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Public Policy at Gettysburg College

If you are interested in studying public policy, you may want to check out the program at Gettysburg College. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Gettysburg is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and approximately 2,507 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 29 public policy majors received their bachelor's degree from Gettysburg.

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.

Gettysburg Public Policy Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy

Gettysburg Public Policy Rankings

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

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.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The public policy major at Gettysburg 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 Schools 8
Most Popular Public Policy Bachelor’s Degree Schools 29
Most Popular Public Policy Schools 57

Public Policy Student Demographics at Gettysburg

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

Gettysburg Public Policy Bachelor’s Program

48% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 29 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in public policy from Gettysburg in 2021, 52% were men and 48% were women. The typical public policy bachelor's degree program is made up of only 39% men. So male students are more repesented at Gettysburg since its program graduates 13% more men than average.


About 86% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in public policy at Gettysburg 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 Gettysburg College with a bachelor's in public policy.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 25
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Gettysburg also has a doctoral program available in public policy. In 2021, 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 PA, the home state for Gettysburg College.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Medical and Health Services Managers 16,410 $97,310
Health Specialties Professors 12,420 $95,160
Education Professors 2,690 $70,990
Social Scientists 550 $83,400


*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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