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2021 Most Popular Online Public Policy Schools

14 Colleges
$52,077 Avg Salary
$35,743 Avg Student Debt

Public Policy is the #135 most popular major in the country with 6,021 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Online Public Policy Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 14 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for public policy majors pursuing an online .

Our analysis found Arizona State University - Skysong to be the most popular school for public policy students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. ASU - Skysong is a fairly large public school located in the city of Scottsdale.

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#2

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend SUNY Empire State College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Public Policy Schools list. Located in the small suburb of Saratoga Springs, SUNY Empire is a public school with a large student population.

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#3

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Regent University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Online Public Policy Schools list. Regent is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Virginia Beach.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Southern California. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Online Public Policy Schools list. Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

On average, public policy graduates from USC take out $61,644 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $718.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Public Policy Schools list. UMass Dartmouth is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of North Dartmouth.

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#6

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

With a ranking of #6, University of Kentucky did quite well on this year’s best schools for public policy students. Located in the city of Lexington, UK is a public school with a very large student population.

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#7

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Online Public Policy Schools list. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#8

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

University of North Dakota did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for public policy students. It came in at #8 on the list. UND is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Grand Forks.

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With a ranking of #9, California University of Pennsylvania did quite well on this year’s best schools for public policy students. Cal U is a moderately-sized public school located in the small suburb of California.

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#10

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Walden University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best public policy programs. Walden University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

Public Policy majors at Walden University take out an average of $47,834 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $557, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Public Policy is one of 5 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Work 57,499
Public Administration 17,444
Human Services 13,768
Community Organization & Advocacy 2,832
Other Public Administration 971

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 14 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to The Official CTBTO Photostream.

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