University of Illinois Chicago Graduate Schools

University of Illinois Chicago (referred to as UIC) is a Public, 4 years school located in Chicago, IL. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Illinois Chicago is $17,277 for Illinois residents and $28,468 for out-of-state students. The school has 11,920 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 34,199 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of Illinois Chicago (referred to as UIC) is a Public, 4 years school located in Chicago, IL. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1970 - Current[Estimated Date]).
UIC Directory Information
School NameUniversity of Illinois Chicago (UIC)
Address601 S Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone312-996-7000
Webhttps://www.uic.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.admissions.uic.edu/apply-now
Financial Infohttps://www.financialaid.uic.edu
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Illinois Chicago is $17,277 for Illinois residents and $28,468 for out-of-state students. The school has 11,920 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 34,199 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 274 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 6 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$28,468
$17,277 for Illinois Residents
Student Population11,920
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs274 graduate programs
(6 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of Illinois Chicago is $17,277 for Illinois residents and $28,468 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $710 for Illinois residents and $993 for out-of-state students.
University of Illinois Chicago offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
University of Illinois Chicago 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, remedial services, 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)6 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of Illinois Chicago is $17,277 for Illinois residents and $28,468 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 5.30% 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
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$13,502$3,120$23,742$3,120
2018-2019$13,612$3,180$23,299$3,180
2019-2020$13,276$3,290$23,850$3,290
2020-2021$13,799$3,322$23,714$3,322
2021-2022$13,927$3,350$25,118$3,350
The graduate school tuition & fees of UIC is expensive compared to public graduate schools in Illinois. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the Illinois graduate tuition is $18,541 (public) / $20,078 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Illinois Chicago$17,277$28,468
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Illinois Graduate Schools$18,762$19,321
Public$11,929$18,541
Private$20,078
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $15,650 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of Illinois Chicago. On-campus living costs are increased by 1.16% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $15,650. Off-campus living costs are decreased by -10.93% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$11,930$3,628$10,900$3,628
2018-2019$12,074$3,628$10,900$3,628
2019-2020$12,479$3,628$12,479$3,628
2020-2021$12,000$3,470$12,000$5,570
2021-2022$12,250$3,400$12,250$3,400
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $710 for Illinois residents and $993 for other students at University of Illinois Chicago. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$675$909
2018-2019$694$962
2019-2020$699$890
2020-2021$692$993
2021-2022$710$993
The law school tuition at University of Illinois Chicago is $39,350 for Illinois residents and $48,350 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. For medical school, the average tuition & fees is $33,655 for Illinois residents and $55,773 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at University of Illinois Chicago.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at University of Illinois Chicago
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Dentistry$35,636$12,584$64,126$12,584
Medicine$30,240$3,415$52,358$3,415
Pharmacy$25,044$3,350$25,044$3,350
Law$36,000$3,350$45,000$3,350

