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Public Policy Schools in Washington

In 2018-2019, 53 students earned their Public Policy degrees in WA.

A Public Policy major is the 172nd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Policy Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 29
Bachelor’s Degree 24

Gender Distribution

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

Public Policy Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 7.5%
  • Black or African American: 3.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.3%
  • White: 56.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 20.8%
Public Policy Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Policy Grads in Washington

13,710 people in the state and 740,490 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public policy.

Public Policy Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Public Policy Jobs in Washington

Public Policy grads earn an average of $84,480 in the state and $99,480 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
31,478 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $15,768. It takes the average student 4.45 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,970 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,900 a year. The student loan default rate is 2.80% which is lower than average.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
12,342 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,175. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. The student loan default rate is 5.80% which is lower than average.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,400 Total Students

79% of the teachers are full time. 61% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.26 years to graduate.

Public Policy Careers in WA

Some of the careers public policy majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 38% $140,010
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $107,270
Education Professors 20% $65,570
Political Science Professors 19% $74,760
Political Scientists 17% $76,660
Social Scientists 16% $73,020
Legislators 10% $48,460

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Social Work 805
Public Administration 371
Human Services 315
Other Public Administration 1

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