- 205 schools of public policy, affairs, and administration in the U.S. are accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
- 11 countries have NASPAA-accredited programs.
- 4.5 percent of average enrollment at public policy schools in 2016-2017 was international.
- 60 percent of students enrolled in NASPAA-accredited graduate programs from 2013 to 2017 were women.
- 30 percent of enrolled students are “Persons of Diversity,” an increase of 5 percentage points since the 2013-2014 school year.
- In keeping with national enrollment trends, the number of students in public policy and administration degree programs has slightly declined in recent years:
19,693 students enrolled
In 2017-2018, public policy and administration graduates worked in the following sectors:
- Pursuing further education
Of the public policy graduates working in government in 2015-2016,
- 14 percent
were employed at the national level,
- 15 percent
at the state or regional level,
- 20 percent
at the local level, and
- 2 percent
worked for foreign governments.
Sources: naspaa.org; onlinempa.unc.edu