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Northwestern University PhD in Computer Engineering

11 Doctor's Degrees Awarded

The main focus area for this major is General Computer Engineering. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Computer Engineering is a major offered under the engineering program of study at Northwestern University. We’ve gathered data and other essential information about the doctor’s degree program in CE, such as if the program is offered online, ethnicity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in CE from Northwestern Cost?

$56,567 Average Tuition and Fees

Northwestern Graduate Tuition and Fees

Part-time graduates at Northwestern paid an average of $6,649 per credit hour in 2019-2020. This tuition was the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

In StateOut of State

Does Northwestern Offer an Online PhD in CE?

Northwestern does not offer an online option for its CE doctor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Northwestern Online Learning page.

Northwestern Doctorate Student Diversity for CE

11 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
27.3% Women
18.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 11 doctor’s degrees in CE handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their doctor’s degree in CE in 2019-2020, 27.3% of them were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 22.1%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Around 18.2% of CE doctor’s degree recipients at Northwestern in 2019-2020 were awarded to racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 9%.

Race/EthnicityNumber of Students
Black or African American0
Hispanic or Latino0
Native American or Alaska Native0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0
International Students9
Other Races/Ethnicities0

PhD in CE Focus Areas at Northwestern

Computer Engineering students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus AreaAnnual Graduates
General Computer Engineering11

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Related MajorAnnual Graduates
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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