University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (referred to as UNC) is a Public, 4 years school located in Chapel Hill, NC.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of UNC is $12,527 for North Carolina residents and $30,819 for out-of-state students. The school has 11,676 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 31,705 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (referred to as UNC) is a Public, 4 years school located in Chapel Hill, NC.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (7/1/1900 - Current[Estimated Date]).
UNC Directory Information
School NameUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
Address103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone919-962-2211
Webhttps://www.unc.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.admissions.unc.edu/Apply
Financial Infohttps://studentaid.unc.edu
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of UNC is $12,527 for North Carolina residents and $30,819 for out-of-state students. The school has 11,676 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 31,705 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 237 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 25 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$30,819
$12,527 for North Carolina Residents
Student Population11,676
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs237 graduate programs
(25 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at UNC is $12,527 for North Carolina residents and $30,819 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $586 for North Carolina residents and $1,602 for out-of-state students.
UNC offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Residents$12,527
Out-of-State$30,819
Tuition per Credit Hour
North Carolina Residents$586
Out-of-State$1,602
UNC 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, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)25 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
  • 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 North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $12,527 for North Carolina residents and $30,819 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are decreased by -0.13% 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
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$10,243$1,969$27,454$1,969
2019-2020$10,552$1,970$28,278$1,970
2020-2021$10,552$1,970$28,278$1,970
2021-2022$10,552$2,014$28,844$2,014
2022-2023$10,552$1,975$28,844$1,975
The graduate school tuition & fees of UNC is expensive compared to public graduate schools in North Carolina. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the North Carolina graduate tuition is $22,206 (public) / $15,785 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$12,527$30,819
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
North Carolina Graduate Schools$12,434$17,527
Public$8,258$22,206
Private$15,785
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $14,970 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at UNC.
On-campus living costs are increased by 1.56% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,970. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.56% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$11,190$2,686$11,190$2,686
2019-2020$11,526$2,750$11,526$2,750
2020-2021$11,740$2,836$11,740$2,836
2021-2022$11,882$2,858$11,882$2,858
2022-2023$12,254$2,716$12,254$2,716
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $586 for North Carolina residents and $1,602 for other students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$502$1,346
2019-2020$517$1,386
2020-2021$517$1,386
2021-2022$586$1,602
2022-2023$586$1,602
The law school tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $24,491 for North Carolina residents and $44,703 for out-of-state students for academic year 2022-2023. For medical school, the average tuition & fees is $34,706 for North Carolina residents and $62,666 for out-of-state students.
The following table shows the tuition & fees for law school and medical school at UNC.
2022-2023 Law School/Medical School Tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Dentistry$35,609$5,055$62,690$5,055
Medicine$32,746$1,960$60,706$1,960
Pharmacy$22,387$1,959$45,514$1,959
Law$21,141$3,350$41,353$3,350

