Ames has a general population of 50,731 and an overall student population of 28,104. Approximately 27,945 of Ames's students are enrolled in schools that offer public administration programs.
Ames's largest public administration school is Iowa State University. In 2010, Iowa State University graduated approximately 22 students with credentials in public administration.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a public administration degree from one of Ames's public administration schools. If you decide to attend one of Ames's public administration schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,366 per year in instate tuition and $29,586 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for public administration related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ames-based public administration schools, you will have an added expense of $7,277 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,175.
If you plan on staying in Ames after graduating from public administration school, you should know that job prospects for public administration professionals in Ames, which is the most popular public administration profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,820 public administration professionals in Iowa. Of these public administration professionals, 130 were working in the greater Ames area. By the year 2018, the number of public administration professionals is expected to decrease by -1% in Ames. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.