There are schools offering public administration degrees in Missouri!
Schools Offering Public Administration Programs in Missouri
Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Missouri receive public administration degrees every year. Thus, Missouri's 15 public administration schools put out approximately 250 public administration professionals each year.
The top-ranked school in Missouri with a public administration program is Webster University, which is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, it was ranked 30th nationwide. 46 students graduated with a degree in public administration from Webster University in 2010. Webster University charged in-state students $21,748 in tuition fees per year.
Lindenwood University, which is located in Saint Charles, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a public administration program. It received a ranking of 43rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Lindenwood University graduated 2 students from its public administration program. Students at Lindenwood University paid $13,540 per year in tuition fees.
University of Missouri-Columbia, which was ranked 43rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a public administration program. It is located in Columbia. 36 students graduated with degree in public administration from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2010. Students at University of Missouri-Columbia paid $8,501 per year in tuition fees.
Tuition at Missouri's public administration schools ranges from $32,656 per year to $6,175 per year. But, the average tuition is $11,378 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Missouri public administration schools were charged at the following schools:
- Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
- Webster University - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $21,748 per year
- Evangel University - located in Springfield, students are charged $16,990 per year
The public administration schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Missouri were:
- Lincoln University - located in Jefferson City, students are charged $6,175 per year
- Southeast Missouri State University - located in Cape Girardeau, students are charged $6,255 per year
- Missouri State University - located in Springfield, students are charged $6,276 per year
A public administration degree from a Missouri school... what next?
Many Missouri public administration graduates become a chief executive officer, economic development specialist, and community development planner. Missouri had 8,160 public administration professionals in 2010. 970 of these public administration professionals were legislators, 6,760 were chief executive officers, and 150 were economic development specialists. In Missouri, the largest numbers of public administration professional work in the following counties:
- Bond County - 4,230 public administration professionals
- Franklin County - 3,920 public administration professionals
- Audrain County - 530 public administration professionals
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of public administration professionals is expected to shrink by -1% by 2018. There are projected to be 8,090 public administration professionals working in Missouri then. Of these 8,090 public administration professionals, the government predicts that 370 will be legislators, 7,040 will be chief executive officers, and 170 will be economic development specialists.
public administration professionals in Missouri make an average of $81,990 per year. In 2010, however, some Missouri public administration professional earned as little as less than $15,810 per year or as much as more than $106,670 per year. On average public administration professional earn the most in the following Missouri counties:
- Christian County - $153,310 per year
- Boone County - $137,630 per year
- Alexander County - $134,240 per year
On average, public administration professionals earn the least in the following Missouri counties:
- Callaway County - $37,070 per year
- Adair County - $66,175 per year
- Butler County - $72,630 per year
On average, the highest paid public administration professionals in Missouri were:
- Chief Executive Officer - $151,580 per year
- Economic Development Specialist - $91,370 per year
- Community Development Planner - $53,660 per year
The public administration professionals with lowest average salaries in Missouri were:
- Community Development Planner - $53,660 per year
- Legislator - $31,350 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Missouri statistics regarding a career in public administration and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as sociology or political science.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration in Missouri
- Master's Degree in Public Administration in Missouri
- Doctoral Degree in Public Administration in Missouri
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Urban and Regional Planners||280||$53,660||-30.0%|
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