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Public Administration at Columbia University in the City of New York

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Public Administration at Columbia University in the City of New York

If you are interested in studying public administration, you may want to check out the program at Columbia University in the City of New York. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Columbia is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 30,135.

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.

Columbia Public Administration Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Public Admin

Columbia Public Administration Rankings

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Public Admin Student Demographics at Columbia

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public admin majors at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Columbia Public Administration Master’s Program

59% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 374 public admin students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from Columbia, about 41% were men and 59% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 36
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 75
International Students 225
Other Races/Ethnicities 14

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 NY, the home state for Columbia University in the City of New York.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
General and Operations Managers 163,250 $156,260
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Social and Community Service Managers 13,110 $86,700
Chief Executives 10,430 $220,040
Legislators 6,220 $90,050


*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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