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Associate’s Degrees in Public Policy

3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in public policy. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 33% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Public Policy Majors

In 2018-2019, 3 earned their associate's degree in public policy. This makes it the 278th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 3,219
Bachelor’s Degree 2,308
Graduate Certificate 250
Doctor’s Degree 232
Basic Certificate 9
Associate’s Degree 3

Earnings of Public Policy Majors With Associate’s Degrees

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

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for public policy students who are associate's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in public policy. About 100.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 0
Women 3
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Public Policy

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Policy Associate's Degree Students

There are 2 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in public policy. Learn more about the most popular 2 below:


Saint Peter's University

Jersey City, New Jersey
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Peter's University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for public policy majors who are seeking their associate's degree. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,660 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,186 per year.

The public policy program at Saint Peter's University awarded 3 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Human Services 4,381
Social Work 1,741
Community Organization & Advocacy 507
Public Administration 138
Other Public Administration 63


*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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