Public Administration in Missouri

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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.

Top Schools

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.

Cost

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:

  1. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  2. Webster University - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $21,748 per year
  3. 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:

  1. Lincoln University - located in Jefferson City, students are charged $6,175 per year
  2. Southeast Missouri State University - located in Cape Girardeau, students are charged $6,255 per year
  3. 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:

  1. Bond County - 4,230 public administration professionals
  2. Franklin County - 3,920 public administration professionals
  3. Audrain County - 530 public administration professionals

Projected Growth

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.

Salary

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:

  1. Christian County - $153,310 per year
  2. Boone County - $137,630 per year
  3. Alexander County - $134,240 per year

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

  1. Callaway County - $37,070 per year
  2. Adair County - $66,175 per year
  3. Butler County - $72,630 per year

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

  1. Chief Executive Officer - $151,580 per year
  2. Economic Development Specialist - $91,370 per year
  3. Community Development Planner - $53,660 per year

The public administration professionals with lowest average salaries in Missouri were:

  1. Community Development Planner - $53,660 per year
  2. Legislator - $31,350 per year

More Information

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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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,350 miles from location University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia MO 40.0709 41% 31,237
6,405 miles from location Missouri State University Springfield MO 35.1751 57% 20,371
6,244 miles from location Webster University Saint Louis MO 70.0021 38% 19,372
6,242 miles from location University of Missouri-St Louis Saint Louis MO 25.4763 41% 16,534
6,237 miles from location Saint Louis University-Main Campus Saint Louis MO 35.9842 23% 16,317
6,471 miles from location University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City MO 27.6206 38% 14,799
6,476 miles from location Park University Kansas City MO 24.2346 53% 12,775
6,198 miles from location Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau MO 28.8196 47% 10,801
6,252 miles from location Lindenwood University Saint Charles MO 57.1604 55% 10,408
6,342 miles from location Lincoln University Jefferson City MO 15.6751 n/a 3,314
6,369 miles from location Central Methodist University-College of Graduate & Extended Studies Fayette MO 0.893999 n/a 3,134
6,404 miles from location Evangel University Springfield MO 23.9791 50% 1,955
6,471 miles from location University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus Kansas City MO 7.71755 n/a 635
6,250 miles from location University of Phoenix-St Louis Campus Maryland Heights MO 5.45973 n/a 462
0 miles from location University of Phoenix-Springfield Campus Springfield MO 3.68541 n/a 143
 

Curious what studying Public Administration gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Missouri

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Chief Executives + 6,760 $151,580 -12.5%
2
Legislators + 970 $31,350 36.6%
3
Urban and Regional Planners + 280 $53,660 -30.0%
4
Economists + 150 $91,370 -6.3%
 

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