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Master of Business Administration

Tuition and Fees

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Master of Business Administration

1160 McDermott Drive
West Chester, PA 19380

Phone: 610-436-2608
Fax: 610-436-2439

Tuition and Fees

The West Chester MBA. Top Accreditation. Top Rankings. Top Value. 100% Online.

Because we are a state institution, tuition and fees for our programs are among the lowest in the Philadelphia region and nationwide. Even out-of-state tuition is extremely competitive compared to other schools. Your entire degree is estimated to cost approximately $21,000, including tuition, fees, and allowances for book and graduation expenses. Our online course tuition is among the lowest in the United States. In addition, we are accredited by AACSB International - the premier global accrediting body for business schools.

We are ranked in the top 100 in U.S. News and World Report's rankings of the Best Online MBA Programs for 2018, and we are ranked in U.S. News and World Report's rankings of part-time MBA programs for 2018. We are also ranked as #38 in U.S. News and World Report's rankings of the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans for 2018. These are the best online MBA programs that help veterans reduce the cost of school.

Current Tuition and Fees (2017-2018 Academic Year)


Tuition Per 3 Credit Course

Fees Per 3 Credit Course

Total Cost Per 3 Credit Course

In-State Residents (Online)




Out-Of-State Students (Online)






Comparing Tuition

Current tuition for Pennsylvania residents for a 3-credit MBA course is only $1,500 and is by far the lowest tuition rate for any MBA program in the Philadelphia area and one of the lowest cost AACSB-accredited MBA Programs in the country. For out-of-state residents taking courses online the tuition is only 2% above the in-state tuition rate at $1,530. The table below illustrates how West Chester University's graduate tuition for Pennsylvania residents compares to the published tuition rates at other AACSB-accredited MBA programs in the Philadelphia area.*

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

School Course Tuition Fees Course + Fees Difference # of Credits Total Difference Source
West Chester $1,500.00 $543.15/course $2,043.15   30 $20,431.50    
Rowan $2,211.00 $463.95/course $2,647.95 $631.80 36 $32,099.40 $11,667.90 Source
PSU Great Valley $2,958.00 $285/semester $3,243.00 $1,199.85 30 $32,430.00 $11,998.50 Source
St. Joseph's $3,069.00 tbd $3,069.00 $1,025.85 30 $30,690.00 $10,259.00 Source
LaSalle $3,000.00 $285/semester $3,285.00 $1,214.85 33 $33,000.00 $12,568.50 Source
Widener $3,012.00 $50/semester $3,062.00 $1,018.85 33 $34,232.00 $13,800.50 Source
Delaware $2,437.50 tbd $2,437.50 $394.35 42 $34,125.00 $13,693.50 Source
Rutgers Camden $3,474.00 tbd $3,474.00 $1,430.85 42 $48,636.00 $28,204.50 Source
Villanova $3,405.00 $50/semester $3,455.00 $1,411.85 48 $56,080.00 $35,648.50 Source
Temple $3,735.00 $319/semester $4,054.00 $2,010.85 48 $69,968.00 $49,536.50 Source
Drexel $3,918.00 tbd $3,918.00 $1,874.85 51 $66,606.00 $46,174.50 Source


*Tuition and fees for 2016-2017 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.