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327 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
280 Master's Degrees Annually
#228 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Other Public Administration Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other public administration graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 327
Master’s Degree 280
Basic Certificate 190
Associate’s Degree 63
Graduate Certificate 56
Doctor’s Degree 50
Undergraduate Certificate 5

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

327 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
76% Percent Women
44% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 327 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other public administration in 2019, making it rank #228 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 13
Black or African American 95
Hispanic or Latino 30
White 161
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Other Public Admin. About 4.0% 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 the 2018-2019 academic year, 106 schools offered some type of other public administration program. 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) 12 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 12 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 22 6
Bachelor’s Degree 18 5
Post-Baccalaureate 12 1
Master’s Degree 31 12
Post-Master’s 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 8 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 1

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other public admin.

Major Number of Grads
Social Work 57,499
Public Administration 17,444
Human Services 13,768
Public Policy 6,021
Community Organization & Advocacy 2,832


*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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