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Public Policy Schools in Texas

In 2018-2019, 247 students earned their Public Policy degrees in TX.

A Public Policy major is the 149th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Policy Majors in Texas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 140
Bachelor’s Degree 81
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 22
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4
Post-Master’s Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

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

Public Policy Majors in TX Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.5%
  • Black or African American: 6.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 19.8%
  • White: 50.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 10.1%
  • Other Races: 6.1%
Public Policy Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Policy Grads in Texas

54,380 people in the state and 740,490 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public policy.

Public Policy Jobs Nationwide vs. TX

Wages for Public Policy Jobs in Texas

Public Policy grads earn an average of $81,070 in the state and $99,480 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 11 colleges in Texas that offer public policy degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

106 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
51,832 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. In their early career, UT Austin grads earn an average salary of $46,000. The average student takes 4.37 years to complete their degree at UT Austin.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
28,755 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years. The 4.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 80%.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
11,649 Total Students

The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at SMU. The student loan default rate of 2.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. An average student at SMU will pay a net price of $36,575.

#4

Rice University

Houston
27 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
7,124 Total Students

The 0.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. This private school has an average net price of $20,879. Of all the students who attend this school, 69% get financial aid.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
46,324 Total Students

In their early career, UH grads earn an average salary of $43,100. The full-time teacher rate is 82%. 22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,335 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1. The student loan default rate of 0.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $66,200 a year.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
3,223 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 97% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 96% of students receive it. In their early career, UST grads earn an average salary of $37,900.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
4,766 Total Students

An average student at DBU will pay a net price of $26,203. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at DBU.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
47,899 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 24 to 1. The student loan default rate is 5.80% which is lower than average. The average student takes 4.71 years to complete their degree at UT Arlington.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
1,027 Total Students

In their early career, Howard Payne grads earn an average salary of $31,100. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $22,371. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
28,644 Total Students

93% of students get financical aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,166. The average student takes 4.69 years to complete their degree at UT Rio Grande Valley.

Public Policy Careers in TX

Some of the careers public policy majors go into include:

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
Medical and Health Services Managers 30% $95,590
Health Specialties Professors 28% $107,590
Legislators 16% $20,120
Political Science Professors 14% $72,480
Education Professors 13% $62,710
Social Scientists 7% $79,590
Political Scientists -2% $88,070

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

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Social Work 3,907
Public Administration 1,077
Human Services 118
Other Public Administration 11

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