Anchorage has a total population of 260,283 and a student population of 19,599. Of these students, 17,276 are enrolled in schools that offer public administration programs.
Anchorage's largest public administration school is University of Alaska Anchorage. Approximately 12 students graduated in 2010 from University of Alaska Anchorage with credentials in public administration.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a public administration degree from one of Anchorage's public administration schools. Tuition in 2009 at Anchorage's public administration schools was $16,604 per year for instate students and $26,504 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,154 for public administration related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Anchorage-based public administration schools, you will have an added expense of $8,430 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,542.
Many public administration graduates choose to work as public administration professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Anchorage, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,640 public administration professionals working in Alaska and 530 working in the greater Anchorage area in 2010. Anchorage's public administration professional workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.