South Bend has a general population of 107,789 and an overall student population of 16,251. Approximately 8,394 of South Bend's students are enrolled in schools that offer public administration programs.
Indiana University-South Bend is the largest public administration school in South Bend, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 16 students graduated from the Public Administration program at Indiana University-South Bend.
A total of 16 students graduated with credentials in public administration from public administration schools in South Bend in 2010. If you decide to attend one of South Bend's public administration schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,885 per year in instate tuition and $28,582 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public administration program in South Bend. And if you live on campus at one of the South Bend-based public administration schools, you will have an added expense of $6,796 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,089.
After graduating with your credentials in public administration, if you decide to work as a public administration professional in South Bend, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 6,720 public administration professionals in Indiana, 240 were working in the greater South Bend area. The government projects that the number of public administration professionals in South Bend will decrease by -2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.