University of Kansas Graduate School

University of Kansas (referred to as KU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Lawrence, KS.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of KU is $11,046 for Kansas residents and $25,008 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,467 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 26,708 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of Kansas (referred to as KU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Lawrence, KS.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1913 - Current[Estimated Date]).
KU Directory Information
School NameUniversity of Kansas (KU)
AddressStrong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone785-864-2700
Webhttps://www.ku.edu
Online Applicationhttps://admissions.ku.edu
Financial Infohttps://financialaid.ku.edu
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of KU is $11,046 for Kansas residents and $25,008 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,467 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 26,708 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 442 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 59 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$25,008
$11,046 for Kansas Residents
Student Population7,467
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs442 graduate programs
(59 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at KU is $11,046 for Kansas residents and $25,008 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $416 for Kansas residents and $998 for out-of-state students.
KU offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Kansas Residents$11,046
Out-of-State$25,008
Tuition per Credit Hour
Kansas Residents$416
Out-of-State$998
KU 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)59 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
  • 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 Kansas is $11,046 for Kansas residents and $25,008 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.00% 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
Kansas ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$9,989$1,038$23,366$1,038
2019-2020$9,989$1,056$23,951$1,056
2020-2021$9,989$1,056$23,951$1,056
2021-2022$9,989$1,056$23,951$1,056
2022-2023$9,989$1,057$23,951$1,057
The graduate school tuition & fees of KU is relatively expensive compared to public graduate schools in Kansas. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Kansas graduate tuition is $19,074 (public) / $11,074 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Kansas$11,046$25,008
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Kansas Graduate Schools$10,506$12,913
Public$8,793$19,074
Private$11,074
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $13,382 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at KU.
On-campus living costs are increased by 1.92% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $13,240. Off-campus living costs are increased by 2.88% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$11,262$3,080$9,738$3,080
2019-2020$11,318$3,134$9,690$3,134
2020-2021$9,900$3,198$9,544$3,198
2021-2022$9,900$3,230$9,639$3,230
2022-2023$10,136$3,246$9,994$3,246
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $416 for Kansas residents and $998 for other students at University of Kansas. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Kansas ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$416$974
2019-2020$416$998
2020-2021$416$998
2021-2022$416$998
2022-2023$416$998
The law school tuition at University of Kansas is $23,521 for Kansas residents and $29,764 for out-of-state students for academic year 2022-2023. For medical school, the average tuition & fees is $38,735 for Kansas residents and $67,930 for out-of-state students.
The following table shows the tuition & fees for law school and medical school at KU.
2022-2023 Law School/Medical School Tuition at University of Kansas
Kansas ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Medicine$37,891$844$67,086$844
Pharmacy$22,345$1,075$42,175$1,075
Law$22,446$1,075$28,689$1,075

