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2022 Best Colleges for Public Administration

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3,195

Graduates Per Year

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$61K

Average Salary

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#111

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

3,195

48% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

184

4% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

110

Creative Writing

3,226

111

Public Administration

3,195

112

Human Sciences

3,142

Cost

Affordable

$20,237

37% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

337

Agriculture

$20,439

338

Public Administration

$20,237

339

Respiratory Care Therapy

$20,096

Salary

High Salary

$48,997

27% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

73

Managerial Economics

$49,548

74

Public Administration

$48,997

75

Physician Assistant Studies

$48,750

Professors

Bad

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

212

Digital Arts

213

Public Administration

214

Public Policy Analysis

Students

Very Diverse

4.3/5

17.93% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

52

Legal Studies

53

Public Administration

54

Management Science

SUMMARY

A degree in Public Administration is not only a valuable choice, but frequently a necessary first step for students hoping to enter a career as an organizational development consultant, a program coordinator, or a city manager. Interestingly, public administration is somewhat popular ranking as the 111th most popular area of study. Last academic year alone, there were 3,195 public administration degrees conferred. In-state tuition for public administration at private colleges is, on average, 3.2 times more pricey than their public rivals.

There are 184 universities that offer this degree. 184 colleges is on par with other programs offered in the United States. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other public administration undergrads, look at universities in Indiana which have more undergraduates admitted to public administration than any other state. less precisely, the top region to study public administration is in the Great Lakes region with Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Indiana University-Bloomington, and Ohio State University-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to study public administration is the Big Ten Conference with Indiana University-Bloomington representing the conference. On that topic, our selection for the best university for public administration is Syracuse University. You may also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The objectively 'best' school does not mean it is the best school for you. There are tons of angels to think about when selecting school. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could impact one's decision on where to go to university. Here at authority.org, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which public administration college is home to the top campus, the answer is Syracuse University. If you are very interested in which college boasts the best campus, then we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more in order to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the schools with the best student life and, from that list, our choice for the university with the best student life for public administration is Syracuse University. Curious why? Keep reading to find out more about Authority's top choices. Many of our picks will probably surprise you.

If cost is a significant deciding factor in your decision on where to go to college, you might consider avoiding Syracuse University. Syracuse University is the most expensive college for public administration, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have a list of the most expensive colleges that could put the price tag at Syracuse University into perspective. Additionally, you may want to know that public administration is the 338th most expensive program in America, with an average associated cost of $20,200. On a broader scale, the most costly state for public administration on our list is Washington with costs at the primary college, Seattle University, of $45,765. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the country for public administration is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with University of California-Riverside with a cost of $41,196, University of La Verne with a cost of $43,440, and Seattle University with a cost of $45,765.

Our cheapest region for public administration is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Colorado State University-Global Campus with a cost of $8,400. In better news, the most affordable school for public administration is CUNY Bernard M Baruch College. Our comprehensive list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying around $9,500 for a degree in public administration. The cost grows by a lot to an average of $21,700 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. Our selection for the college representing the best value for public administration: Syracuse University. Here you will see our comprehensive list about the colleges we see as being the best value overall. Do know, this idea is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for public administration majors vary a lot, but within two-years of finishing the degree graduates will often make around $61,100. There is a lot of variation in earnings potential; top positions can experience pay up to $124,600. Straight out of school, the lowest end positions within the public administration field earn $29,900, which isn't that bad. The top earning grads from public administration graduated from Syracuse University and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of public administration is high, ranking in the 87th percentile of all programs. The university with the most composite diversity for public administration is Seattle University and here you can find our general list for the universities with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Public Administration only is in the 36th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, in the 87th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share, 50%, of scholars majoring in public administration. Additionally, 55% of undergraduates seeking a public administration degree are women.

The median ranking of public administration's professors is 4 stars, a ranking which is right on the average score across all majors; which is a fine. If you want to find the most popular public administration instructor in the country, look no further than Cynthia Ruszkowski at Illinois State University. It may come as a shock, but the best ranked professors for public administration from student rankings are found at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach. As we incorporate data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the university with the best professors for public administration is University of California-Riverside. You will find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the top examples of instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for public administration is San Diego State University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you understand that approaching university from context only informed by superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental problems. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different topics and explore a few of Authority's background pages on beneficial things to think about as you progress with your university search.

