Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Graduate School

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (referred to as Virginia Tech) is a Public, 4 years school located in Blacksburg, VA.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Virginia Tech is $17,083 for Virginia residents and $32,433 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,736 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 38,170 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (referred to as Virginia Tech) is a Public, 4 years school located in Blacksburg, VA.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1923 - Current).
Virginia Tech Directory Information
School NameVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Address210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24061-0131
Phone540-231-6994
Webhttps://WWW.VT.EDU
Online Applicationhttps://vt.edu/apply.html
Financial Infohttps://www.finaid.vt.edu
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Virginia Tech is $17,083 for Virginia residents and $32,433 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,736 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 38,170 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 278 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 18 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$32,433
$17,083 for Virginia Residents
Student Population7,736
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs278 graduate programs
(18 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Virginia Tech is $17,083 for Virginia residents and $32,433 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $807 for Virginia residents and $1,626 for out-of-state students.
Virginia Tech offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Virginia Residents$17,083
Out-of-State$32,433
Tuition per Credit Hour
Virginia Residents$807
Out-of-State$1,626
Virginia Tech 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 are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)18 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is $17,083 for Virginia residents and $32,433 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.15% 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
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$13,310$2,200$26,825$2,804
2019-2020$13,701$2,271$27,614$2,875
2020-2021$13,701$2,329$27,614$2,933
2021-2022$14,098$2,424$28,415$3,028
2022-2023$14,521$2,562$29,267$3,166
The graduate school tuition & fees of Virginia Tech is average compared to public graduate schools in Virginia. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Virginia graduate tuition is $28,181 (public) / $17,064 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$17,083$32,433
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Virginia Graduate Schools$14,467$18,916
Public$15,005$28,181
Private$17,064
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $16,588 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Virginia Tech.
On-campus living costs are increased by 24.16% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $15,936. Off-campus living costs are increased by 7.46% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$8,934$3,130$8,934$3,130
2019-2020$9,342$3,150$9,342$3,150
2020-2021$9,556$3,350$9,556$3,350
2021-2022$10,110$3,250$11,580$3,250
2022-2023$12,680$3,908$12,028$3,908
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $807 for Virginia residents and $1,626 for other students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.98% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$740$1,490
2019-2020$761$1,534
2020-2021$761$1,534
2021-2022$783$1,579
2022-2023$807$1,626
For medical school, the average tuition & fees is $57,721 for Virginia residents and $57,721 for out-of-state students.
The following table shows the tuition & fees for medical school at Virginia Tech.
2022-2023 Law School/Medical School Tuition at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Medicine$56,293$1,428$56,293$1,428
Veterinary Medicine$23,136$2,562$53,003$3,166

