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Public Administration Schools in California

There are 35 California schools offering public administration programs. In 2010, 1,665 students graduated from programs at California public administration schools. 1,267 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 376 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

1,614 students graduate from public administration programs in this state, on average, each year. This accounts for around 12% of students who schools in the United States graduate from public administration programs. Out of those, three students graduated with certificates in public administration, eight with a degree at the associate's level, 376 with a bachelor's level degree, 1,267 with a master's level degree, and 11 with a doctorate level degree.

35 public administration schools are located in California. And out of these, 12 schools are private, while 23 schools are public. Public public administration school tuition varies from $4,464 to $11,029, while tuition at a private public administration school varies from $11,088 to $36,380.

Average tuition for programs in public administration is $10,224. The lowest tuition in California, which is $4,464 each year, is at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley, while the highest tuition for programs in public administration, which is $36,380 per year, is at the University of San Francisco.

Schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for public administration students.

Public Administration Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

1,614 students graduate from public administration programs in this state, on average, each year. This accounts for around 12% of students who schools in the United States graduate from public administration programs. Out of those, three students graduated with certificates in public administration, eight with a degree at the associate's level, 376 with a bachelor's level degree, 1,267 with a master's level degree, and 11 with a doctorate level degree.

Public Administration Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 6
  • Certificate 2007: 7
  • Certificate 2008: 9
  • Certificate 2009: 3
  • Certificate 2010: 3
  • Associate 2006: 12
  • Associate 2007: 6
  • Associate 2008: 7
  • Associate 2009: 10
  • Associate 2010: 8
  • Bachelor 2006: 427
  • Bachelor 2007: 413
  • Bachelor 2008: 428
  • Bachelor 2009: 386
  • Bachelor 2010: 376
  • Master 2006: 962
  • Master 2007: 1099
  • Master 2008: 1104
  • Master 2009: 1074
  • Master 2010: 1267
  • Doctorate 2006: 26
  • Doctorate 2007: 20
  • Doctorate 2008: 15
  • Doctorate 2009: 24
  • Doctorate 2010: 11

Public Administration Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 52 public administration programs. Of these programs, 55.8% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level, the doctoral level, and the associates level.

Public Administration Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 3
  • Associate: 2
  • Bachelor: 16
  • Master: 29
  • Doctorate: 2

Career Trends

Legislators — Salary by Percentile

Legislators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31200
  • 25th Percentile: 36600
  • Median: 47590
  • 75th Percentile: 66090
  • 90th Percentile: 87540

Economists — Salary by Percentile

Economists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 52460
  • 25th Percentile: 64890
  • Median: 89780
  • 75th Percentile: 121170
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Career Trends

Legislators — Employment Trend

Legislators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37170
  • Median Salary 2007: 41220
  • Median Salary 2008: 42140
  • Median Salary 2009: 45640
  • Median Salary 2010: 47590
  • Total Employed 2006: 2830
  • Total Employed 2007: 2800
  • Total Employed 2008: 3150
  • Total Employed 2009: 3210
  • Total Employed 2010: 2890

Economists — Employment Trend

Economists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 79780
  • Median Salary 2007: 86300
  • Median Salary 2008: 88080
  • Median Salary 2009: 89880
  • Median Salary 2010: 89780
  • Total Employed 2006: 800
  • Total Employed 2007: 730
  • Total Employed 2008: 870
  • Total Employed 2009: 1070
  • Total Employed 2010: 1530

California vs National Public Administration Employment

California vs National Public Administration Employment

  • Employed in California: 5.598% (4420)

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1. California State University - Fresno

5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740
(559) 278-4240

California State University-Fresno is near the heart of downtown. FS offers two programs in public administration. Out of those, Fresno State University offers one degree at the bachelor's level in public administration to students and one master's level public administration degree. Overall, 20,932 students pursue degrees in 87 programs at Fresno State.

2. The University of Phoenix - San Diego

3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123-4403
(800) 473-4346

The University of Phoenix-San Diego offers one program in public administration and it is 7.2 miles from the center of the city. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

3. The University of La Verne

1950 Third St
La Verne, CA 91750-4401
(909) 593-3511x4900

The University of La Verne is in the suburbs of La Verne, California. It offers three public administration programs. Specifically, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in public administration by this mid-sized school, one master's level public administration degree, and one doctorate level degree in public administration. It is a 4-year institution. La Verne is the sixth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in public administration.

