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Public Administration & Social Service at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

If you plan to study public administration and social service, take a look at what University of Washington - Tacoma Campus has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

UW Tacoma is located in Tacoma, Washington and approximately 5,329 students attend the school each year. Of the 1,523 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Washington - Tacoma Campus in 2019, 55 of them were public administration and social service majors.

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

UW Tacoma Public Administration & Social Service Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration & Social Service
  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration & Social Service

UW Tacoma Public Administration & Social Service Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks public administration and social service programs across the country. The following shows how UW Tacoma performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The public administration and social service major at UW Tacoma is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Public Administration & Social Service. 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 Administration & Social Service Master’s Degree Schools 174
Most Focused Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools 295

In 2019, 57 students received their master’s degree in public administration and social service from UW Tacoma. This makes it the #232 most popular school for public administration and social service master’s degree candidates in the country.

Public Administration & Social Service Student Demographics at UW Tacoma

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public administration and social service majors at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus.

UW Tacoma Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Program

75% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 55 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Public Administration & Social Service from UW Tacoma in 2018-2019, 25% were men and 75% were women. The typical public administration and social service bachelor's degree program is made up of only 20% men. So male students are more repesented at UW Tacoma since its program graduates 5% more men than average.

UW Tacoma Gender Breakdown of Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 10% more racial-ethnic minorities in its public administration and social service bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Washington - Tacoma Campus with a bachelor's in public administration and social service.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Administration & Social Service Majors at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 25
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

UW Tacoma Public Administration & Social Service Master’s Program

79% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 students earned a master's degree in public administration and social service from UW Tacoma. About 79% of these graduates were women and the other 21% were men. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 20% men graduate in public administration and social service each year. UW Tacoma does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 1% more men than average.

UW Tacoma Gender Breakdown of Public Administration & Social Service Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a public administration and social service master's degree from UW Tacoma, 65% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Washington - Tacoma Campus with a master's in public administration and social service.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Administration & Social Service Majors at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 37
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

UW Tacoma also has a doctoral program available in public administration and social service. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Public Administration & Social Service

The following public administration and social service concentations are available at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Social Work 112

Careers That Public Administration & Social Service Grads May Go Into

A degree in public administration and social service can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for WA, the home state for University of Washington - Tacoma Campus.

Occupation Jobs in WA Average Salary in WA
General and Operations Managers 47,770 $124,810
Managers 11,280 $125,490
Social and Human Service Assistants 8,090 $40,200
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 7,590 $51,990
Medical and Health Services Managers 6,950 $117,970

References

*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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