Western Washington University Graduate Schools

Western Washington University (referred to as Western Washington) is a Public, 4 years school located in Bellingham, WA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Western Washington University is $12,490 for Washington residents and $24,737 for out-of-state students. The school has 951 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 16,121 including undergraduate students.

Western Washington University Graduate School Overview

Western Washington University (referred to as Western Washington) is a Public, 4 years school located in Bellingham, WA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree.
The school is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (3/1/1921 - Current).
Western Washington Directory Information
School NameWestern Washington University (Western Washington)
Address516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-9008
Phone360-650-3000
Webhttps://www.wwu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.admissions.wwu.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.finaid.wwu.edu
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Western Washington University is $12,490 for Washington residents and $24,737 for out-of-state students. The school has 951 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 16,121 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 29 graduate programs through Master's, Post-Master Certificate. Among them, 1 programs are available online classes.
Western Washington Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$24,737
$12,490 for Washington Residents
Student Population951
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Post-Master Certificate
Number of Programs29 graduate programs
(1 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Western Washington University is $12,490 for Washington residents and $24,737 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $379 for Washington residents and $787 for out-of-state students.
Western Washington 2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Washington Residents$12,490
Out-of-State$24,737
Tuition per Credit Hour
Washington Residents$379
Out-of-State$787
Western Washington 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 at Western Washington
Distance Learning (Online Classes)1 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • Study abroad
  • 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 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Western Washington University is $12,490 for Washington residents and $24,737 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.62% 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
Washington ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$9,910$1,054$20,554$1,054
2018-2019$10,350$1,088$21,474$1,088
2019-2020$10,806$1,128$22,431$1,128
2020-2021$11,061$1,131$22,974$1,131
2021-2022$11,359$1,131$23,606$1,131
The graduate school tuition & fees of Western Washington is average compared to public graduate schools in Washington. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,187 and the Washington graduate tuition is $27,745 (public) / $21,582 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Western Washington University$12,490$24,737
All Graduate Schools$11,040$19,187
Public$11,040$20,146
Private$19,294
Washington Graduate Schools$14,375$23,062
Public$14,375$27,745
Private$21,582
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $16,920 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Western Washington University. On-campus living costs are increased by 3.80% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $16,920. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.80% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Costs
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$10,971$3,495$10,971$3,495
2018-2019$11,466$3,561$11,466$3,561
2019-2020$12,036$3,672$12,036$3,672
2020-2021$12,518$3,783$12,518$3,783
2021-2022$13,080$3,840$13,080$3,840
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $379 for Washington residents and $787 for other students at Western Washington University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.74% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Washington ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$330$685
2018-2019$345$716
2019-2020$360$785
2020-2021$369$766
2021-2022$379$787

Graduate Programs at Western Washington

Western Washington University offers 29 graduate programs for Master's 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, 313 students have completed their study at Western Washington University.
Offered Degrees at Western Washington University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree281309
Post Master's Degree104
Total291313
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Western Washington University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Historic Preservation and Conservation program with 4 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 55 completers.
Western Washington University offers 29 programs through Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 313 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 309 students have earned/completed Master'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
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 15 completers-
Environmental Studies5-
Environmental Science10-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences7-
Education [+] (2 completers) 99 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction0-
Educational Leadership and Administration14-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services6-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching15$47,500
Elementary Education and Teaching8-
Secondary Education and Teaching39-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education17-
English Language And Literature [+] 17 completers-
English Language and Literature8-
Creative Writing9-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences6-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 6 completers-
Mathematics6-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 7 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science7-
Physical Sciences [+] 24 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry11-
Geology/Earth Science13-
Psychology [+] 5 completers-
Psychology0-
Comparative Psychology5-
Social Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology6-
Geography2-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 6 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Music6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 43 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist22-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor6-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor15-
Business [+] 59 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management55$60,100
Accounting4-
History [+] 7 completers-
History3-
Public/Applied History4-
Total309
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 4 completers-
Historic Preservation and Conservation4-
Total4

Graduate Student Population at Western Washington

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,003 students enrolled into Western Washington University graduate schools where it has total 16,121 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 767 full-time and 236 part-time graduate students. By gender, 368 male and 635 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
Total1,003368635
Full-time767272495
Part-tme23696140
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 722 White (71.98%), 19 Black/African American (1.89%), 73 Hispanic (7.28%), 55 Asian (5.48%), and 134 students with other races. 13 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,003368635
American Indian/Native American734
Asian551837
Black/African American19118
Hispanic732053
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White722264458
Two More692940
Un-Known451827
Non-resident Alien1358
Western Washington University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 50 graduate students (4.99% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 71 graduate students (7.08% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,003
Enrolled Online Exclusively50
Enrolled Some Online Courses71
Not in Online Courses882

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