Des Moines has a general population of 198,682 and an overall student population of 11,849. Approximately 5,653 of Des Moines's students are enrolled in schools that offer public administration programs.
The largest public administration school in Des Moines, by student population, is Drake University. Approximately 72 students graduated in 2010 from Drake University with credentials in public administration.
In 2010, 72 students graduated with a public administration degree from one of Des Moines's public administration schools. In 2009 tuition at public administration schools in Des Moines was $25,622 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public administration program in Des Moines. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Des Moines-based public administration schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many public administration graduates choose to work as public administration professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Des Moines, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 public administration professionals in Iowa were working in the greater Des Moines area. By the year 2018, the number of public administration professionals is expected to decrease by -1% in Des Moines. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.