MPA Program Data

Employment Outcomes

Of the 111 graduates of the MPA program in 2011-12, we know the employment status of 94. Nearly half (43) work for nonprofit organizations, and 28 work for governments (15 for local governments, 6 each for the federal and state government, and 1 for another country). In addition, 17 work for the private sector, 3 are pursuing doctoral degrees, and 3 are unemployed.

Percentage Distribution of Students 2005-2014

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Average
Female 64 64 65 65 64 61 64 63 61 59 63
Male 36 36 35 36 36 39 36 37 39 41 37

 

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Average
White 46 48 44 50 56 56 48 50 49 52 50
Black 38 37 39 35 34 34 37 36 36 32 36
Asian 7 6 5 6 6 6 6 5 3 3 5
Hispanic 2 2 1 2 2 2 4 2 3 6 3
Multiracial 2 1 2 1 1 2 3 3 5 3 2
Unknown 6 7 9 6 2 1 3 4 3 4 4

 

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Average
International 12 11 13 8 7 4 4 3 1 3 7

MPA Program Completion 2004-5 through 2010-11

About 15% of MPA students leave before their second year, but about 90% of those who start their second year graduate within four years.  The two-year graduation rate is a little below 50%, due to the large number of part-time students, and 70% of those who enter the program graduate within three years.

Number

enrolled

% Retained Year 2 % Graduating Year 2 % Graduating Year 3 % Graduating Year 4
Female 285 87 48 72 78
Male 159 83 46 66 74