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Indiana University-Bloomington

#1 Best Colleges for Public Administration

Indiana University-Bloomington is a very large public university located in Bloomington, IN ranked 280th in the US. It has a total of 34,843 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 77.91% acceptance rate. Indiana University-Bloomington offers 336 different majors and is best known for its Business, Public Administration, and Informatics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,575 for students from Indiana and $35,140 for those from out-of-state, Indiana University-Bloomington is somewhat moderately pricey. 60.07% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home around $47,700 per year, which is 15% above the national median.

Bloomington, IN

www.indiana.edu/

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

46,423

Students

#280

Ranking

$35,140

Tuition

Syracuse University

#2 Best Colleges for Public Administration

Syracuse University is a very large private university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 109th in the US. It has a total of 28,546 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.38% of applicants. Syracuse University offers 368 different majors and is best known for its Broadcast Journalism, Public Administration, and Photojournalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,210 per year, Syracuse University is very expensive. 77.41% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $62,100 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Syracuse, NY

https://www.syracuse.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#109

Ranking

$52,210

Tuition

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

#3 Best Colleges for Public Administration

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a large public college located in New York, NY ranked 62nd in New York. It has a total of 16,573 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 40.53% of applicants. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers 65 different majors and is best known for its Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, and Public Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,930 for students from New York and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is moderately priced. 48.97% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home around $44,900 per year, which is 8% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.jjay.cuny.edu

B

Rating

41%

Acceptance

19,194

Students

#435

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

#4 Best Colleges for Public Administration

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is a large public college located in New York, NY ranked 188th in the US. It has a total of 18,470 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 43.47% of applicants. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College offers 89 different majors and is best known for its Accounting, Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, and Sales and Merchandising programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,930 for in-state students and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is moderately priced. 63.98% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $57,200 per year, which is 38% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.baruch.cuny.edu

A

Rating

43%

Acceptance

22,091

Students

#188

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#5 Best Colleges for Public Administration

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

Barry University

#6 Best Colleges for Public Administration

Barry University is a mid-sized private college located in Miami, FL ranked 28th in Florida. It has a total of 4,005 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 50.99% of applicants. Barry University offers 130 different majors and is best known for its Public Administration, Homeland Security, and Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations programs (nationally ranked 6th, 13th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $29,700 per year, Barry University is somewhat moderately costly. 47.97% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $45,800 per year, which is 10% greater than the national median.

Miami, FL

www.barry.edu

C+

Rating

51%

Acceptance

8,509

Students

#765

Ranking

$29,700

Tuition

San Diego State University

#7 Best Colleges for Public Administration

San Diego State University is a very large public university located in San Diego, CA ranked 168th in the nation. It has a total of 32,543 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 34.13% of applicants. San Diego State University offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Speech-Language Pathology, Gerontology, and Health and Fitness programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, San Diego State University is moderately priced. 72.69% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $51,000 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

San Diego, CA

www.sdsu.edu

A

Rating

34%

Acceptance

37,838

Students

#168

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

California State University-Northridge

#8 Best Colleges for Public Administration

California State University-Northridge is a very large public college located in Northridge, CA ranked 63rd in California. It has a total of 37,218 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 59.34% of applicants. California State University-Northridge offers 152 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Human Sciences, and Radio, Television, and Digital Communication programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Northridge is moderately priced. 59.84% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make approximately $45,400 per year, which is 9% above the national median.

Northridge, CA

https://www.csun.edu

B-

Rating

59%

Acceptance

43,348

Students

#628

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

University of Central Florida

#9 Best Colleges for Public Administration

University of Central Florida is a very large public university located in Orlando, FL ranked 195th in the nation. It has a total of 68,412 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 44.36% acceptance rate. University of Central Florida offers 195 different majors and is best known for its Hospitality Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Physical Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,478 for in-state students and $19,810 for those from out-of-state, University of Central Florida is moderately priced. 66.14% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $45,400 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.

