With an overall population of 9,846 and a student population of 1,177, approximately 1,177 of Independence students attend one of Independence's schools that offer public administration programs.
The largest public administration school in Independence, by student population, is Independence Community College. In 2010, approximately 4 students graduated from the Public Administration program at Independence Community College.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a public administration certificate from one of Independence's public administration schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,480 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Independence public administration schools was an average of $11,760 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public administration program in Independence. And if you live on campus at one of the Independence-based public administration schools, you will have an added expense of $4,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,880.
Many public administration graduates choose to work as public administration professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Independence, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 9,070 public administration professionals in Kansas, 1,530 were working in the greater Independence area. The government projects that the number of public administration professionals in Independence will decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.