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Public Policy at Bentley University

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Public Policy at Bentley University

If you plan to study public policy, take a look at what Bentley University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Bentley is located in Waltham, Massachusetts and has a total student population of 5,460. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 students received a bachelor's degree in public policy from Bentley.

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

Bentley Public Policy Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy

Bentley Public Policy Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the public policy progam at Bentley compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The public policy major at Bentley is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Public Policy. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Public Policy Bachelor’s Degree Schools 58
Most Popular Public Policy Bachelor’s Degree Schools 61
Most Focused Public Policy Schools 110
Most Popular Public Policy Schools 123

Public Policy Student Demographics at Bentley

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

Bentley Public Policy Bachelor’s Program

25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 public policy majors earned their bachelor's degree from Bentley. Of these graduates, 100% were men and 0% were women. The typical public policy bachelor's degree program is made up of only 42% men. So male students are more repesented at Bentley since its program graduates 58% more men than average.

Bentley Gender Breakdown of Public Policy Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 75% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in public policy at Bentley are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Policy Majors at Bentley University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Bentley also has a doctoral program available in public policy. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Public Policy Grads May Go Into

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

Occupation Jobs in MA Average Salary in MA
Medical and Health Services Managers 15,380 $133,900
Health Specialties Professors 3,460 $111,230
Education Professors 1,890 $76,230
Political Science Professors 1,020 $136,210


*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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