Orlando, FL

www.ucf.edu/

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

80,378

Students

#195

Ranking

$19,810

Tuition

Florida International University

#10 Best Colleges for Public Administration

Florida International University is a very large public university located in Miami, FL ranked 13th in Florida. It has a total of 59,764 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 57.51% acceptance rate. Florida International University offers 250 different majors and is best known for its International Business, Clinical Nutrition Services, and Marketing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,721 for students from Florida and $16,529 for those from out-of-state, Florida International University is reasonably priced. 54.63% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $46,300 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Miami, FL

www.fiu.edu

B+

Rating

58%

Acceptance

72,780

Students

#337

Ranking

$16,529

Tuition

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

#11 Best Colleges for Public Administration

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is a very large public university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 157th in the US. It has a total of 20,856 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting virtually 5 in every 9 applicants. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 422 different majors and is best known for its Rhetoric and Composition, Bioinformatics, and Biological and Physical Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,628 for in-state students and $32,656 for those from out-of-state, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is reasonably high-priced. 67.18% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $53,900 per year, which is 30% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.pitt.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

31,667

Students

#157

Ranking

$32,656

Tuition

Seattle University

#12 Best Colleges for Public Administration

Seattle University is a mid-sized private institution located in Seattle, WA ranked 214th in America. It has a total of 5,205 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.48% of applicants. Seattle University offers 178 different majors and is best known for its Commercial and Advertising Art, Conservation Biology, and Public Administration programs (nationally ranked 5th, 5th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $45,765 per year, Seattle University is extremely expensive. 74.64% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate approximately $56,500 per year, which is 36% over the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.seattleu.edu

A

Rating

78%

Acceptance

8,254

Students

#214

Ranking

$45,765

Tuition

James Madison University

#13 Best Colleges for Public Administration

James Madison University is a very large public college located in Harrisonburg, VA ranked 281st in the nation. It has a total of 21,829 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.75% of applicants. James Madison University offers 92 different majors and is best known for its Community Health Services, Speech-Language Pathology, and Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,250 for students from Virginia and $23,564 for those from out-of-state, James Madison University is reasonably pricey. 78.51% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $56,600 per year, which is 36% over the national median.

Harrisonburg, VA

www.jmu.edu/

A-

Rating

77%

Acceptance

24,152

Students

#281

Ranking

$23,564

Tuition

George Mason University

#14 Best Colleges for Public Administration

George Mason University is a very large public university located in Fairfax, VA ranked 285th in the nation. It has a total of 34,722 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 86.74% of applicants. George Mason University offers 272 different majors and is best known for its Rhetoric and Composition, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Health Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,060 for in-state students and $32,520 for those from out-of-state, George Mason University is reasonably expensive. 72.25% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $59,900 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Fairfax, VA

https://www2.gmu.edu/

A-

Rating

87%

Acceptance

48,678

Students

#285

Ranking

$32,520

Tuition

The University of Texas at Dallas

#15 Best Colleges for Public Administration

The University of Texas at Dallas is a very large public university located in Richardson, TX ranked 231st in the nation. It has a total of 21,317 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 78.59% acceptance rate. The University of Texas at Dallas offers 140 different majors and is best known for its Game and Interactive Media Design, Management Science, and Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,442 for students from Texas and $38,168 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Dallas is quite pricey. 64.75% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $53,100 per year, which is 28% over the national median.

Richardson, TX

www.utdallas.edu

A-

Rating

79%

Acceptance

31,419

Students

#231

Ranking

$38,168

Tuition

Auburn University

#16 Best Colleges for Public Administration

Auburn University is a very large public university located in Auburn, AL ranked 293rd in the United States. It has a total of 25,795 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.67% acceptance rate. Auburn University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Architectural Engineering, and Technical Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $9,816 for in-state students and $29,448 for those from out-of-state, Auburn University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 70.58% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $48,800 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

Auburn, AL

www.auburn.edu

A-

Rating

81%

Acceptance

32,442

Students

#293

Ranking

$29,448

Tuition

University of California-Riverside

#17 Best Colleges for Public Administration

University of California-Riverside is a very large public university located in Riverside, CA ranked 185th in America. It has a total of 22,286 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.52% of applicants. University of California-Riverside offers 176 different majors and is best known for its Botany, Sustainability Studies, and Hispanic-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Riverside is rather pricey. 73.32% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make roughly $49,700 per year, which is 20% over the national median.

