MPA Graduation and Employment Rates

MPA Graduation and Employment Rates

 

Graduation Rates

As part of our accreditation with the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the MPA program maintains statistics on student graduation and employment rates. The table below shows student progress toward graduation relative to a two-year expected degree program length. These rates track the performance of students who entered the program five years ago. 

 

Students Initially Enrolled

Students graduated within 2 years

Students graduated within 3 years

Students graduated within 4 years

Total Students Graduated and Persisting to Graduation

Total number of students entering the 2011-2012 cohort

62

24

45

50

52

As of September 2017, 53 students from the 2011-2012 cohort have graduated and 9 have yet to complete the program.

 

 

Employment Rates

 

The most recent employment statistics reflect the number of students who were employed in the profession within 6 months of graduation. Employment is broken out by employment sector. 

Recent (2016-17) Graduate Employment by Sector

Employment Sector

 

Graduates employed in sector
(within 6 months of graduation)  

National or central government in the same country as the program

0

State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program

3

City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program

7

Government not in the same country as the program (all levels) or international quasi-governmental

0

Nonprofit domestic-oriented

9

Nonprofit/NGOs internationally-oriented

2

Private Sector - Research/Consulting

4

Private Sector but not research/consulting

2

Obtaining further education

0

Military Service

0

Unemployment (not seeking employment)

0

Unemployment (seeking employment)

0

Status Unknown

5

Total 

32