Graduate Programs at UIC

University of Illinois Chicago offers 186 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, 3,663 students have completed their study at University of Illinois Chicago.
Offered Degrees at University of Illinois Chicago
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree10942,193
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship600334
Doctor's degree - other701,091
Post Bachelor's Degree216
Post Master's Degree8139
Total18663,663
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of Illinois Chicago by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology program with 12 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 248 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Medicine program with 315 completers.
University of Illinois Chicago offers 186 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 3,663 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 2,193 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 1,091 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 6 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 39 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 15 completers-
Architecture14$49,600
Architectural History and Criticism1-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 9 completers-
Latin American Studies4-
German Studies2-
Disability Studies3-
Communication and Journalism [+] 1 completers-
Communication1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 213 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences (other)0-
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst80-
Computer Science133-
Education [+] 226 completers-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision20-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration12-
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (other)29-
Special Education and Teaching67$60,200
Early Childhood Education and Teaching33-
Mathematics Teacher Education4-
Reading Teacher Education14-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education23-
Health Occupations Teacher Education16-
History Teacher Education5-
Spanish Language Teacher Education3-
Engineering [+] (1 completers) 273 completers-
Engineering9-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering35-
Chemical Engineering16-
Civil Engineering40-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering71-
Materials Engineering0-
Mechanical Engineering49-
Construction Engineering6-
Industrial Engineering33-
Engineering (other)14-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 6 completers-
Linguistics0-
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics0-
French Language and Literature2-
Spanish Language and Literature4-
Work and Family Studies [+] 11 completers-
Child Development11-
Legal Studies [+] 22 completers-
Advanced Legal Research/Studies4-
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law2-
Tax Law/Taxation0-
Intellectual Property Law4-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)12-
English Language and Literature [+] 8 completers-
English Language and Literature8-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 29 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences4-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology0-
Cell Biology and Anatomy0-
Microbiology and Immunology0-
Physiology0-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology1-
Pharmacology0-
Molecular Pharmacology0-
Pharmacology and Toxicology (other)0-
Bioinformatics2-
Biotechnology21-
Neuroscience1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 32 completers-
Mathematics7-
Financial Mathematics17-
Statistics8-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 80 completers-
Museology/Museum Studies19-
Sustainability Studies61-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 9 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science9-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 3 completers-
Philosophy3-
Physical Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Chemistry2-
Geology/Earth Science1-
Physics5-
Psychology [+] 11 completers-
Psychology11-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 11 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies11-
0-
Human Services [+] 303 completers-
Public Administration54$46,600
Public Policy Analysis1-
Social Work248$40,600
Social Sciences [+] 19 completers-
Anthropology8-
Economics0-
Applied Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics4-
Geography0-
Political Science and Government2-
Sociology5-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 31 completers-
Industrial and Product Design3-
Graphic Design11-
Design and Applied Arts (other)3-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts0-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production2-
Photography1-
Fine/Studio Arts7-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (3 completers) 495 completers-
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (other)22-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator98-
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (other)16-
Medical Scientist3-
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs0-
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry0-
Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy1-
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics3-
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (other)0-
Public Health129$53,900
Health Services Administration23-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist45-
Rehabilitation Science4-
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator15-
Dietetics/Dietitian31$45,600
Nursing Science101-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)4-
Business [+] 377 completers-
Business Administration and Management200$73,700
Accounting23$60,800
Finance0-
Management Science120-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)15-
Marketing/Marketing Management19-
Real Estate0-
History [+] 1 completers-
History1-
Total2,193
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 7 completers-
German Studies1-
Disability Studies6-
Communication and Journalism [+] 2 completers-
Communication2-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst2-
Computer Science10-
Education [+] 28 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction7-
Urban Education and Leadership16-
Learning Sciences1-
Special Education and Teaching2-
Education (other)2-
Engineering [+] 64 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering10-
Chemical Engineering9-
Civil Engineering10-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering10-
Materials Engineering0-
Mechanical Engineering18-
Industrial Engineering7-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 6 completers-
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2-
Spanish Language and Literature4-
English Language and Literature [+] 7 completers-
English Language and Literature7-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 38 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences10-
Cell Biology and Anatomy1-
Microbiology and Immunology6-
Physiology3-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology1-
Pharmacology3-
Molecular Pharmacology2-
Bioinformatics2-
Neuroscience6-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)4-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 14 completers-
Mathematics14-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Sustainability Studies0-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 3 completers-
Philosophy3-
Physical Sciences [+] 40 completers-
Chemistry24-
Geology/Earth Science3-
Physics13-
Psychology [+] 14 completers-
Psychology9-
Educational Psychology5-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0-
Human Services [+] 4 completers-
Public Administration1-
Social Work3-
Social Sciences [+] 16 completers-
Anthropology2-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics8-
Political Science and Government1-
Sociology5-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 4 completers-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 62 completers-
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (other)1-
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry5-
Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy9-
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics3-
Pharmaceutical Sciences0-
Public Health25-
Rehabilitation Science3-
Medical Informatics1-
Nursing Science11-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)4-
Business [+] 9 completers-
Business Administration and Management9-
History [+] 4 completers-
History4-
Total334
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 285 completers-
Law285-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 806 completers-
Dentistry123-
Medicine291-
Pharmacy197-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist14-
Physical Therapy/Therapist58-
Nursing Practice123-
Total1,091
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
Social Work0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator6-
Total6
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 1 completers-
Urban Education and Leadership1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 38 completers-
Endodontics/Endodontology5-
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery0-
Orthodontics/Orthodontology8-
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics0-
Periodontics/Periodontology7-
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology12-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator6-
Total39

Graduate Student Population at UIC

For academic year 2021-2022, total 11,920 students enrolled into University of Illinois Chicago graduate schools where it has total 34,199 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 8,416 full-time and 3,504 part-time graduate students. By gender, 4,752 male and 7,168 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
Total11,9204,7527,168
Full-time8,4163,5594,857
Part-tme3,5041,1932,311
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 4,719 White (39.59%), 1,097 Black/African American (9.20%), 1,579 Hispanic (13.25%), 1,582 Asian (13.27%), and 2,943 students with other races. 2,292 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total11,9204,7527,168
American Indian/Native American1789
Asian1,5825801,002
Black/African American1,097320777
Hispanic1,5795381,041
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander505
White4,7191,7942,925
Two More328132196
Un-Known301112189
Non-resident Alien2,2921,2681,024
University of Illinois Chicago offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 6,355 graduate students (53.31% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 3,730 graduate students (31.29% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total11,920
Enrolled Online Exclusively6,355
Enrolled Some Online Courses3,730
Not in Online Courses1,835
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Illinois Chicago. 3,634 students are aged 20 to 24 (30.49% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.01%), 373 students are aged above 50 (3.13%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Illinois Chicago.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total11,9204,7527,168
Age 18-19101
Age 20-2118266116
Age 22-243,4521,4022,050
Age 25-294,2921,8262,466
Age 30-341,8457371,108
Age 35-39911323588
Age 40-49864284580
Age 50-64347101246
Over 64261313

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