Graduate Programs at UNC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 169 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, 3,546 students have completed their study at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Offered Degrees at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree91162,364
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship620505
Doctor's degree - other72662
Post Bachelor's Degree760
Post Master's Degree2115
Total169253,546
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other) program with 15 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Management Science program with 744 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 190 completers.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 169 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 3,546 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 2,364 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 662 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 15 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 15 completers-
Environmental Science15-
Architecture [+] 27 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning27$54,100
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] --
American/United States Studies/Civilization--
Asian Studies/Civilization--
African-American/Black Studies--
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) 32 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--
Mass Communication/Media Studies16-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia16-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 58 completers-
Information Science/Studies32-
Computer Science26-
Education [+] (2 completers) 96 completers$43,300
Education5$43,300
Secondary School Administration/Principalship20-
Educational/Instructional Technology--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services14-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)36-
Education (other)21-
Engineering [+] 11 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering11-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 19 completers-
Linguistics4-
German Language and Literature10-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (other)3-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2-
Legal Studies [+] --
Programs for Foreign Lawyers--
English Language and Literature [+] 5 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Library Science [+] 49 completers$41,200
Library and Information Science49$41,200
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 35 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences--
Biomedical Sciences--
Biochemistry1-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology1-
Genetics2-
Cell Physiology--
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--
Pharmacology--
Toxicology1-
Biostatistics26-
Bioinformatics--
Ecology3-
Epidemiology1-
Neuroscience--
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 20 completers-
Mathematics6-
Mathematical Statistics and Probability14-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 44 completers-
Behavioral Sciences26-
Nutrition Sciences5-
International/Global Studies8-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)5-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 25 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science25-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 9 completers-
Philosophy9-
Religion/Religious Studies--
Physical Sciences [+] 21 completers-
Chemistry10-
Geology/Earth Science2-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical7-
Physics2-
Materials Science--
Psychology [+] --
School Psychology--
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 204 completers-
Public Administration62$51,400
Public Policy Analysis1-
Social Work141$42,300
Social Sciences [+] 50 completers-
Anthropology2-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics11-
Geography4-
Political Science and Government28-
Sociology5-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 27 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts15-
Fine/Studio Arts6-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (9 completers) 646 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist26-
Dental Clinical Sciences23-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management52$65,900
Health and Medical Administrative Services (other)--
Physician Assistant17-
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (other)5-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist5-
Medical Scientist6-
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs--
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design26-
Public Health320$58,900
Public Health Education and Promotion3-
Maternal and Child Health1-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist24-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor26-
Medical Informatics23-
Movement Therapy and Movement Education--
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other)87-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)2-
Business [+] (2 completers) 965 completers-
Business Administration and Management4$124,900
Accounting217$58,100
Human Resources Management and Services (other)--
Management Science744-
History [+] 6 completers-
History6-
Total2,364
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 9 completers-
Environmental Science9-
Architecture [+] 1 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning1-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 2 completers-
American/United States Studies/Civilization2-
African-American/Black Studies--
Communication and Journalism [+] 12 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3-
Mass Communication/Media Studies9-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Information Science/Studies4-
Computer Science14-
Education [+] 11 completers-
Education6-
Curriculum and Instruction--
Educational Leadership and Administration5-
Engineering [+] 17 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering17-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 12 completers-
German Language and Literature4-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (other)5-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3-
English Language and Literature [+] 14 completers-
English Language and Literature14-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 131 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences11-
Biomedical Sciences2-
Biochemistry7-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology13-
Genetics12-
Cell Physiology4-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology5-
Pharmacology8-
Toxicology3-
Biostatistics22-
Bioinformatics6-
Ecology4-
Epidemiology27-
Neuroscience7-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 22 completers-
Mathematics9-
Mathematical Statistics and Probability13-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 30 completers-
Behavioral Sciences22-
Nutrition Sciences8-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 13 completers-
Philosophy6-
Religion/Religious Studies7-
Physical Sciences [+] 53 completers-
Chemistry36-
Geology/Earth Science2-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical2-
Physics9-
Materials Science4-
Psychology [+] 9 completers-
School Psychology9-
Human Services [+] 8 completers-
Public Policy Analysis5-
Social Work3-
Social Sciences [+] 44 completers-
Anthropology10-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics9-
Geography9-
Political Science and Government11-
Sociology5-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 5 completers-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 75 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist2-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management23-
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design18-
Public Health Education and Promotion7-
Maternal and Child Health5-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist2-
Medical Informatics4-
Movement Therapy and Movement Education3-
Nursing Science11-
Business [+] 13 completers-
Business Administration and Management13-
History [+] 6 completers-
History6-
Total505
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 190 completers-
Law190-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 472 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist7-
Dentistry86-
Medicine185-
Pharmacy136-
Physical Therapy/Therapist29-
Nursing Practice29-
Total662
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] (2 completers) --
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) --
Public Health--
Business [+] --
Business Administration and Management--
Total-
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Library Science [+] (1 completers) --
Library and Information Science--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 15 completers-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other)15-
Total15

Graduate Student Population at UNC

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 11,676 students enrolled into University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate schools where it has total 31,705 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 9,307 full-time and 2,369 part-time graduate students. By gender, 4,653 male and 7,023 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
Total11,6764,6537,023
Full-time9,3073,6445,663
Part-tme2,3691,0091,360
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 6,600 White (56.53%), 1,062 Black/African American (9.10%), 877 Hispanic (7.51%), 1,085 Asian (9.29%), and 2,052 students with other races. 1,317 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total11,6764,6537,023
American Indian/Native American281117
Asian1,085386699
Black/African American1,062312750
Hispanic877322555
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander1073
White6,6002,7203,880
Two More504174330
Un-Known19387106
Non-resident Alien1,317634683
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,880 graduate students (16.10% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,774 graduate students (15.19% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total11,676
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,880
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,774
Not in Online Courses8,022
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 3,441 students are aged 20 to 24 (29.47% of total students), 7 students are aged below 20 (0.06%), 231 students are aged above 50 (1.98%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total11,6764,6537,023
Age 18-19734
Age 20-2122564161
Age 22-243,2161,0392,177
Age 25-294,4771,7622,715
Age 30-341,9511,000951
Age 35-39797370427
Age 40-49772323449
Age 50-6421583132
Over 641697

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