Virginia State University Graduate Schools

Virginia State University (referred to as VSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Petersburg, VA. Virginia State University is a historically black school. It is classified as a Master's College and University (medium programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Virginia State University is $11,989 for Virginia residents and $22,994 for out-of-state students. The school has 401 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 4,300 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Virginia State University (referred to as VSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Petersburg, VA. Virginia State University is a historically black school. It is classified as a Master's College and University (medium programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1933 - Current).
VSU Directory Information
School NameVirginia State University (VSU)
Address1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg, VA 23806
Phone804-524-5000
Webhttps://www.vsu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.vsu.edu/admissions/apply/freshman-apply/index.php
Financial Infohttps://www.vsu.edu/financial-aid/index.php
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Virginia State University is $11,989 for Virginia residents and $22,994 for out-of-state students. The school has 401 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 4,300 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 52 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 2 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$22,994
$11,989 for Virginia Residents
Student Population401
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs52 graduate programs
(2 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Virginia State University is $11,989 for Virginia residents and $22,994 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $567 for Virginia residents and $1,080 for out-of-state students.
Virginia State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Virginia State 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, 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)2 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Virginia State University is $11,989 for Virginia residents and $22,994 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same 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$7,818$3,399$17,388$4,130
2018-2019$8,131$3,516$18,084$4,247
2019-2020$8,375$3,614$18,627$4,367
2020-2021$8,375$3,614$18,627$4,367
2021-2022$8,375$3,614$18,627$4,367
The graduate school tuition & fees of VSU is average compared to public graduate schools in Virginia. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 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 State University$11,989$22,994
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Virginia Graduate Schools$14,484$18,851
Public$14,613$27,804
Private$16,962
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $13,219 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Virginia State University. On-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $13,219. Off-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$10,880$1,675$10,880$1,675
2018-2019$11,208$1,675$11,208$1,675
2019-2020$11,544$1,675$11,544$1,675
2020-2021$11,544$1,675$11,544$1,675
2021-2022$11,544$1,675$11,544$1,675
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $567 for Virginia residents and $1,080 for other students at Virginia State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$529$1,009
2018-2019$550$1,049
2019-2020$567$1,080
2020-2021$567$1,080
2021-2022$567$1,080

Graduate Programs at VSU

Virginia State University offers 21 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, 100 students have completed their study at Virginia State University.
Offered Degrees at Virginia State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree13079
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship2111
Post Bachelor's Degree6010
Total211100
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Virginia State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Trade and Industrial Teacher Education program with 8 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business/Managerial Economics program with 28 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 7 completers.
Virginia State University offers 21 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 100 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 79 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 10 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 2 completers-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (other)2-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Computer Science4-
Education [+] 5 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction1-
Educational Leadership and Administration2-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services2-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education0-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences6-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 11 completers-
Mathematics11-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 6 completers-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)6-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 14 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management14-
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
Psychology8-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 9 completers-
Corrections and Criminal Justice (other)9-
Business [+] 14 completers-
Business/Managerial Economics14-
Total79
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 7 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration7-
Psychology [+] 4 completers-
Health/Medical Psychology4-
Total11
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Information Science/Studies0-
Education [+] 8 completers-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education8-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians (other)0-
Work and Family Studies [+] 2 completers-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies2-
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Dietetics/Dietitian0-
Total10

Graduate Student Population at VSU

For academic year 2021-2022, total 401 students enrolled into Virginia State University graduate schools where it has total 4,300 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 246 full-time and 155 part-time graduate students. By gender, 122 male and 279 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
Total401122279
Full-time24676170
Part-tme15546109
Virginia State University is a historically black school and 336 (83.79% of total students) students are Black/African American at Virginia State University. There are 26 White (6.48%), 3 Asian (0.75%), and 36 students with other races. 14 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total401122279
American Indian/Native American000
Asian303
Black/African American336101235
Hispanic000
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White26719
Two More000
Un-Known22715
Non-resident Alien1477
Virginia State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 25 graduate students (6.23% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively . The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total401
Enrolled Online Exclusively25
Enrolled Some Online Courses0
Not in Online Courses376
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Virginia State University. 102 students are aged 20 to 24 (25.44% of total students), 39 students are aged above 50 (9.73%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Virginia State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total401122279
Age 20-21514
Age 22-24973364
Age 25-291293990
Age 30-34432023
Age 35-39341222
Age 40-4952943
Age 50-6437631
Over 64202
Age Un-Known220

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Randolph College (RMWC) is a Private, 4 years school located in Lynchburg, VA. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $17,310 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 68 and it offers total 39 graduate programs(1 online programs).
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Virginia Best Graduate Schools

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Washington and Lee UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsLexington, VA
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