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Public Policy Schools in Missouri

17 students earned Public Policy degrees in Missouri in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Public Policy is the 229th most popular major in the state out of a total 293 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Policy Majors in Missouri

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Post-Master’s Certificate 9
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 9
Master’s Degree 6
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2

Gender Distribution

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

Public Policy Majors in MO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 17.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.9%
  • White: 35.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 35.3%
  • Other Races: 5.9%
Public Policy Majors in MO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Policy Grads in Missouri

There are 14,410 people in the state and 740,490 people in the nation working in public policy jobs.

Public Policy Jobs Nationwide vs. MO

Wages for Public Policy Jobs in Missouri

In this state, public policy grads earn an average of $78,320. Nationwide, they make an average of $99,480.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
16,441 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.55 years. 55% of the teachers are full time. A typical student attending UMSL will pay a net price of $10,880.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
15,852 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $27,427. The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1. In their early career, WUSTL grads earn an average salary of $56,500.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
29,843 Total Students

The average student takes 4.41 years to complete their degree at Mizzou. Graduates earn an average $39,400 after graduation. 72% of the teachers are full time.


Saint Louis University

Saint Louis
2 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
14,438 Total Students

The 2.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.20 years to graduate.

Public Policy Careers in MO

Some of the careers public policy majors go into include:

Job Title MO Job Growth MO Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 35% $119,930
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $98,370
Education Professors 18% $69,430
Political Science Professors 16% $73,770
Legislators 8% $18,930
Social Scientists 4% $69,810

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

Major Annual Graduates in MO
Social Work 1,012
Human Services 460
Public Administration 339
Other Public Administration 11
Community Organization & Advocacy 3

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