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Associate’s Degrees in Public Administration

138 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in public admin. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 64% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.4% of public admin graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Public Admin Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 138 students earned their associate's degree in public admin. This earns it the #172 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in public admin at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 12,640
Bachelor’s Degree 3,195
Graduate Certificate 933
Doctor’s Degree 369
Basic Certificate 152
Associate’s Degree 138
Undergraduate Certificate 17

Earnings of Public Admin Majors With Associate’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for public admin majors with their associate's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for public admin majors who have their associate's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in public admin. About 52.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 65
Women 73
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Public Admin

The racial-ethnic distribution of public admin associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 34
Hispanic or Latino 38
White 47
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 14
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Admin Associate's Degree Students

There are 28 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in public admin. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Central Texas College

Killeen, Texas
27 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for public admin students seekingan associate's degree is Central Texas College. Each year, around 16,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The public admin program at Central Texas College awarded 27 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 11% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

CUNY Medgar Evers College

Brooklyn, New York
18 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for public admin majors who are seeking their associate's degree is CUNY Medgar Evers College. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The public admin program at CUNY Medgar Evers College awarded 18 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 72% of this group were women, and 89% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Frederick Community College

Frederick, Maryland
14 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Frederick Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in public admin. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. The public admin program at Frederick Community College awarded 14 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 43% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Southwestern College

Chula Vista, California
13 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for public admin majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southwestern College. Roughly 18,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 associate's degrees were handed out to public admin majors at Southwestern Community College District. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#5

CUNY Hostos Community College

Bronx, New York
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

CUNY Hostos Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in public admin. Each year, around 7,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 associate's degrees were handed out to public admin majors at Hostos. Of these students, 75% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

County College of Morris

Randolph, New Jersey
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for public admin majors who are seeking their associate's degree is County College of Morris. Each year, around 7,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 associate's degrees were handed out to public admin majors at County College of Morris. About 30% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, Hawaii
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hawaii Pacific University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in public admin. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,250 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 associate's degrees were handed out to public admin majors at Hawaii Pacific University. About 62% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

San Antonio College

San Antonio, Texas
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Antonio College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in public admin. Each year, around 17,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The public admin program at San Antonio College awarded 8 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#9

Lamar Institute of Technology

Beaumont, Texas
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for public admin majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Lamar Institute of Technology. Roughly 3,200 attend the school each year. The public admin program at Lamar Institute of Technology awarded 6 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 83% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, Texas
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tyler Junior College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in public admin. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 associate's degrees were handed out to public admin majors at Tyler Junior College. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#11

Arkansas Baptist College

Little Rock, Arkansas
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arkansas Baptist College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in public admin. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 associate's degrees were handed out to public admin majors at Arkansas Baptist College.

#11

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 11th most popular school in the country for public admin majors who are seeking their associate's degree is South Texas College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their associate's degree in public admin from South Texas College. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 11th most popular school in the country for public admin majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Lorain County Community College. The public admin program at Lorain County Community College awarded 3 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of Maine at Augusta is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in public admin. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their associate's degree in public admin from UMA.

#14

College of Menominee Nation

Keshena, Wisconsin
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

College of Menominee Nation comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in public admin. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 associate's degrees were handed out to public admin majors at CMN. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Navajo Technical University

Crownpoint, New Mexico
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Navajo Technical University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in public admin. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,250 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their associate's degree in public admin from Navajo Tech. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, Maine
1 Yearly Graduations

University of Maine at Fort Kent comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in public admin. The public admin program at University of Maine at Fort Kent awarded 1 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#17

Northwest Indian College

Bellingham, Washington
1 Yearly Graduations

The 17th most popular school in the country for public admin majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Northwest Indian College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 associate's degrees were handed out to public admin majors at Northwest Indian College.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to public admin that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Human Services 4,381
Social Work 1,741
Community Organization & Advocacy 507
Other Public Administration 63
Public Policy 3

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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