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331 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
268 Master's Degrees Annually
#229 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Other Public Administration Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other public administration graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 331
Master’s Degree 268
Basic Certificate 163
Associate’s Degree 98
Graduate Certificate 51
Doctor’s Degree 43
Undergraduate Certificate 3

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Public Administration?

331 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
76% Percent Women
44% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 331 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other public administration in 2018, making it rank #229 in popularity. The major attracts more women than men. About 76% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other public admin majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Public Admin Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 91
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 170
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 24

Geographic Diversity

Other Public Admin appeals to people across the globe. About 0.9% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Colombia
  • Brazil

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

The U.S. Department of Education found that students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree in other public administration made a median starting salary of $45,500 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $35,300 (25th percentile) and $49,475 (75th percentile).


It is possible that some of these people may have taken positions that were not related to other public admin.

Online Other Public Administration Programs

In 2017-2018, 109 schools offered a other public admin program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 11 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 13 1
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 25 3
Bachelor’s Degree 17 6
Post-Baccalaureate 11 0
Master’s Degree 31 11
Post-Master’s 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 9 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

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Major Number of Grads
Social Work 55,945
Public Administration 16,874
Human Services 14,962
Public Policy 5,550
Community Organization & Advocacy 2,775


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