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Public Administration at American University

Every public administration school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the public admin program at American University stacks up to those at other schools.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 14,001.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Public Administration section at the bottom of this page.

The American University Public Administration Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Public Admin
  • Doctorate Degree in Public Admin

The American University Public Administration Rankings

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

There were 5 students who received their doctoral degrees in public admin, making the school the #16 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Public Admin Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public admin majors at American University.

The American University Public Administration Master’s Program

63% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 37% of public admin master's degrees went to men and 63% went to women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a master's in public admin.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 56
International Students 19
Other Races/Ethnicities 66

Careers That Public Admin Grads May Go Into

A degree in public admin can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
General and Operations Managers 25,930 $150,970
Managers 19,910 $147,460
Chief Executives 1,880 $247,500
Social and Community Service Managers 830 $101,360
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 510 $141,040


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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