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2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

There are about 10,397 students enrolled in Public Policy Analysis in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

6,915

Vs. National Avg.

-56%

popularity Rank

#121

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$37K

Vs. National Avg.

54%

cost Rank

#46

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$51K

Vs. National Avg.

27%

salary Rank

#42

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

21%

professors Rank

#71

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

12%

students Rank

#61

SUMMARY

Going to school for Public Policy Analysis is a valuable choice and usually an obligatory first step for students hoping to pursue a career as a public policy analyst, a reporter, or a coordinator of public affairs. Interestingly, public policy analysis is a very rare major being the 142nd most popular area of study. In the last year, there were 2,308 public policy analysis graduates. In-state tuition for public policy analysis at private colleges is, on average, 3.9 times more pricey than their public peers.

With just 93 institutions offering public policy analysis you may have a more finite list of the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other public policy analysis undergraduates, consider looking at institutions in North Carolina which have more students admitted to public policy analysis than any other state. less precisely, the top region to pursue public policy analysis is in the Southeast region with Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of Virginia-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study public policy analysis is the Atlantic Coast Conference with Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of Virginia-Main Campus representing the conference. Based on our extensive list on the best colleges, our belief is that the best college for public policy analysis is Stanford University.

The objectively best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There might be tons more angels to weigh when deciding on institution. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely impact one's inclinations on which college to attend. Here at authority.org, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which public policy analysis college boasts the best campus, the answer is Stanford University. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which college has the top campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand from that list, our pick of the college with the best student life for public policy analysis is Cornell University. Curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about our top choices. Some of our conclusions just might surprise you.

If price is a primary deciding factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about University of Chicago. University of Chicago&nbspis the most expensive school for public policy analysis, at least for out of state attendance. We have an entire list of the most expensive&nbspuniversities that might put the cost of University of Chicago&nbspinto perspective. You may also be interested to know that public policy analysis is the 55th most expensive program in America, with an average cost of $47,800. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for public policy analysis in the country is Massachusetts with costs at the main university, Brandeis University, of $55,340. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for public policy analysis is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for public policy analysis is the Southeast region which is represented by Georgia State University with a cost of $22,389, University of Mississippi with a cost of $24,990, and Regent University with a cost of $17,220. On the bright side, the most affordable college for public policy analysis is Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay around $13,000 for a degree in public policy analysis. That price swells significantly to a median of $33,400 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our selection for the college constituting the best value for public policy analysis: Stanford University. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list about the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspin general. That being said, this section is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for public policy analysis students can vary, but two-years after completing the major graduates will typically make around $61,300. While there is a lot of variation in earnings potential; top positions can make up to $112,200. Straight out of university, the lowest earning opportunities within the public policy analysis field earn $33,100, which could be worse. The highest earning grads for public policy analysis studied at Stanford University&nbspand if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of public policy analysis ranks high, being in the 89th percentile of all majors. The university with the highest composite diversity for public policy analysis is Carnegie Mellon University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Public Policy Analysis major only is within the 34th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 82nd percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share, 51%, of those majoring in public policy analysis. Additionally, 58% of undergraduates pursuing a public policy analysis major are women.

The median score of public policy analysis professors is 4 stars, a score which is surprisingly the median for all majors; this is a fine. If you are curious about the most popular public policy analysis professor in the nation, take a look at Joe West at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. It might be shocking, but the top rated instructors of public policy analysis by student are found at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. As we incorporate data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the college with comprehensively the best instructors for public policy analysis is Stanford University. You can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for public policy analysis is Stanford University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have an extensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, here at Authority we do hope you believe that considering the higher education world with context mainly derived from superlatives can create issues. We at Authority hope you explore our other pages on individual topics and peruse a couple of our helpful background pages on essential details to look for as you progress with your university search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA | https://www.brandeis.edu/

33%

Acceptance

6,403

Students

#65

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uchicago.edu/

7%

Acceptance

20,413

Students

#11

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC | www.unc.edu/

25%

Acceptance

32,160

Students

#69

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Trinity College

Hartford, CT | https://www.trincoll.edu/

36%

Acceptance

2,372

Students

#89

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA | https://www.virginia.edu/

23%

Acceptance

29,237

Students

#38

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY | www.hamilton.edu/

18%

Acceptance

2,085

Students

#44

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Pomona College

Claremont, CA | www.pomona.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

#40

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Barnard College

New York, NY | www.barnard.edu/

14%

Acceptance

2,771

Students

#30

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA | https://www.wm.edu/

42%

Acceptance

9,785

Students

#87

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Arizona State University Digital Immersion

Scottsdale, AZ | www.asu.edu/

73%

Acceptance

69,608

Students

#509

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA | https://www.dickinson.edu/

52%

Acceptance

2,226

Students

#118

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

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