Carbondale has a general population of 20,681 and an overall student population of 20,350. Approximately 20,350 of Carbondale's students are enrolled in schools that offer public administration programs.
The largest public administration school in Carbondale, by student population, is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In 2010, Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduated approximately 23 students from its public administration program.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a public administration degree from one of Carbondale's public administration schools. Tuition in 2009 at Carbondale's public administration schools was $21,913 per year for instate students and $32,848 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for public administration related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a public administration professional in Carbondale, your job prospects are not very good. There were 19,590 public administration professionals working in Illinois and 530 working in the greater Carbondale area in 2010. Carbondale's public administration professional workforce is projected to decrease by -3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.