Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for public administration degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,235 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

2% below average compared to other degrees

$ 20,097 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

0% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,185 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

16% below average compared to other degrees

What do public administration graduates earn?

Public administration students make an average of $69,343 per year after graduation. This is 4% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

19% of public administration graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 69,343 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 64% of degrees

19%
% of people underpaid in 2019

4% below average compared to other degrees

Satisfaction

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