Graduate Programs at Virginia Tech

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 200 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, 2,696 students have completed their study at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Offered Degrees at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree7391,460
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship530497
Doctor's degree - other20160
Post Bachelor's Degree689564
Post Master's Degree4015
Total200182,696
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Sustainability Studies program with 102 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (other) program with 161 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Veterinary Medicine program with 119 completers.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 200 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,696 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,460 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 160 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 564 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 15 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 37 completers-
Agricultural Economics8-
Animal Sciences15-
Dairy Science--
Agronomy and Crop Science4-
Horticultural Science--
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences10-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] (1 completers) 121 completers-
Natural Resources Management and Policy94$62,800
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management8-
Forest Resources Production and Management19-
Architecture [+] 60 completers-
Architecture-$55,600
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning20-
Landscape Architecture2-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology38-
Communication and Journalism [+] 4 completers-
Communication and Media Studies (other)4-
Communications Technologies [+] 7 completers-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects7-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 268 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences107-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (other)161$94,800
Education [+] (1 completers) 110 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction66$45,000
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration12-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)6-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services17-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education9-
Engineering [+] (3 completers) 369 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering47-
Agricultural Engineering7-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering7-
Chemical Engineering--
Civil Engineering89$70,100
Computer Engineering62-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering47-
Engineering Mechanics10-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering6-
Materials Engineering5-
Mechanical Engineering36$70,400
Mining and Mineral Engineering5-
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering8-
Nuclear Engineering2-
Systems Engineering12-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering--
Industrial Engineering25-
Engineering (other)1-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] (1 completers) 6 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures6-
Work and Family Studies [+] 17 completers-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies7-
Human Development and Family Studies10-
English Language and Literature [+] 14 completers-
English Language and Literature6-
Creative Writing8-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 32 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences6-
Biomedical Sciences1-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)25-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 27 completers-
Mathematics7-
Computational and Applied Mathematics--
Statistics7-
Applied Statistics, General13-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 14 completers-
Historic Preservation and Conservation6-
Science, Technology and Society8-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 9 completers-
Philosophy9-
Physical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Chemistry5-
Geology/Earth Science4-
Physics4-
Psychology [+] 6 completers-
Psychology6-
Human Services [+] 28 completers-
Public Administration28$70,100
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 36 completers-
Economics5-
Geography13-
Political Science and Government11-
Sociology1-
Urban Studies/Affairs6-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 7 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 50 completers-
Public Health38$45,400
Dietetics/Dietitian12-
Business [+] 197 completers-
Business Administration and Management120$111,300
Accounting68$58,900
Construction Management9-
History [+] 7 completers-
History7-
Total1,460
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 17 completers-
Animal Sciences6-
Agronomy and Crop Science4-
Horticultural Science2-
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences5-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 6 completers-
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management3-
Forest Resources Production and Management3-
Architecture [+] 7 completers-
Architecture7-
Environmental Design/Architecture--
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 22 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences22-
Education [+] 61 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction19-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration3-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)36-
Educational Statistics and Research Methods1-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services2-
Engineering [+] 191 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering20-
Agricultural Engineering2-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering5-
Chemical Engineering6-
Civil Engineering34-
Computer Engineering11-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering40-
Engineering Mechanics6-
Materials Engineering8-
Mechanical Engineering24-
Mining and Mineral Engineering7-
Nuclear Engineering1-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering9-
Industrial Engineering12-
Engineering (other)6-
Work and Family Studies [+] 18 completers-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies7-
Human Development and Family Studies11-
English Language and Literature [+] 6 completers-
Rhetoric and Composition6-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 55 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences11-
Biomedical Sciences10-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology9-
Entomology6-
Bioinformatics3-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)16-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 12 completers-
Mathematics7-
Statistics5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 6 completers-
Science, Technology and Society6-
Physical Sciences [+] 46 completers-
Chemistry27-
Geology/Earth Science6-
Physics13-
Psychology [+] 12 completers-
Psychology12-
Human Services [+] 3 completers-
Public Administration3-
Social Sciences [+] 24 completers-
Economics--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics10-
Geography--
Sociology5-
Urban Studies/Affairs5-
Social Sciences (other)4-
Business [+] 11 completers-
Business/Commerce11-
Total497
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 119 completers-
Veterinary Medicine119-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 41 completers-
Medicine41-
Total160
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] (1 completers) 52 completers-
Natural Resources Management and Policy52-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] --
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (other)--
Education [+] 5 completers-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration2-
Educational Statistics and Research Methods3-
Engineering [+] (2 completers) 9 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--
Engineering Mechanics--
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering4-
Nuclear Engineering1-
Industrial Engineering3-
Engineering (other)1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 4 completers-
Applied Statistics, General4-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] --
Science, Technology and Society--
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 11 completers-
Public Administration11-
Social Sciences [+] --
Political Science and Government--
Urban Studies/Affairs--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Public Health9-
Business [+] --
Construction Management--
History --
Total564
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 15 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction--
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)13-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education2-
Human Services [+] --
Public Administration--
Total15

Graduate Student Population at Virginia Tech

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 7,736 students enrolled into Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University graduate schools where it has total 38,170 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 5,713 full-time and 2,023 part-time graduate students. By gender, 4,309 male and 3,427 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
Total7,7364,3093,427
Full-time5,7133,1342,579
Part-tme2,0231,175848
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 3,527 White (45.59%), 375 Black/African American (4.85%), 444 Hispanic (5.74%), 453 Asian (5.86%), and 2,937 students with other races. 2,504 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,7364,3093,427
American Indian/Native American844
Asian453260193
Black/African American375188187
Hispanic444214230
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White3,5271,7531,774
Two More213104109
Un-Known21113279
Non-resident Alien2,5041,653851
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,445 graduate students (18.68% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 2,053 graduate students (26.54% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total7,736
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,445
Enrolled Some Online Courses2,053
Not in Online Courses4,238
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 2,328 students are aged 20 to 24 (30.09% of total students), 261 students are aged above 50 (3.37%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,7364,3093,427
Age 20-211235667
Age 22-242,2051,1411,064
Age 25-292,9361,7151,221
Age 30-341,165678487
Age 35-39511300211
Age 40-49535280255
Age 50-64246126120
Over 6415132

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