total 39,585 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,909 full-time and 5,642 part-time graduate students. By gender, 5,078 male and 3,473 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
Total8,5515,0783,473
Full-time2,9091,5571,352
Part-tme5,6423,5212,121
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 4,422 White (51.71%), 156 Black/African American (1.82%), 798 Hispanic (9.33%), 543 Asian (6.35%), and 2,632 students with other races. 2,079 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total8,5515,0783,473
American Indian/Native American401624
Asian543313230
Black/African American1568769
Hispanic798442356
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander431
White4,4222,4871,935
Two More312157155
Un-Known19712077
Non-resident Alien2,0791,453626
University of Colorado Boulder offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,084 graduate students (24.37% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 620 graduate students (7.25% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total8,551
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,084
Enrolled Some Online Courses620
Not in Online Courses5,847
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Colorado Boulder. 2,423 students are aged 20 to 24 (28.34% of total students), 5 students are aged below 20 (0.06%), 202 students are aged above 50 (2.36%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Colorado Boulder.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total8,5515,0783,473
Age 18-19541
Age 20-211467769
Age 22-242,2771,2561,021
Age 25-293,3702,0361,334
Age 30-341,341818523
Age 35-39665414251
Age 40-49545333212
Age 50-6418913059
Over 6413103

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