West Chester University of Pennsylvania Graduate Schools

West Chester University of Pennsylvania (referred to as WCU) is a Public, 4 years school located in West Chester, PA. It is classified as Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is $12,340 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,984 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,960 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 17,527 including undergraduate students.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Graduate School Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania (referred to as WCU) is a Public, 4 years school located in West Chester, PA. It is classified as Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (1/1/1946 - Current[Estimated Date]).
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaDirectory Information
School NameWest Chester University of Pennsylvania (referred to as WCU)
AddressUniversity Avenue and High Street, West Chester, PA 19383
Phone610-436-1000
Webhttps://www.wcupa.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.wcupa.edu/_admissions/sch_adm/admissionApp.aspx
Financial Infohttps://www.wcupa.edu/_SERVICES/FIN_AID
The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is $12,340 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,984 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,960 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 17,527 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 81 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 17 programs are available online classes.
WCU Graduate School 2020 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$16,984
$12,340 for Pennsylvania Residents
Student Population2,960
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs81 graduate programs
(17 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is $12,340 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,984 for out-of-state students for academic year 2019-2020. The tuition per credit hour is $516 for Pennsylvania residents and $774 for out-of-state students. West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers the alternative tuition plans.
WCU 2020 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Pennsylvania Residents$12,340
Out-of-State$16,984
Tuition per Credit Hour
Pennsylvania Residents$516
Out-of-State$774
West Chester University of Pennsylvania 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 West Chester University of Pennsylvania campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services at WCU
Distance Learning (Online Classes)17 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students

West Chester University of Pennsylvania 2020 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the graduate school tuition & fees of West Chester University of Pennsylvania is $12,340 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,984 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are decreased by -20.31% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & fees at West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2015-2016$8,460$2,312$12,690$2,528
2016-2017$11,592$2,399$17,400$2,615
2017-2018$12,000$3,121$18,000$3,409
2018-2019$12,384$2,719$18,576$3,007
2019-2020$9,288$3,052$13,932$3,268
For academic year 2019-2020, the living costs are $15,694 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. On-campus living costs are increased by 1.50% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $15,694. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.50% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Living Costs at West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2015-2016$12,780$2,520$12,780$2,520
2016-2017$12,860$2,520$12,860$2,520
2017-2018$12,942$2,520$12,942$2,520
2018-2019$12,942$2,520$12,942$2,520
2019-2020$13,174$2,520$13,174$2,520
For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $516 for Pennsylvania residents and $774 for other students at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania ResidentsOut-of-State
2015-2016$470$705
2016-2017$483$725
2017-2018$500$750
2018-2019$516$774
2019-2020$516$774

Graduate Programs at WCU

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers 85 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,165 students have completed their study at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Offered Degrees at West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree426845
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship2120
Doctor's degree - other2120
Post Bachelor's Degree359276
Post Master's Degree404
Total85171,165

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers 85 programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,165 students have completed their studies.
  • 845 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 20 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 276 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 4 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 1 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning1-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences8-
Education [+] (6 completers) 203 completers-
Education0-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration0-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education8-
Special Education and Teaching52$55,800
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services61$42,700
Secondary Education and Teaching2-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching17-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)11-
Health Teacher Education5-
Reading Teacher Education38-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor9-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 5 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures3-
French Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature2-
Work and Family Studies [+] (2 completers) 23 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Human Nutrition23-
English Language And Literature [+] 28 completers-
English Language and Literature19-
Rhetoric and Composition9-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences10-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 34 completers-
Mathematics5-
Computational and Applied Mathematics2-
Statistics27-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 22 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness0-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science22-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 9 completers-
Philosophy3-
Jewish/Judaic Studies6-
Physical Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Geology/Earth Science3-
Psychology [+] 36 completers$45,000
Psychology36$45,000
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 24 completers$40,200
0$40,200
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies24-
Human Services [+] 125 completers-
0-
Public Administration23-
Social Work102$44,200
Social Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Geography12-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 17 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Music12-
Music Performance5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 114 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist27-
Athletic Training/Trainer0-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor11-
Public Health64$48,700
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse12-
Business [+] (4 completers) 139 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management132$90,600
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration7-
History [+] 6 completers-
History6-
Total845
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 14 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration14-
Human Services [+] 6 completers-
0-
Public Administration6-
Total20
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology [+] 0 completers-
Clinical Psychology0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Nursing Practice20-
Total20
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 3 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning3-
Communication and Journalism [+] (2 completers) 2 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Publishing2-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 53 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Information Science/Studies0-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance51-
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster2-
Education [+] (6 completers) 33 completers-
Education0-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration0-
Educational/Instructional Technology1-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism16-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services2-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education4-
Reading Teacher Education0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)1-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor9-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 2 completers-
Mathematics0-
Statistics2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 11 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Gerontology10-
Holocaust and Related Studies1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 15 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management15-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 0 completers-
Philosophy0-
Ethics0-
Psychology [+] 7 completers-
Psychology0-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology7-
Human Services [+] 10 completers-
0-
Public Administration10-
Social Sciences [+] (2 completers) 12 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography12-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 4 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Music Performance2-
Keyboard Instruments2-
Music Technology0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 21 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management18-
Public Health0-
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy3-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0-
Business [+] 93 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management3-
Project Management39-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)22-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies23-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration6-
Total276
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 3 completers-
Special Education and Teaching1-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services2-
Reading Teacher Education0-
Psychology [+] 1 completers-
Psychology0-
Clinical Psychology1-
Total4

Graduate Student Population at WCU

For academic year 2019-2020, total 2,960 students enrolled into West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduate schools where it has total 17,527 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,019 full-time and 1,941 part-time students. By gender, 973 male and 1,987 female students are attending West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status for West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,9609731,987
Full-time1,019300719
Part-tme1,9416731,268
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
There are 2,205 White (74.49%), 387 Black/African American (13.07%), 105 Hispanic (3.55%), 85 Asian (2.87%), and 178 students with other races. 59 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at West Chester University of Pennsylvania
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,9609731,987
American Indian/Native American211
Asian854045
Black/African American387108279
Hispanic1053174
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White2,2057351,470
Two More671552
Un-Known502129
Non-resident Alien592237
West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,162 graduate students (39.26% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 248 graduate students (8.38% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Distance Learning Student Population at West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Number of Students
Total2,960
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,162
Enrolled Some Online Courses248
Not in Online Courses1,550
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. 768 students are aged 20 to 24 (25.95% of total students), 156 students are aged above 50 (5.27%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Graduate Student Population By Age at West Chester University of Pennsylvania
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,9609731,987
Age 20-211138
Age 22-24757203554
Age 25-291,045335710
Age 30-34428169259
Age 35-39266106160
Age 40-49297103194
Age 50-641324191
Over 64241311

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