Public Administration in Georgia

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Schools Offering Public Administration Programs in Georgia


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Georgia receive public administration degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 427 public administration professionals graduate from Georgia's 20 public administration schools.

Top Schools

University of Georgia, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a public administration program. It is located in Athens. 66 students graduated with a degree in public administration from University of Georgia in 2010. Students at University of Georgia paid $8,736 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Georgia that has a public administration program is Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, which was ranked 19th in the country in 2010, is located in Atlanta. In 2010, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus graduated 36 students from its public administration program. The tuition rate at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was $8,716 per year.

The third-ranked school in Georgia with a public administration program is Georgia State University, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 32nd nationwide. 94 students graduated with degree in public administration from Georgia State University in 2010. Students at Georgia State University paid $8,698 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Public administration schools in Georgia, charge students an average tuition of $9,160 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $20,130 per year, or as little as $4,592 per year. The Georgia public administration schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Brenau University - located in Gainesville, students are charged $20,130 per year
  2. Clark Atlanta University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $17,954 per year
  3. South University-Savannah - located in Savannah, students are charged $15,285 per year

The following Georgia public administration schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Albany State University - located in Albany, students are charged $4,592 per year
  2. Kennesaw State University - located in Kennesaw, students are charged $5,042 per year
  3. Augusta State University - located in Augusta, students are charged $5,184 per year

A public administration degree from a Georgia school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs public administration graduates in Georgia pursue include chief executive officer, economic development specialist, and community development planner. Georgia had 16,850 public administration professionals in 2010. 2,000 of these public administration professionals were legislators, 14,110 were chief executive officers, and 190 were economic development specialists. The largest populations of Georgia public administration professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 10,560 public administration professionals
  2. Appling County - 760 public administration professionals
  3. Banks County - 700 public administration professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of public administration professionals is expected to grow by 2% by 2018. There are projected to be 26,390 public administration professionals working in Georgia then. Of these 26,390 public administration professionals, the government predicts that 2,050 will be legislators, 23,500 will be chief executive officers, and 240 will be economic development specialists.

Salary

public administration professionals in Georgia earn $85,953 per year on average. However, Georgia public administration professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,480 per year to more than $138,670 per year in 2010. Public administration professionals in the following Georgia counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Brantley County - $158,720 per year
  2. Murray County - $151,100 per year
  3. Hall County - $150,610 per year

On average, public administration professionals earn the least in the following Georgia counties:

  1. Burke County - $70,147 per year
  2. Baker County - $74,825 per year
  3. Brooks County - $76,550 per year

On average, the highest paid public administration professionals in Georgia were:

  1. Chief Executive Officer - $173,210 per year
  2. Economic Development Specialist - $93,610 per year
  3. Community Development Planner - $57,460 per year

On average, the lowest paid public administration professionals in Georgia were:

  1. Community Development Planner - $57,460 per year
  2. Legislator - $19,530 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in public administration in Georgia and to compare salaries with various related fields such as sociology or political science, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Public Administration in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Public Administration in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Chief Executives 14,110 $173,210 -16.1%
2
Legislators 2,000 $19,530 58.7%
3
Urban and Regional Planners 550 $57,460 22.2%
4
Economists 190 $93,610 -20.8%
 

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