4. California State University - Monterey Bay

100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
(831) 582-3330

California State University-Monterey Bay, which is very close to Seaside, California, is located in a rural setting and this university offers one program in public administration. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

5. The Monterey Institute of International Studies

460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 647-4100

The Monterey Institute of International Studies offers two public administration programs. More specifically, students are offered one public administration certificate by this school and one degree at the master's level in public administration. It is in the suburbs of Monterey, California.

6. The University of Phoenix - Central Valley

45 Riverpark Pl W Ste 300
Fresno, CA 93720-1562
(800) 266-2107

The University of Phoenix-Central Valley is a for-profit 4-year institution. UOPX, which is 7.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Fresno, CA. This school is one of several campuses. Phoenix offers two certificates, 28 bachelors level degrees, and seven masters level degrees to students. In 2010, 2,554 students sought degrees from the 34 programs at this school. It offers subjects such as human resources and psychology. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

7. Golden Gate University - San Francisco

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
(415) 442-7800

Golden Gate University-San Francisco offers one public administration program and Golden Gate is near the heart of downtown. 3,778 students seek degrees in 27 programs at this school, overall.

8. Sonoma State University

1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
(707) 664-2880

Sonoma State University is located in the suburbs of Rohnert Park, California and SSU offers one program in public administration. It is a public 4-year institution.

9. San Diego State University - Imperial Valley

720 Heber Ave
Calexico, CA 92231
(760) 768-5500

San Diego State University-Imperial Valley is located in Calexico, CA. It offers two programs in public administration. Out of those, this school offers one bachelor's level public administration degree to students and one degree at the master's level in public administration. Overall, 872 students pursue degrees in 15 SDSU-IV programs.

10. California State University - San Bernardino

5500 University Pky
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
(909) 537-5000

California State University-San Bernardino is near the heart of downtown and CSUSB offers one public administration program. This university is one of 28 research universities in California. Cal State San Bernardino is the tenth biggest institution in the state of California offering public administration in terms of programs.

11. Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(909) 558-1000

Loma Linda University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1905. This school is in the suburbs of Loma Linda, California. This school offers students 42 certificates, five degrees at the associates level, 16 degrees at the bachelors level, 53 masters level degrees, and 29 degrees at the doctoral level. 4,266 students sought degrees from the 87 programs at this school in 2010. It offers subjects such as advanced nursing and biochemistry. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits it. LLU is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California.

12. California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 869-7659

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is 4.0 miles from the center of the city and Cal Poly Pomona offers one public administration program. Cal Poly Pomona is a public, 4-year, research institution. Cal Poly Pomona is the tenth biggest institution in the state of California offering public administration.

13. California State University - Bakersfield

9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
(661) 654-2782

California State University-Bakersfield is near the heart of downtown. It offers two public administration programs. More specifically, this school offers students one public administration degree at the bachelor's level and one master's level degree in public administration. CSUB is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California. Cal State Bakersfield is the fifth biggest institution in the state of California offering public administration in terms of programs.

14. The University of Phoenix - Southern California

3100 Bristol Street- Suite 500
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3099
(800) 888-1968

The University of Phoenix-Southern California, which is near the center of the city, is located in Costa Mesa, CA and Phoenix offers one public administration program. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

15. The University of Phoenix - Bay Area

3590 N First St
San Jose, CA 95134-1805
(800) 266-2107

The University of Phoenix-Bay Area offers one public administration program and this school, which is 5.5 miles from the center of the city, is in San Jose, CA.

16. National University

11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1011
(800) 628-8648

National University is in La Jolla, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in public administration. Specifically, this big school offers one public administration degree at the bachelor's level to students and one master's level public administration degree. This school is a 4-year institution.

17. Notre Dame de Namur University

1500 Ralston Ave
Belmont, CA 94002-1908
(650) 508-3500

Notre Dame de Namur University is located in the suburbs of Belmont, California and this school offers one public administration program. This small school is the oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in public administration.

