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Public Policy Schools in Minnesota

112 Public Policy students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Public Policy major is the 129th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Policy Majors in Minnesota

Public Policy majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 108
Post-Master’s Certificate 3
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 3
Bachelor’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

In Minnesota, a public policy major is more popular with women than with men.

Public Policy Majors in MN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of public policy majors in Minnesota is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.6%
  • Black or African American: 16.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.5%
  • White: 63.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.0%
  • Other Races: 4.5%
Public Policy Majors in MN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Policy Grads in Minnesota

In this state, there are 15,040 people employed in jobs related to a public policy degree, compared to 740,490 nationwide.

Public Policy Jobs Nationwide vs. MN

Wages for Public Policy Jobs in Minnesota

Public Policy grads earn an average of $94,380 in the state and $99,480 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in Minnesota that offer public policy degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
50,734 Total Students

A typical student attending UMN Twin Cities will pay a net price of $17,479. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 81% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.26 years.


Walden University

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
50,360 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,800 a year. This private school has an average net price of $21,276.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
10,035 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.10%. Graduates earn an average $45,400 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
5,054 Total Students

The 5.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. 37% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.28 years.

Public Policy Careers in MN

Some of the careers public policy majors go into include:

Job Title MN Job Growth MN Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 21% $0
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $100,090
Legislators 8% $20,550
Political Science Professors 4% $85,390
Education Professors 4% $68,090
Social Scientists 3% $81,100

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to public policy.

Major Annual Graduates in MN
Social Work 1,823
Human Services 890
Public Administration 460
Community Organization & Advocacy 52
Other Public Administration 15

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