Vanderbilt University Graduate School

Vanderbilt University (referred to as Vanderbilt) is a Private, 4 years school located in Nashville, TN.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Vanderbilt is $53,722 in average. The school has 6,559 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 13,710 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Vanderbilt University (referred to as Vanderbilt) is a Private, 4 years school located in Nashville, TN.
Vanderbilt Directory Information
School NameVanderbilt University (Vanderbilt)
Address2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37240
Phone615-322-7311
Webhttps://www.vanderbilt.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.vanderbilt.edu/Admissions/applyNow.php
Financial Infohttps://www.vanderbilt.edu/financialaid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Vanderbilt is $53,722 in average. The school has 6,559 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 13,710 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 268 graduate programs through Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 1 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$53,722
Student Population6,559
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs268 graduate programs
(1 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio7 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Vanderbilt is $53,722 in average for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $2,215.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Tuition$53,160
Required Fees$562
Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition$2,215
Vanderbilt 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)1 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 Vanderbilt University is $53,722. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.99% 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
TuitionFees
2018-2019$47,208$478
2019-2020$48,624$500
2020-2021$50,082$542
2021-2022$51,600$562
2022-2023$53,160$562
The graduate school tuition & fees of Vanderbilt is very expensive compared to private graduate schools in Tennessee. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Tennessee graduate tuition is $20,629 (public) / $19,967 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Vanderbilt University$53,722
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Tennessee Graduate Schools$16,517$19,747
Public$11,181$20,629
Private$19,967
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $19,861 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Vanderbilt.
On-campus living costs are increased by 6.98% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-Campus
Room & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$16,234$2,802
2019-2020$16,910$2,874
2020-2021$17,670$3,022
2021-2022$18,376$3,002
2022-2023$19,862$3,008
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $2,215 at Vanderbilt University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.02% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2018-2019$1,967
2019-2020$2,026
2020-2021$2,087
2021-2022$2,150
2022-2023$2,215
The law school tuition at Vanderbilt University is $67,396 for academic year 2022-2023. For medical school, the average tuition & fees is $65,563.
The following table shows the tuition & fees for law school and medical school at Vanderbilt.
2022-2023 Law School/Medical School Tuition at Vanderbilt University
TuitionFees
Medicine$64,882$681
Law$66,696$700

