Tuition and Fees

Our programs are among the best educational values in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. Pennsylvania residents pay an affordable $1,548.00 per course. Out of state students pay just $1,578.00 in tuition per course. There are 10 courses in our program. This means that you may earn your degree for thousands less than at other comparable schools.

frozen tuition 2019-2020
We've frozen tuition costs for the last three years in a row - through 2021-2022. Tuition and fees for our programs are among the lowest in the Philadelphia region and nationwide.
22k estimated investment
Your entire degree is estimated to cost approximately $22,000, including tuition, fees, and allowances for book and graduation expenses.
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Current course tuition for Pennsylvania residents is only $1,548. Out-of-state tuition is just $1,578.

Current Tuition and Fees (2019-2022 Academic Years)

  Tuition Per 3 Credit Course Fees Per 3 Credit Course Total Cost Per 3 Credit Course*
In-State Residents (Online) $1,548.00 $561.00 $2,109.00
Out-Of-State Students (Online) $1,578.00 $601.50 $2,179.50


Comparing Tuition

The table below illustrates how West Chester University's graduate tuition for Pennsylvania residents compares to the published tuition rates at accredited and SHRM-aligned graduate HRM programs in the region.* Note - comparative program costs in the chart below reflect prior academic year rates. Current rates will updated as information becomes available.

Current Tuition - For a single part-time 3-Credit course (tuition only for in-state residents)

School Course Tuition Fees Course + Fees Course Difference  # of Credits Total Cost Total Difference Source
West Chester $1,548.00 $561/Course $2,109.00   30 $21,090.00    Source
St. Francis $2,625.00 tbd $2,625.00 $619.62 30 $26,250.00 $5,160.00 Source
Robert Morris $2,850.00 $240.00/Course $3,090.00 $981.00 30 $30,900.00 $9,810.00 Source
PSU World Campus $2,772.00 tbd $2,772.00 $663.00 33 $30,492.00 $9,402.00 Source
Temple $3,342.00 $163.00/Semester $3,505.00 $1,396.00 30 $35,050.00 $13,960.00 Source
Moravian $3,024.00 $45/Semester $3,069.00 $960.00 36 $36,558.00 $15,468.00 Source
St. Joseph's $3,420.00 $163.00/Semester $3,583.00 $1,474.00 33 $34,830.00 $14,740.00 Source
Villanova $3,105.00 tbd $3,105.00 $996.00 36 $37,260.00 $16,170.00 Source

*Tuition and fees for 2021-2022 for other universities is based on the best available public information. The above chart is correct but is subject to revision. Tuition and fees are subject to change through the course of the program. Students will have other costs such as books which are not included in the figures shown above.

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