With an overall population of 95,658 and a student population of 67,683, approximately 18,020 of Albany students attend one of Albany's schools that offer public administration programs.
The largest public administration school in Albany, by student population, is SUNY at Albany. Approximately 137 students graduated in 2010 from SUNY at Albany with credentials in public administration.
In 2010, 140 students graduated with a public administration degree in Albany. If you decide to attend one of Albany's public administration schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,728 per year in instate tuition and $27,628 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,600 for public administration related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Albany-based public administration schools, you will have an added expense of $10,238 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Albany after graduating from public administration school, you should know that job prospects for public administration professionals in Albany, which is the most popular public administration profession, are not very good. There were 23,870 public administration professionals working in New York and 1,220 working in the greater Albany area in 2010. The government projects that the number of public administration professionals in Albany will decrease by -7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.