Riverside, CA

www.ucr.edu/

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

25,816

Students

#185

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Arizona

#18 Best Colleges for Public Administration

University of Arizona is a very large public university located in Tucson, AZ ranked 2nd in Arizona. It has a total of 37,332 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 84.59% acceptance rate. University of Arizona offers 494 different majors and is best known for its Homeland Security, Physiology, and Pre-Veterinary Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,299 for students from Arizona and $35,326 for those from out-of-state, University of Arizona is reasonably costly. 57.09% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in about $47,300 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

Tucson, AZ

https://www.arizona.edu

B+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

48,653

Students

#359

Ranking

$35,326

Tuition

California State University-Fullerton

#19 Best Colleges for Public Administration

California State University-Fullerton is a very large public institution located in Fullerton, CA ranked 41st in California. It has a total of 40,350 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 52.69% of applicants. California State University-Fullerton offers 114 different majors and is best known for its Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Health and Fitness, and Human Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Fullerton is reasonably priced. 70.58% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring home roughly $47,200 per year, which is 14% greater than the national median.

Fullerton, CA

www.fullerton.edu

B+

Rating

53%

Acceptance

46,588

Students

#344

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

University of Oregon

#20 Best Colleges for Public Administration

University of Oregon is a very large public university located in Eugene, OR ranked 6th in Oregon. It has a total of 20,912 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 81.8% of applicants. University of Oregon offers 224 different majors and is best known for its Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Physiology, and Multimedia Art programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,440 for in-state students and $34,335 for those from out-of-state, University of Oregon is reasonably expensive. 65.06% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $44,800 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Eugene, OR

https://www.uoregon.edu

B+

Rating

82%

Acceptance

25,203

Students

#354

Ranking

$34,335

Tuition

Roger Williams University

#21 Best Colleges for Public Administration

Roger Williams University is a small private college located in Bristol, RI ranked 7th in Rhode Island. It has a total of 5,033 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 85.35% acceptance rate. Roger Williams University offers 109 different majors and is best known for its Legal Support Services, Construction Management, and Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography programs (nationally ranked 4th, 13th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,648 per year, Roger Williams University is quite expensive. 61.2% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate more or less $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Bristol, RI

https://www.rwu.edu

B

Rating

85%

Acceptance

5,411

Students

#455

Ranking

$36,648

Tuition

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

#22 Best Colleges for Public Administration

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is a very large public university located in Norman, OK ranked 2nd in Oklahoma. It has a total of 24,261 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.41% acceptance rate. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus offers 279 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Behavior Studies, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Zoology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,788 for in-state students and $20,169 for those from out-of-state, University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is reasonably priced. 53.71% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in roughly $51,100 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

Norman, OK

www.ou.edu

B+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

32,189

Students

#397

Ranking

$20,169

Tuition

University of La Verne

#23 Best Colleges for Public Administration

University of La Verne is a mid-sized private university located in La Verne, CA ranked 53rd in California. It has a total of 6,057 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 54.82% acceptance rate. University of La Verne offers 87 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Leadership, Child Development, and Physical Education programs (nationally ranked 5th, 5th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $43,440 per year, University of La Verne is rather expensive. 50.43% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in around $49,200 per year, which is 18% above the national median.

La Verne, CA

www.laverne.edu/

B

Rating

55%

Acceptance

9,774

Students

#516

Ranking

$43,440

Tuition

Miami University-Oxford

#24 Best Colleges for Public Administration

Miami University-Oxford is a large public university located in Oxford, OH ranked 11th in Ohio. It has a total of 18,631 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 80.39% of applicants. Miami University-Oxford offers 220 different majors and is best known for its Chemistry Teacher Education, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, and Gerontology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,879 for in-state students and $32,905 for those from out-of-state, Miami University-Oxford is somewhat moderately pricey. 48.98% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% above the national median.

Oxford, OH

miamioh.edu

B+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

22,010

Students

#374

Ranking

$32,905

Tuition

Florida Atlantic University

#25 Best Colleges for Public Administration

Florida Atlantic University is a very large public university located in Boca Raton, FL ranked 20th in Florida. It has a total of 30,624 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting more or less 62.5% of applicants. Florida Atlantic University offers 222 different majors and is best known for its Interdisciplinary Studies, Physiological Psychology, and Social Science Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 4th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $2,522 for students from Florida and $14,374 for those from out-of-state, Florida Atlantic University is moderately priced. 56.93% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $43,200 per year, which is 4% over the national median.

Boca Raton, FL

www.fau.edu/

B

Rating

63%

Acceptance

36,970

Students

#512

Ranking

$14,374

Tuition