Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate Schools

Virginia Commonwealth University (referred to as VCU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Richmond, VA. 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 Virginia Commonwealth University is $15,518 for Virginia residents and $29,546 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,004 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 30,697 including undergraduate students.

Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate School Overview

Virginia Commonwealth University (referred to as VCU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Richmond, VA. 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 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1953 - Current).
VCU Directory Information
School NameVirginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Address910 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23284-2512
Phone804-828-0100
Webhttps://www.vcu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.vcu.edu/admissions/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.finaid.vcu.edu
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Virginia Commonwealth University is $15,518 for Virginia residents and $29,546 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,004 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 30,697 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 158 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 26 programs are available online classes.
VCU Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$29,546
$15,518 for Virginia Residents
Student Population7,004
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs158 graduate programs
(26 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Virginia Commonwealth University is $15,518 for Virginia residents and $29,546 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $702 for Virginia residents and $1,443 for out-of-state students. Virginia Commonwealth University offers the alternative tuition plans.
VCU 2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Virginia Residents$15,518
Out-of-State$29,546
Tuition per Credit Hour
Virginia Residents$702
Out-of-State$1,443
Virginia Commonwealth University 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 at VCU
Distance Learning (Online Classes)26 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • 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 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Virginia Commonwealth University is $15,518 for Virginia residents and $29,546 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.09% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 16, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$11,466$2,167$23,487$2,827
2018-2019$12,217$2,279$25,032$2,939
2019-2020$12,701$2,385$26,039$3,045
2020-2021$12,703$2,497$26,041$3,187
2021-2022$12,618$2,900$25,956$3,590
The graduate school tuition & fees of VCU is average compared to public graduate schools in Virginia. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,187 and the Virginia graduate tuition is $27,804 (public) / $17,502 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Virginia Commonwealth University$15,518$29,546
All Graduate Schools$11,040$19,187
Public$11,040$20,146
Private$19,294
Virginia Graduate Schools$14,613$19,170
Public$14,613$27,804
Private$17,502
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $19,851 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Virginia Commonwealth University. On-campus living costs are increased by 4.54% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $20,302. Off-campus living costs are increased by 20.94% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Costs
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$11,506$3,182$11,506$3,182
2018-2019$11,506$3,182$11,506$3,182
2019-2020$11,506$3,760$11,506$3,760
2020-2021$11,504$5,283$11,504$5,283
2021-2022$12,279$5,270$12,730$7,572
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $702 for Virginia residents and $1,443 for other students at Virginia Commonwealth University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are decreased by -0.35% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$632$1,300
2018-2019$674$1,386
2019-2020$706$1,447
2020-2021$707$1,448
2021-2022$702$1,443

