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2023 Public Administration Students

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

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College is an awfully consequential investment in one's life; it's a time for personal progress and maturation. Scholars continue to discover who they are and build the essential skills to become a thriving adult. But growth also happens outside a classroom - the interactions one has with their schoolmates, the personal lesson received from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different view. As such, a diverse student experience vastly improves what one gains from the time spent at university.

Public Administration is a more racially diverse subject than average*. 50% of the US' Public Administration majors are white students, followed by latino students (17%), black students (16%), and students of other races**(12%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Metropolitan College of New York&nbspin New York, NY.

Second, Public Administration significatly skews female, with 55% of students majoring in Public Administration identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Colorado State University-Global Campus in Aurora, CO.

Another important type of diversity is wealth diversity. Unfortunately, Public Administration is one of the United States' least fiscally diverse subjects (Bottom 36%). 32% of its students come from households that make below $30,000 a year, 16% are from households earning between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 21% grew up in families earning over $110,000 per year. Oakland University has the most fiscally diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall AZ is the most diverse state for Public Administration. The Southwest is the most diverse region, and the is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 5%

  • Black: 16%

  • Latino: 17%

  • White: 50%

  • Other: 12%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 45%

  • Female: 55%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 32%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 21%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 73%

  • Out of State: 25%

  • International: 3%

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