Top Public Administration Bachelors degree Programs - 2020

For all the 17,301 degrees granted in Public Administration annually, the majority of them are Masters degree. Out of the 3,061 students graduating with degrees at the Bachelors degree level in the US, 50% percent identify as men and 50% percent identify as women. Though students at schools all over the US study Public Administration, Indiana has the most graduates. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Public Administration is $40,900.

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See where Public Administration is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Public Administration degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Public Administration

If you’re thinking about majoring in Public Administration, then you should look at these top colleges, including Indiana University-Bloomington, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and James Madison University. Indiana University-Bloomington is our best ranked institution for a degree in Public Administration with 614 students graduating with this major annually at the Bachelors degree level. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Public Administration Majors

For Public Administration majors, some of the most in demand jobs include General and Operations Managers, Regulatory Affairs Managers and Social and Community Service Managers. Additionally, Public Administration graduates may land a high salary job, such as Chief Executives or General and Operations Managers.

Top Paying Careers for Public Administration

  1. Chief Executives   (Median Wage: $184,460)
  2. General and Operations Managers   (Median Wage: $100,780)
  3. Transportation Managers   (Median Wage: $94,560)
  4. Postmasters and Mail Superintendents   (Median Wage: $76,900)
  5. Social and Community Service Managers   (Median Wage: $67,150)
  6. Legislators   (Median Wage: $29,270)
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