Nick Anderson started last week a series of articles on Qatar’s Education City in the Washington Post.  This particular one focuses on the finance of the education platform located north of Doha.

Doha’s Education City by the numbers: Enrollment, diplomas, faculty, finances

Six U.S. universities run branches in Education City.

According to Anderson, “expenses are said to be fully covered through tuition and a foundation created by the Qatari royal family. Here are details on these Middle Eastern operations.”

Branches are listed in the order they opened.

Virginia Commonwealth

Bachelor’s in art history and in fine arts (fashion, graphic or interior design; painting/printmaking). Master’s in fine arts (design). Opened in 1998.

Students: 323

Faculty: 63

Tuition (undergraduate): $23,724

Graduates in Class of 2015: 58

Graduates since 1998: 508

Estimated annual budget (fiscal 2014): $41,862,161

Weill Cornell Medical College

Pre-medical (non-degree) and doctor of medicine (MD). Opened in 2002.

Students: 291 (18 preliminary, 93 pre-medical, 180 in MD program)

Faculty: 68 (24 for pre-med program, 44 for MD program)

Tuition: $48,880 (pre-med); $50,950 (MD)

Graduates (MD) in Class of 2015: 42

Graduates (MD) since 2002: 223

***Qatar-related expenditures reimbursed in 2014: $121,709,209

Texas A&M

Bachelor’s in engineering (chemical, mechanical, petroleum and electrical/computer). Master’s in chemical engineering. Opened in 2003.

Students: 508

Faculty: 81

Tuition (undergraduate): About $28,900

Graduates in Class of 2015: 105

Graduates since 2003: 635

No budget information available

Carnegie Mellon

Bachelor’s in business administration, computer science, information systems, biological sciences and computational biology. Opened in 2004.

Fall 2015 students: 414

Faculty: 61

Tuition: $49,610

Graduates in Class of 2015: 104

Graduates since 2004: 481

**Reported expenditures in Middle East and North Africa, 2012-13: $54,583,947


Bachelor’s in foreign service (culture and politics; international economics; international history; international politics). Opened in 2005.

Students: 260

Faculty: 48

Tuition: $48,048

Graduates in Class of 2015: 57

Graduates since 2005: 269

*Qatar Foundation support in 2014: $59,540,167


Bachelor’s in journalism and communication. Opened in 2008.

Students: 207

Faculty: 35

Tuition: $48,624

Graduates in Class of 2015: 39

Graduates since 2008: 137

*Qatar Foundation support in 2014: $45,291,694