Widener University Graduate Schools

Widener University (referred to as Widener) is a Private, 4 years school located in Chester, PA. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University 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 Widener University is $25,416 in average. The school has 3,254 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,621 including undergraduate students.

Widener University Graduate School Overview

Widener University (referred to as Widener) is a Private, 4 years school located in Chester, PA. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University 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 (7/1/1954 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Widener Directory Information
School NameWidener University (Widener)
AddressOne University Place, Chester, PA 19013-5792
Phone610-499-4000
Webhttps://www.widener.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.widener.edu/admissions/undergraduate/how_to_apply/default.aspx
Financial Infohttps://www.widener.edu/about/widener_leadership/administrative/enrollment/financial/default.aspx
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Widener University is $25,416 in average. The school has 3,254 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,621 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 65 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 6 programs are available online classes.
Widener Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$25,416
Student Population3,254
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs65 graduate programs
(6 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Widener University is $25,416 in average for academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $959. Widener University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Widener 2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Tuition$25,100
Required Fees$316
Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition$959
Widener 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 are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services at Widener
Distance Learning (Online Classes)6 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Widener University is $25,416. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.44% 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
TuitionFees
2017-2018$22,300$300
2018-2019$22,300$300
2019-2020$23,830$300
2020-2021$24,500$310
2021-2022$25,100$316
The graduate school tuition & fees of Widener is relatively expensive compared to private 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
Widener University$25,416
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 $17,238 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Widener University. On-campus living costs are increased by 7.15% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $10,710. Off-campus living costs are increased by 0.85% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Costs
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$14,024$1,728$8,190$2,358
2018-2019$14,446$1,728$8,190$2,358
2019-2020$14,736$1,728$8,190$2,358
2020-2021$13,701$1,782$8,190$2,430
2021-2022$14,808$1,782$8,280$2,430
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $959 at Widener University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.46% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$928
2018-2019$928
2019-2020$942
2020-2021$936
2021-2022$959

Graduate Programs at Widener

Widener University offers 82 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, 844 students have completed their study at Widener University.
Offered Degrees at Widener University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree595542
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship15060
Doctor's degree - other30239
Post Bachelor's Degree400
Post Master's Degree103
Total825844
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Widener University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Family Practice Nurse/Nursing program with 3 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 152 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 161 completers.
Widener University offers 82 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 844 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 542 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 239 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 3 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Information Science/Studies0-
Education [+] 75 completers-
Education13-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision0-
Special Education and Teaching6-
Special Education and Teaching (other)0-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services0-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services0-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching0-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching5-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education0-
Reading Teacher Education4-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0-
Social Studies Teacher Education0-
Education (other)47$39,400
Engineering [+] 22 completers-
Engineering0-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering8-
Chemical Engineering2-
Civil Engineering6-
Computer Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3-
Mechanical Engineering3-
Engineering (other)0-
Engineering Technology [+] 1 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Engineering/Industrial Management1-
Legal Studies [+] (2 completers) 30 completers-
Law0-
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence5-
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law13-
Health Law12-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)0-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 3 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Gerontology3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)0-
Psychology [+] 26 completers-
Psychology0-
Clinical Psychology26-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 4 completers-
0-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration4-
Human Services [+] (2 completers) 157 completers-
0-
Public Administration5-
Social Work152$45,500
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (4 completers) 109 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management21-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management4-
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (other)0-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (other)0-
Public Health Education and Promotion0-
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing81-
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing0-
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing0-
Nursing Education1-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)2-
Business [+] 98 completers-
Business/Commerce17$69,600
Business Administration and Management57-
Accounting0-
Accounting and Related Services (other)0-
Financial Planning and Services0-
Hospitality Administration/Management0-
Tourism and Travel Services Management11-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration0-
Human Resources Management and Services (other)0-
Management Science0-
Taxation0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (other)13-
Total542
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 3 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration0-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1-
Education (other)2-
Legal Studies [+] 0 completers-
Law0-
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law0-
Health Law0-
Human Services [+] 5 completers-
0-
Social Work5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (other)0-
Public Health Education and Promotion0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing0-
Nursing Science0-
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing0-
Nursing Education9-
Nursing Practice3-
Total60
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology [+] 34 completers-
Clinical Psychology34$46,300
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 44 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Physical Therapy/Therapist44-
Total239
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services0-
Legal Studies [+] 0 completers-
Law0-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Gerontology0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Nursing Education0-
Total0
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing3-
Total3

Graduate Student Population at Widener

For academic year 2021-2022, total 3,238 students enrolled into Widener University graduate schools where it has total 6,621 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,754 full-time and 1,484 part-time graduate students. By gender, 897 male and 2,341 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
Total3,2388972,341
Full-time1,7546421,112
Part-tme1,4842551,229
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,881 White (58.09%), 540 Black/African American (16.68%), 200 Hispanic (6.18%), 111 Asian (3.43%), and 506 students with other races. 90 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,2388972,341
American Indian/Native American11110
Asian1113675
Black/African American540121419
Hispanic20047153
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White1,8815581,323
Two More781860
Un-Known32766261
Non-resident Alien905040
Widener University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 3,064 graduate students (94.63% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 159 graduate students (4.91% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,238
Enrolled Online Exclusively3,064
Enrolled Some Online Courses159
Not in Online Courses15

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