Graduate Programs at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University offers 189 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, 2,543 students have completed their study at Vanderbilt University.
Offered Degrees at Vanderbilt University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree11711,674
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship550481
Doctor's degree - other60353
Post Master's Degree11035
Total18912,543
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Vanderbilt University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing program with 14 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Financial Mathematics program with 127 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 178 completers.
Vanderbilt University offers 189 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,543 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,674 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 353 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 35 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 4 completers-
Latin American Studies4-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 36 completers-
Computer Science36-
Education [+] 267 completers-
Education1-
Curriculum and Instruction18-
Educational Leadership and Administration25$48,500
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration13-
Urban Education and Leadership17-
Educational Evaluation and Research10-
International and Comparative Education2-
Special Education and Teaching44$44,300
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness2-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services55$44,000
Elementary Education and Teaching18-
Secondary Education and Teaching20-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)--
Health Teacher Education--
Music Teacher Education2-
Reading Teacher Education15-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor25-
Engineering [+] (1 completers) 82 completers-
Engineering35-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering7-
Chemical Engineering3-
Civil Engineering10-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering12-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering2-
Mechanical Engineering11-
Engineering (other)2-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 10 completers-
German Language and Literature1-
French Language and Literature1-
Portuguese Language and Literature--
Spanish Language and Literature7-
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1-
Work and Family Studies [+] 37 completers-
Child Development23-
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (other)14-
Legal Studies [+] 55 completers-
Programs for Foreign Lawyers55-
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law--
English Language and Literature [+] 8 completers-
English Language and Literature4-
Creative Writing4-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 7 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies7-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 35 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences4-
Biomedical Sciences14-
Biochemistry2-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology1-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology--
Microbiology5-
Molecular Physiology1-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--
Oncology and Cancer Biology--
Pharmacology1-
Biostatistics3-
Bioinformatics4-
Neuroscience--
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 131 completers-
Mathematics4-
Financial Mathematics127-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 53 completers-
Cognitive Science--
Computational Science29-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)24-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 5 completers-
Philosophy2-
Religion/Religious Studies3-
Theology and Religious Vocations [+] 50 completers-
Theology/Theological Studies19$34,000
Divinity/Ministry31-
Physical Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Chemistry3-
Geology/Earth Science1-
Physics1-
Materials Science1-
Psychology [+] 17 completers-
Psychology11-
Developmental and Child Psychology--
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology5-
Community Psychology1-
Clinical Child Psychology--
Applied Behavior Analysis--
Human Services [+] 33 completers-
Community Organization and Advocacy17$42,000
Education Policy Analysis16-
Social Sciences [+] 27 completers-
Social Sciences--
Anthropology3-
Economics--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics7-
Development Economics and International Development--
Political Science and Government14-
Sociology3-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 1 completers-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 519 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist18-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management23$123,700
Medical Scientist16-
Genetic Counseling/Counselor6-
Public Health28$104,300
Health/Medical Physics3-
Health Services Administration33-
Medical Informatics7-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-$89,500
Nursing Administration9-
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing32-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing68-
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing34-
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery23-
Nursing Science11-
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing63-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing49-
Critical Care Nursing53-
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing16-
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing27-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other)--
Business [+] 286 completers-
Business Administration and Management56$119,200
Operations Management and Supervision--
Organizational Leadership1-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)37-
Accounting32$64,100
Accounting and Finance13-
Finance-$112,500
Investments and Securities1-
Organizational Behavior Studies39-
Management Information Systems--
Management Science20-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)60-
Marketing/Marketing Management27$108,100
History [+] 5 completers-
History5-
Total1,674
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] --
Communication and Media Studies (other)--
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Computer Science5-
Education [+] 29 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration14$97,300
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration5-
Special Education and Teaching6-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)4-
Engineering [+] 55 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering18-
Chemical Engineering8-
Civil Engineering4-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering16-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering1-
Mechanical Engineering8-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 9 completers-
German Language and Literature1-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1-
French Language and Literature4-
Spanish Language and Literature3-
English Language and Literature [+] 3 completers-
English Language and Literature3-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 100 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences9-
Biochemistry5-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology10-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology12-
Microbiology11-
Human/Medical Genetics6-
Molecular Physiology3-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology6-
Oncology and Cancer Biology5-
Pharmacology8-
Biostatistics4-
Bioinformatics1-
Epidemiology3-
Neuroscience17-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 10 completers-
Mathematics10-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 3 completers-
Cognitive Science--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)3-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 12 completers-
Philosophy4-
Religion/Religious Studies8-
Physical Sciences [+] 50 completers-
Astrophysics8-
Chemistry28-
Geology/Earth Science2-
Physics5-
Materials Science7-
Psychology [+] 19 completers-
Psychology11-
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics--
Developmental and Child Psychology--
Community Psychology8-
Social Sciences [+] 29 completers-
Anthropology5-
Economics10-
Applied Economics1-
Political Science and Government6-
Sociology7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist5-
Nursing Science8-
Business [+] 136 completers-
Business Administration and Management--
Organizational Leadership136-
History [+] 8 completers-
History8-
Total481
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 178 completers-
Law178-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] --
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 175 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist11-
Medicine99-
Health/Medical Physics3-
Nursing Practice62-
Total353
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 35 completers-
Nursing Administration--
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing9-
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing--
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery1-
Nursing Science--
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing3-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing5-
Critical Care Nursing2-
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing14-
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing1-
Total35

Graduate Student Population at Vanderbilt

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 6,559 students enrolled into Vanderbilt University graduate schools where it has total 13,710 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 5,404 full-time and 1,155 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,604 male and 3,955 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
Total6,5592,6043,955
Full-time5,4042,2253,179
Part-tme1,155379776
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 3,754 White (57.23%), 526 Black/African American (8.02%), 492 Hispanic (7.50%), 448 Asian (6.83%), and 1,339 students with other races. 985 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,5592,6043,955
American Indian/Native American15510
Asian448174274
Black/African American526181345
Hispanic492190302
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander734
White3,7541,4052,349
Two More23189142
Un-Known1014556
Non-resident Alien985512473
Vanderbilt University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 699 graduate students (10.66% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 618 graduate students (9.42% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total6,559
Enrolled Online Exclusively699
Enrolled Some Online Courses618
Not in Online Courses5,242
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Vanderbilt University. 2,130 students are aged 20 to 24 (32.47% of total students), 2 students are aged below 20 (0.03%), 238 students are aged above 50 (3.63%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Vanderbilt University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,5592,6043,955
Age 18-19211
Age 20-21802753
Age 22-242,0507101,340
Age 25-292,3659981,367
Age 30-34954425529
Age 35-39422178244
Age 40-49448172276
Age 50-6422988141
Over 64954

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