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 7,127 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 29,070 including undergraduate students.

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://sfs.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 7,127 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 29,070 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 241 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 29 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$29,546
$15,518 for Virginia Residents
Student Population7,127
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs241 graduate programs
(29 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 the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $701 for Virginia residents and $1,442 for out-of-state students.
Virginia Commonwealth University offers the alternative tuition plans.
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
Distance Learning (Online Classes)29 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 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the 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: July 22, 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 $19,204 and the Virginia graduate tuition is $27,804 (public) / $16,962 (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$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Virginia Graduate Schools$14,484$18,851
Public$14,613$27,804
Private$16,962
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 Expenses
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 $701 for Virginia residents and $1,442 for other students at Virginia Commonwealth University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are decreased by -0.41% 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$701$1,442
For medical school, the average tuition & fees is $37,161 for Virginia residents and $60,677 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at Virginia Commonwealth University.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Dentistry$43,279$17,731$76,258$18,421
Medicine$33,751$3,410$56,577$4,100
Pharmacy$28,654$3,330$41,292$4,020

Graduate Programs at VCU

Virginia Commonwealth University offers 172 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, 2,362 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 Degree74161,274
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship465370
Doctor's degree - other30425
Post Bachelor's Degree455254
Post Master's Degree4039
Total172262,362
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 77 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 194 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Medicine program with 217 completers.
Virginia Commonwealth University offers 172 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,362 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,274 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 425 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 254 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
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 13 completers-
Environmental Studies13-
Communication and Journalism [+] 1 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 26 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences11-
Information Science/Studies15$80,800
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0-
Education [+] (3 completers) 164 completers$45,600
Education93$45,600
Curriculum and Instruction1-
Educational Leadership and Administration9-
Special Education and Teaching33$46,700
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services12$45,800
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching2-
Art Teacher Education5-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching6-
Reading Teacher Education3-
Engineering [+] (1 completers) 21 completers-
Engineering5-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering4-
Engineering (other)12-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 8 completers-
Adult Development and Aging8-
English Language and Literature [+] 23 completers-
English Language and Literature16-
Creative Writing7-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 55 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences11-
Biomedical Sciences2-
Biochemistry6-
Anatomy7-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology3-
Human/Medical Genetics3-
Physiology7-
Pharmacology1-
Biostatistics9-
Bioinformatics6-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 10 completers-
Mathematics10-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) 47 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management47-
Physical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Chemistry0-
Physics2-
Physics (other)0-
Psychology [+] 14 completers-
Psychology14-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 40 completers$43,700
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration5-
23-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services (other)12$52,000
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 214 completers-
Public Administration20$49,100
Social Work194$43,100
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 29 completers-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics2-
Sociology6-
Urban Studies/Affairs21$46,500
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 46 completers-
Design and Visual Communications13-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts8-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4-
Fine Arts and Art Studies (other)17-
Music Performance4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (7 completers) 230 completers-
Dental Clinical Sciences16$208,600
Health/Health Care Administration/Management35$76,300
Athletic Training/Trainer0-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist9-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling7-
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling4-
Genetic Counseling/Counselor10-
Pharmaceutical Sciences3-
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (other)0-
Public Health12-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist0-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor31-
Nurse Anesthetist0-
Nursing Practice103-
Business [+] 302 completers$61,300
Business/Commerce120$61,300
Business Administration and Management112$87,100
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management20-
Accounting17-
Business/Managerial Economics0-
Management Science33-
Taxation0-
History [+] 12 completers-
History12-
Total1,274
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 52 completers-
Education23-
Educational Leadership and Administration26-
Special Education and Teaching3-
Engineering [+] 23 completers-
Engineering8-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1-
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering4-
Engineering (other)10-
Engineering Technology [+] 2 completers-
Nanotechnology2-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 34 completers-
Biomedical Sciences3-
Biochemistry3-
Anatomy0-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology7-
Human/Medical Genetics3-
Physiology3-
Exercise Physiology0-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology0-
Pharmacology3-
Biostatistics7-
Epidemiology1-
Neuroscience4-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 8 completers-
Mathematics and Statistics (other)8-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 10 completers-
Natural Sciences5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)5-
Physical Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Chemistry12-
Chemistry (other)2-
Physics (other)0-
Psychology [+] 24 completers-
Psychology6-
Clinical Psychology12-
Counseling Psychology3-
Health/Medical Psychology3-
Human Services [+] 15 completers-
Public Administration9-
Social Work6-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 1 completers-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (5 completers) 186 completers-
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology3-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management3-
Pharmaceutical Sciences11-
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (other)0-
Public Health Education and Promotion6-
Public Health (other)1-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist39-
Physical Therapy/Therapist56-
Nurse Anesthetist48-
Nursing Science3-
Nursing Practice7-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)9-
Business [+] 1 completers-
Business/Commerce1-
Total370
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 425 completers-
Dentistry105-
Medicine203-
Pharmacy117-
Total425
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 6 completers-
Women's Studies6-
Communications Technologies [+] 1 completers-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 15 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences4-
Information Science/Studies7-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration3-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance1-
Education [+] (2 completers) 40 completers-
Education0-
Educational/Instructional Technology0-
Special Education and Teaching9-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities10-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism0-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services0-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching4-
Elementary Education and Teaching17-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 7 completers-
Adult Development and Aging7-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 77 completers-
Biomedical Sciences75-
Human/Medical Genetics2-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 1 completers-
Statistics1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 12 completers-
Historic Preservation and Conservation0-
Natural Sciences9-
Sustainability Studies3-
Physical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Physics (other)1-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 3 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services (other)2-
Human Services [+] 12 completers-
Public Administration12-
Social Sciences [+] 26 completers-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography11-
Sociology0-
Urban Studies/Affairs1-
Social Sciences (other)14-
Transportation and Materials Moving [+] 0 completers-
Transportation and Materials Moving (other)0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 18 completers-
Healthcare Innovation1-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling1-
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling4-
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling6-
Public Health Education and Promotion6-
Business [+] 31 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management1-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management14-
Accounting11$56,200
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration0-
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-
Real Estate5-
History [+] 4 completers-
Public/Applied History4-
Total254
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 34 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration29-
Reading Teacher Education5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor1-
Nursing Practice4-
Total39

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 29,070 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
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Virginia Commonwealth University. 2,215 students are aged 20 to 24 (31.08% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.01%), 270 students are aged above 50 (3.79%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,1272,5294,598
Age 18-19101
Age 20-21832162
Age 22-242,1326651,467
Age 25-292,5049691,535
Age 30-341,049410639
Age 35-39528224304
Age 40-49560175385
Age 50-6425558197
Over 641578

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