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Public Policy Schools in Tennessee

85 students earned Public Policy degrees in Tennessee in the 2018-2019 year.

A Public Policy major is the 126th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Policy Majors in Tennessee

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 44
Master’s Degree 25
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 14
Post-Master’s Certificate 14
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2

Gender Distribution

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

Public Policy Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 12.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.9%
  • White: 68.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.1%
  • Other Races: 5.9%
Public Policy Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Policy Grads in Tennessee

There are 18,020 people in the state and 740,490 people in the nation working in public policy jobs.

Public Policy Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Public Policy Jobs in Tennessee

In this state, public policy grads earn an average of $68,690. Nationwide, they make an average of $99,480.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in Tennessee that offer public policy degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
12,824 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 84% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $53,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
28,894 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,142. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at UT Knoxville.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
15% Graduation Rate
7,774 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 97% of students get financical aid. This public school has an average net price of $10,427.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
21,458 Total Students

The average student takes 4.74 years to complete their degree at UofM. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. 68% of the teachers are full time.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
3,927 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.22 years. The 5.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

Public Policy Careers in TN

Some of the careers public policy majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $89,050
Health Specialties Professors 24% $81,650
Social Scientists 14% $61,230
Political Science Professors 11% $73,190
Education Professors 11% $61,200
Legislators 7% $20,210

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

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Social Work 1,208
Public Administration 111
Human Services 97
Community Organization & Advocacy 13
Other Public Administration 2

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