Graduate Programs at VCU

Virginia Commonwealth University offers 161 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, 2,448 students have completed their study at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Offered Degrees at Virginia Commonwealth University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree73161,414
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship435326
Doctor's degree - other30444
Post Bachelor's Degree385239
Post Master's Degree4025
Total161262,448
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Virginia Commonwealth University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Biomedical Sciences program with 71 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 199 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Medicine program with 210 completers.
Virginia Commonwealth University offers 161 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,448 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,414 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 444 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 239 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 25 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 [+] 18 completers-
Environmental Studies18-
Communication and Journalism [+] 17 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Mass Communication/Media Studies17-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 42 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences7-
Information Science/Studies32$80,800
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance3-
Education [+] (6 completers) 207 completers$45,600
Education112$45,600
Curriculum and Instruction4-
Educational Leadership and Administration6-
Special Education and Teaching31$46,700
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services24$45,800
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching9-
Art Teacher Education3-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching10-
Reading Teacher Education8-
Engineering [+] (2 completers) 27 completers-
Engineering11-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering12-
Engineering (other)4-
Work and Family Studies [+] (2 completers) 13 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Adult Development and Aging13-
English Language And Literature [+] 18 completers-
English Language and Literature10-
Creative Writing8-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 56 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences9-
Biomedical Sciences1-
Biochemistry3-
Anatomy1-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology3-
Human/Medical Genetics8-
Physiology17-
Pharmacology3-
Biostatistics4-
Bioinformatics7-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 11 completers-
Mathematics11-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] (2 completers) 47 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management47-
Physical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry1-
Physics3-
Physics (other)1-
Psychology [+] 20 completers-
Psychology20-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 43 completers$43,700
0$43,700
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration8-
Forensic Science and Technology19-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services (other)16$52,000
Human Services [+] (2 completers) 229 completers-
0-
Public Administration30$49,100
Social Work199$43,100
Social Sciences [+] (2 completers) 24 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Sociology6-
Urban Studies/Affairs18$46,500
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 69 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Design and Visual Communications16-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts10-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5-
Fine Arts and Art Studies (other)33-
Music Performance5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (14 completers) 267 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Dental Clinical Sciences16$208,600
Health/Health Care Administration/Management34$76,300
Athletic Training/Trainer0-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist10-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling7-
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling7-
Genetic Counseling/Counselor9-
Pharmaceutical Sciences2-
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (other)0-
Public Health13-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist40-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor16-
Nurse Anesthetist40-
Nursing Practice73-
Business [+] 293 completers$61,300
Business/Commerce136$61,300
Business Administration and Management92$87,100
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management6-
Accounting11-
Business/Managerial Economics4-
Management Science44-
Taxation0-
History [+] 8 completers-
History8-
Total1,414
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 18 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration18-
Engineering [+] 26 completers-
Engineering15-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering4-
Engineering (other)7-
Engineering Technology [+] 6 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Nanotechnology6-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 40 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Biomedical Sciences7-
Biochemistry3-
Anatomy0-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology5-
Human/Medical Genetics2-
Physiology1-
Exercise Physiology3-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology0-
Pharmacology8-
Biostatistics2-
Epidemiology2-
Neuroscience7-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 5 completers-
Mathematics0-
Mathematics and Statistics (other)5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 13 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Natural Sciences10-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)3-
Physical Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry7-
Chemistry (other)2-
Physics (other)2-
Psychology [+] 20 completers-
Psychology3-
Clinical Psychology5-
Counseling Psychology6-
Health/Medical Psychology6-
Human Services [+] 13 completers-
0-
Public Administration9-
Social Work4-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (10 completers) 145 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management1-
Pharmaceutical Sciences14-
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (other)0-
Public Health Education and Promotion1-
Public Health (other)2-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist0-
Physical Therapy/Therapist51-
Nurse Anesthetist51-
Nursing Science4-
Nursing Practice11-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)10-
Business [+] 4 completers-
Business/Commerce4-
Total326
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 444 completers-
Dentistry103-
Medicine210-
Pharmacy131-
Total444
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 1 completers-
Women's Studies1-
Communications Technologies [+] 2 completers-
0-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects2-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences6-
Information Science/Studies7-
Education [+] (4 completers) 22 completers-
Education0-
Educational/Instructional Technology0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities8-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism0-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services0-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching13-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor1-
Work and Family Studies [+] (2 completers) 11 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Adult Development and Aging11-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 71 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Biomedical Sciences71-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 0 completers-
Mathematics0-
Statistics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 14 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Historic Preservation and Conservation0-
Natural Sciences14-
Physical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Physics (other)1-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 14 completers-
0-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services (other)13-
Human Services [+] 8 completers-
0-
Public Administration8-
Social Sciences [+] 35 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography22-
Sociology2-
Urban Studies/Affairs0-
Social Sciences (other)11-
Transportation And Materials Moving [+] 0 completers-
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology0-
Transportation and Materials Moving (other)0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 9 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling1-
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling0-
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling8-
Public Health Education and Promotion0-
Business [+] 38 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management2-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management14-
Accounting21$56,200
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration0-
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-
Real Estate1-
History [+] 0 completers-
History0-
Public/Applied History0-
Total239
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 11 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration8-
Reading Teacher Education3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor11-
Nursing Practice3-
Total25

Graduate Student Population at VCU

For academic year 2021-2022, total 7,127 students enrolled into Virginia Commonwealth University graduate schools where it has total 30,697 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 4,962 full-time and 2,165 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,529 male and 4,598 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
Total7,1272,5294,598
Full-time4,9621,8283,134
Part-tme2,1657011,464
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 3,707 White (52.01%), 921 Black/African American (12.92%), 352 Hispanic (4.94%), 798 Asian (11.20%), and 1,349 students with other races. 481 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,1272,5294,598
American Indian/Native American707
Asian798296502
Black/African American921230691
Hispanic352119233
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White3,7071,3482,359
Two More22664162
Un-Known634214420
Non-resident Alien481257224
Virginia Commonwealth University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,868 graduate students (26.21% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 2,565 graduate students (35.99% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total7,127
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,868
Enrolled Some Online Courses2,565
Not in Online Courses2,694

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