Graduate Programs at KU

University of Kansas offers 301 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, 2,784 students have completed their study at University of Kansas.
Offered Degrees at University of Kansas
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree131181,452
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship872346
Doctor's degree - other112620
Post Bachelor's Degree6418355
Post Master's Degree8311
Total301432,784
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of Kansas by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Legal Professions and Studies (other) program with 43 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 154 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Medicine program with 202 completers.
University of Kansas offers 301 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,784 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,452 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 620 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 355 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 11 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 89 completers-
Architecture-$51,900
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning15-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology74-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 8 completers-
African Studies1-
American/United States Studies/Civilization1-
East Asian Studies--
Latin American Studies--
Russian Studies--
German Studies--
Latin American and Caribbean Studies1-
American Indian/Native American Studies3-
Women's Studies2-
Communication and Journalism [+] (2 completers) 42 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3-
Journalism25-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia13-
Organizational Communication1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 29 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences16-
Information Technology13-
Education [+] (4 completers) 253 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction58$45,100
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration24-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)30-
Educational/Instructional Technology--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education4-
Special Education and Teaching73$43,900
Art Teacher Education4-
Music Teacher Education12-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching48-
Engineering [+] 65 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering8-
Architectural Engineering4-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering11-
Chemical Engineering4-
Civil Engineering18-
Computer Engineering--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering8-
Engineering Science--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering4-
Mechanical Engineering8-
Petroleum Engineering--
Engineering Technology [+] 16 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management16-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 18 completers-
Linguistics6-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
French Language and Literature--
Spanish Language and Literature5-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics7-
Legal Studies [+] --
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence--
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)--
English Language and Literature [+] 8 completers-
English Language and Literature3-
Creative Writing5-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Biochemistry--
Molecular Biology--
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology1-
Botany/Plant Biology--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology--
Cell Biology and Anatomy--
Microbiology--
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology1-
Entomology--
Physiology--
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--
Oncology and Cancer Biology--
Toxicology--
Pharmacology and Toxicology3-
Biostatistics4-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology8-
Neuroscience--
Mathematics and Statistics [+] (1 completers) 52 completers-
Mathematics11-
Statistics--
Applied Statistics, General41-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (3 completers) 71 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences2-
Museology/Museum Studies12-
Behavioral Sciences19-
Nutrition Sciences23-
International/Global Studies14-
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)--
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 9 completers-
Philosophy7-
Religion/Religious Studies2-
Physical Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology3-
Chemistry5-
Geology/Earth Science7-
Physics2-
Psychology [+] 30 completers-
Psychology--
Research and Experimental Psychology (other)6-
Counseling Psychology13-
School Psychology9-
Educational Psychology2-
Clinical Child Psychology--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 10 completers-
Homeland Security10-
Human Services [+] 183 completers-
Public Administration30-
Social Work153$43,200
Social Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Anthropology3-
Economics--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics8-
Geography2-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography3-
Political Science and Government5-
Sociology2-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 36 completers-
Design and Visual Communications3-
Industrial and Product Design--
Design and Applied Arts (other)--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts1-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2-
Fine/Studio Arts8-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4-
Music18-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (4 completers) 109 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist29-
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (other)--
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management15-
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design7-
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry5-
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy3-
Public Health23-
Public Health (other)4-
Music Therapy/Therapist5-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--
Medical Informatics7-
Nurse Anesthetist--
Nursing Science11-
Business [+] (3 completers) 366 completers-
Business/Commerce--
Business Administration and Management154$73,700
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management26-
Research and Development Management19-
Project Management34-
Organizational Leadership13-
Accounting101$53,800
Management Science17-
Construction Management2-
History [+] 1 completers-
History1-
Total1,452
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 3 completers-
Architecture--
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology3-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 6 completers-
American/United States Studies/Civilization5-
Women's Studies1-
Communication and Journalism [+] 11 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7-
Mass Communication/Media Studies4-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences3-
Education [+] (1 completers) 74 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction12-
Educational Leadership and Administration44$39,400
Special Education and Teaching7-
Music Teacher Education2-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching9-
Engineering [+] 27 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering3-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering4-
Civil Engineering9-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering4-
Engineering Science--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering--
Mechanical Engineering5-
Engineering (other)2-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 2 completers-
Linguistics2-
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
French Language and Literature--
Spanish Language and Literature--
Legal Studies [+] 1 completers-
Advanced Legal Research/Studies1-
English Language and Literature [+] 6 completers-
English Language and Literature6-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 46 completers-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology7-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology2-
Cell Biology and Anatomy1-
Microbiology2-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology3-
Entomology--
Physiology5-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--
Oncology and Cancer Biology3-
Pharmacology1-
Toxicology2-
Pharmacology and Toxicology2-
Biostatistics8-
Bioinformatics--
Computational Biology2-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology7-
Neuroscience1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 12 completers-
Mathematics12-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 7 completers-
Gerontology--
Behavioral Sciences6-
Nutrition Sciences1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)--
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 4 completers-
Philosophy4-
Physical Sciences [+] 29 completers-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology1-
Chemistry19-
Geology/Earth Science2-
Physics7-
Psychology [+] 26 completers-
Psychology--
Research and Experimental Psychology (other)7-
Counseling Psychology8-
School Psychology2-
Educational Psychology5-
Clinical Child Psychology4-
Human Services [+] 5 completers-
Public Administration--
Health Policy Analysis2-
Social Work3-
Social Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Anthropology1-
Economics--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics10-
Geography3-
Political Science and Government5-
Sociology4-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 34 completers-
Industrial and Product Design--
Design and Applied Arts (other)--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts3-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3-
Music26-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 20 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist4-
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (other)2-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management--
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design5-
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry3-
Rehabilitation Science1-
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (other)2-
Nurse Anesthetist--
Nursing Science3-
Business [+] 2 completers-
Business/Commerce2-
History [+] 5 completers-
History5-
Total346
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 99 completers-
Law99-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 521 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist9-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist7-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist1-
Medicine202-
Pharmacy123-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist46-
Physical Therapy/Therapist58-
Nurse Anesthetist36-
Nursing Practice39-
Total620
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 39 completers-
Architecture--
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning1-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology38-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 17 completers-
African Studies6-
American/United States Studies/Civilization1-
Russian Studies--
Latin American and Caribbean Studies3-
American Indian/Native American Studies5-
Women's Studies2-
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) 24 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia18-
Organizational Communication6-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences1-
Information Technology3-
Education [+] (2 completers) 33 completers-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)6-
Educational/Instructional Technology--
Special Education and Teaching27-
Engineering [+] (1 completers) 6 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering1-
Civil Engineering--
Petroleum Engineering5-
Engineering Technology [+] 1 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management1-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] --
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] (1 completers) 5 completers-
Biostatistics5-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] (1 completers) 8 completers-
Mathematics2-
Statistics--
Applied Statistics, General6-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 21 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences7-
Museology/Museum Studies7-
Behavioral Sciences5-
International/Global Studies--
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)--
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 1 completers-
Religion/Religious Studies1-
Physical Sciences [+] (1 completers) 2 completers-
Geology/Earth Science2-
Psychology [+] 3 completers-
Psychology3-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Homeland Security1-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 26 completers-
Public Administration26-
Social Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Geography--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography6-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] --
Design and Visual Communications--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies--
Music--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management1-
Nursing Science--
Business [+] 36 completers-
Business/Commerce13-
Project Management23-
Total355
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Medical Informatics--
Nursing Science1-
Total11

