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2023 Public Administration Cost

There are about 46,631 students enrolled in Public Administration in the USA.

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Public administration is the 338th most expensive degree in the United States, with a median cost of $20,237 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #339, Respiratory Care Therapy, with a median cost of $20,096).

The Far West has the most expensive colleges with first-class public administration programs predominantly led by University of California-Riverside with an annual cost of $41,196. Washington is the most expensive state for public administration led by Seattle University.

Public schools with good programs typically charge 68.93% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 29.28% less than the median private school. So make sure to take a look at public shools in your state ASAP.

The most expensive top 25 college for public administration is Syracuse University, which is the 94th most expensive college in the nation. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Western Carolina University. It costs just $5,000 per year, and it's ranked 46th for its public administration program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, Florida Atlantic University  is probably a good fit for you, ranked #25 with an in-state cost of just $2,522. Another more affordable pick would be #3, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York County, NY with a cost of $6,930 for in-state students and $14,880 for out-of-state students.

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