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Public Policy Schools in New York

337 students earned Public Policy degrees in New York in the 2018-2019 year.

A Public Policy major is the 148th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Policy Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 219
Master’s Degree 91
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 22
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 5
Post-Master’s Certificate 5

Gender Distribution

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

Public Policy Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 8.9%
  • Black or African American: 9.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.6%
  • White: 54.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.3%
  • Other Races: 7.4%
Public Policy Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Policy Grads in New York

63,990 people in the state and 740,490 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public policy.

Public Policy Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Public Policy Jobs in New York

Public Policy grads earn an average of $122,440 in the state and $99,480 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 20 colleges in New York that offer public policy degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs
64 Degrees in Major Awarded
17% Graduation Rate
10,424 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.50 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.50%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
23,600 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.08 years. This private institution charges an average net price of $30,494. 9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded

The full-time teacher rate is 38%. The student loan default rate is 2.00% which is lower than average. In their early career, Teachers College grads earn an average salary of $60,000.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
17,944 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $38,700 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. The student loan default rate of 4.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#5

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook
31 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
26,256 Total Students

The average student takes 4.33 years to complete their degree at SUNY Stony Brook. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. The student loan default rate is 2.70% which is lower than average.

#6

The New School

New York
29 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
10,544 Total Students

18% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 87% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.26 years to graduate.

#7

Hamilton College

Clinton
23 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
2,005 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $25,160. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $47,800 a year. The average student takes 4.04 years to complete their degree at Hamilton.

#8

Niagara University

Niagara University
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
3,763 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 5.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,300 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.12 years to complete their degree at Niagara.

#9

Barnard College

New York
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
2,562 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.10 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 50% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
16,463 Total Students

The average student takes 4.71 years to complete their degree at RIT. The student loan default rate of 3.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it.

Public Policy Careers in NY

Some of the careers public policy majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 27% $105,410
Medical and Health Services Managers 22% $123,100
Political Science Professors 19% $103,150
Education Professors 18% $76,060
Legislators 7% $92,140
Social Scientists 3% $82,460

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Social Work 5,400
Public Administration 2,133
Human Services 1,712
Community Organization & Advocacy 909
Other Public Administration 70

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