Graduate Student Population at KU

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 7,467 students enrolled into University of Kansas graduate schools where it has total 26,708 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 5,505 full-time and 1,962 part-time graduate students. By gender, 3,155 male and 4,312 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
Total7,4673,1554,312
Full-time5,5052,3963,109
Part-tme1,9627591,203
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 4,529 White (60.65%), 367 Black/African American (4.91%), 495 Hispanic (6.63%), 442 Asian (5.92%), and 1,634 students with other races. 1,046 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,4673,1554,312
American Indian/Native American441331
Asian442186256
Black/African American367159208
Hispanic495188307
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander312
White4,5291,8272,702
Two More299121178
Un-Known242135107
Non-resident Alien1,046525521
University of Kansas offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,668 graduate students (22.34% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,216 graduate students (16.28% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total7,467
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,668
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,216
Not in Online Courses4,583
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Kansas. 2,264 students are aged 20 to 24 (30.32% of total students), 250 students are aged above 50 (3.35%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Kansas.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,4673,1554,312
Age 20-211184078
Age 22-242,1468231,323
Age 25-292,4491,1001,349
Age 30-341,221573648
Age 35-39650299351
Age 40-49632231401
Age 50-6423684152
Over 6414410
Age Un-Known110

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Kansas Best Graduate Schools

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