18. California State University - Chico

First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929-0150
(530) 898-6116

California State University-Chico offers two public administration programs. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level public administration degree by it and one degree at the master's level in public administration. This school is near the center of the city. This school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

19. California State University - Fullerton

800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
(657) 278-2011

California State University-Fullerton is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown. CSUF offers two programs in public administration. Specifically, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in public administration by CSU Fullerton and one public administration degree at the master's level. This school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

20. Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
(619) 482-6550

Southwestern College is located in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California. It offers two public administration programs. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in public administration and one degree at the associate's level in public administration. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering public administration programs.

21. California State University - East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
(510) 885-3000

California State University-East Bay, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Hayward, CA and CSUEB offers one program in public administration. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

22. California State University - Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St
Carson, CA 90747-0005
(310) 243-3300

California State University-Dominguez Hills, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Carson, CA. It offers two public administration programs. More specifically, CSUDH offers students one bachelor's level public administration degree and one master's level degree in public administration. 13,854 students seek degrees in 60 CSU Dominguez Hills programs, overall.

23. San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000

San Jose State University offers one public administration program and it is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown. Overall, 29,076 students pursue degrees in 136 programs at this university.

24. California State University - Stanislaus

One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382-0299
(209) 667-3122

California State University-Stanislaus is in the suburbs of Turlock, California and it offers one program in public administration. It is one of 28 research universities in California.

25. Palomar College

1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA 92069-1487
(760) 744-1150

Palomar College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in San Marcos, CA. It offers two public administration programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in public administration by this college and one degree at the associate's level in public administration. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of California offering public administration programs.

26. San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 338-1111

San Francisco State University is 4.8 miles from the center of the city and this university offers one program in public administration. 29,718 students pursue degrees in 138 programs at this public university, overall.

27. California State University - Sacramento

6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819-2694
(916) 278-6011

California State University-Sacramento is near the center of the city and this university offers one public administration program. 27,033 students pursue degrees in 89 Sacramento State programs, overall.

28. California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504-3297
(951) 689-5771

California Baptist University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Riverside, CA and it offers one public administration program. CBU is a 4-year institution. Cal Baptist is the largest institution in the state of California offering public administration in terms of programs.

29. California State University - Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111

California State University-Long Beach is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown and this university offers one public administration program. LBSU is a public, 4-year, research institution.

30. The University of Phoenix - Sacramento Valley

2860 Gateway Oaks Drive- Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833-4334
(800) 266-2107

The University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley offers one public administration program and it is 3.0 miles from the heart of downtown. UOPX is a for-profit 4-year institution.

31. California Lutheran University

60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2787
(805) 492-2411

California Lutheran University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Thousand Oaks, CA and CLU offers one program in public administration. CalLutheran is a 4-year institution.

32. The University of California - Riverside

900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521
(951) 827-1012

The University of California-Riverside is 4.1 miles from the heart of downtown and UC Riverside offers one public administration program. UCR is a public, 4-year, research institution. This big university ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

33. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

One Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-1111

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers one program in public administration and this university is located in the suburbs of San Luis Obispo, California. It is one of 28 research universities in California. In terms of programs, Cal Poly is the third largest institution in the state of California offering public administration.

34. San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-5200

San Diego State University offers two programs in public administration. Of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in public administration by it and one degree at the master's level in public administration. This university is near the heart of downtown. 29,187 students pursue degrees in 150 San Diego State University programs, overall. This large university is the ninth largest institution in the state of California offering public administration in terms of programs.

35. The University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-5555

The University of San Francisco is near the heart of downtown. It offers two public administration programs. Specifically, this school offers one bachelor's level public administration degree to students and one public administration degree at the master's level. 9,557 students seek degrees in 93 programs at USF, overall.

36. California State University - Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-1200

California State University-Northridge offers two public administration programs. Specifically, students are offered one public administration degree at the bachelor's level by this school and one master's level public administration degree. It is in the center of Northridge. Overall, 35,272 students seek degrees in 110 programs at this school. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of California offering public administration in terms of programs.

37. California State University - Los Angeles

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000

California State University-Los Angeles is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in public administration. Overall, 20,142 students seek degrees in 104 programs at Cal State L.A.

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