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 a 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 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is $11,898 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,758 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 a 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 school is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (1/1/1946 - Current[Estimated Date]).
WCU Directory Information
School NameWest Chester University of Pennsylvania (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 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is $11,898 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,758 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 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$16,758
$11,898 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 $11,898 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,758 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. 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 2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Pennsylvania Residents$11,898
Out-of-State$16,758
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 its 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

2022 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of West Chester University of Pennsylvania is $11,898 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,758 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: March 16, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Pennsylvania ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
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
2020-2021$9,288$2,610$13,932$2,826
2021-2022$9,288$2,610$13,932$2,826
The graduate school tuition & fees of WCU is inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Pennsylvania. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,187 and the Pennsylvania graduate tuition is $24,265 (public) / $20,512 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
West Chester University of Pennsylvania$11,898$16,758
All Graduate Schools$11,040$19,187
Public$11,040$20,146
Private$19,294
Pennsylvania Graduate Schools$17,506$21,190
Public$17,506$24,265
Private$20,512
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $16,748 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 1.52% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $16,748. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.52% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Costs
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
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
2020-2021$13,978$2,520$13,978$2,520
2021-2022$14,228$2,520$14,228$2,520
For academic year 2021-2022, 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.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Pennsylvania ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$500$750
2018-2019$516$774
2019-2020$516$774
2020-2021$516$774
2021-2022$516$774

Graduate Programs at WCU

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers 85 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, 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
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at West Chester University of Pennsylvania by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance program with 51 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 132 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Nursing Practice program with 20 completers.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers 85 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,165 students have completed their graduate 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 2021-2022, total 3,007 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 1,027 full-time and 1,980 part-time graduate students. By gender, 952 male and 2,055 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
Total3,0079522,055
Full-time1,027301726
Part-tme1,9806511,329
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,156 White (71.70%), 423 Black/African American (14.07%), 143 Hispanic (4.76%), 98 Asian (3.26%), and 187 students with other races. 42 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,0079522,055
American Indian/Native American633
Asian984256
Black/African American423123300
Hispanic1434499
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
White2,1566701,486
Two More692544
Un-Known683137
Non-resident Alien421428
West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,544 graduate students (84.60% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 415 graduate students (13.80% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,007
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,544
Enrolled Some Online Courses415
Not in Online Courses48

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