William & Mary Graduate Schools

William & Mary (referred to as W & M) is a Public, 4 years school located in Williamsburg, VA. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) 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 William & Mary is $16,618 for Virginia residents and $34,978 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,974 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,517 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

William & Mary (referred to as W & M) is a Public, 4 years school located in Williamsburg, VA. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (7/1/1921 - Current[Estimated Date]).
W & M Directory Information
School NameWilliam & Mary (W & M)
Address200 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
Phone757-221-4000
Webhttps://www.wm.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.wm.edu/admission
Financial Infohttps://www.wm.edu/financialaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at William & Mary is $16,618 for Virginia residents and $34,978 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,974 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,517 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 75 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 4 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$34,978
$16,618 for Virginia Residents
Student Population2,974
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs75 graduate programs
(4 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio12 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at William & Mary is $16,618 for Virginia residents and $34,978 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $584 for Virginia residents and $1,573 for out-of-state students.
William & Mary offers the alternative tuition plans.
William & Mary 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, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)4 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
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of William & Mary is $16,618 for Virginia residents and $34,978 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.51% 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$9,630$5,372$25,920$5,944
2018-2019$10,064$5,696$27,086$6,268
2019-2020$10,516$5,924$28,305$6,495
2020-2021$10,516$5,924$28,305$6,495
2021-2022$10,516$6,102$28,305$6,673
The graduate school tuition & fees of W & M is relatively expensive 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
William & Mary$16,618$34,978
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 $15,812 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at William & Mary. On-campus living costs are increased by 2.64% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $15,812. Off-campus living costs are increased by 2.64% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$11,799$2,143$11,799$2,650
2018-2019$12,236$2,160$12,236$2,665
2019-2020$12,926$2,041$12,926$2,041
2020-2021$13,356$2,050$13,356$2,050
2021-2022$13,736$2,076$13,736$2,076
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $584 for Virginia residents and $1,573 for other students at William & Mary. 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$535$1,265
2018-2019$560$1,325
2019-2020$584$1,573
2020-2021$584$1,573
2021-2022$584$1,573
The law school tuition at William & Mary is $36,335 for Virginia residents and $47,553 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at William & Mary.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at William & Mary
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Law$29,887$6,448$40,533$7,020

Graduate Programs at W & M

William & Mary offers 39 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, 1,029 students have completed their study at William & Mary.
Offered Degrees at William & Mary
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree201744
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship9060
Doctor's degree - other10180
Post Bachelor's Degree7234
Post Master's Degree2111
Total3941,029
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at William & Mary by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Management Science program with 15 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 329 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 180 completers.
William & Mary offers 39 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,029 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 744 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 180 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 34 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 11 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 5 completers-
American/United States Studies/Civilization5-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences13-
Education [+] 112 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction62$46,400
Educational Leadership and Administration26$39,100
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services24$39,600
Legal Studies [+] 37 completers-
Legal Professions and Studies (other)37-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 15 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences8-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography7-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences1-
Physical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Chemistry3-
Physics6-
Psychology [+] 21 completers-
Psychology12-
Educational Psychology9-
Human Services [+] 3 completers-
Public Policy Analysis3-
Social Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Anthropology4-
Business [+] (1 completers) 508 completers-
Business Administration and Management329$65,700
Accounting71-
Management Science108-
Marketing/Marketing Management0-
History [+] 16 completers-
History16-
Total744
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 7 completers-
American/United States Studies/Civilization7-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences11-
Education [+] 21 completers-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)16-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services5-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography9-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 2 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences2-
Physical Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Physics6-
Social Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Anthropology2-
History [+] 2 completers-
History2-
Total60
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 180 completers-
Law180-
Total180
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 16 completers-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism13-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor3-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 1 completers-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1-
Social Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling0-
Business [+] 15 completers-
Management Science15-
Total34
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Psychology [+] 11 completers-
Educational Psychology11-
Total11

Graduate Student Population at W & M

For academic year 2021-2022, total 2,974 students enrolled into William & Mary graduate schools where it has total 9,517 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,741 full-time and 1,233 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,269 male and 1,705 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
Total2,9741,2691,705
Full-time1,741783958
Part-tme1,233486747
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,917 White (64.46%), 243 Black/African American (8.17%), 177 Hispanic (5.95%), 150 Asian (5.04%), and 487 students with other races. 269 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,9741,2691,705
American Indian/Native American844
Asian1506387
Black/African American24377166
Hispanic17770107
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander734
White1,9178071,110
Two More1094762
Un-Known945044
Non-resident Alien269148121
William & Mary offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,046 graduate students (35.17% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 473 graduate students (15.90% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total2,974
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,046
Enrolled Some Online Courses473
Not in Online Courses1,455
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at William & Mary. 835 students are aged 20 to 24 (28.08% of total students), 136 students are aged above 50 (4.57%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at William & Mary.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,9741,2691,705
Age 20-21411229
Age 22-24794330464
Age 25-29923408515
Age 30-34479236243
Age 35-39286123163
Age 40-49315123192
Age 50-641313398
Over 64541

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