Columbia has a general population of 84,531 and an overall student population of 48,122. Approximately 31,237 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer public administration programs.
University of Missouri-Columbia is the largest public administration school in Columbia, based on student population. Approximately 39 students graduated in 2010 from University of Missouri-Columbia with credentials in public administration.
In 2010, 40 students graduated with a public administration degree from one of Columbia's public administration schools. Tuition in 2009 at Columbia's public administration schools was $20,741 per year for instate students and $31,832 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,040 for public administration related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,150 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbia-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 Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 7,580 public administration professionals in Missouri, 200 were working in the greater Columbia area. Columbia's public administration professional workforce is projected to decrease by -7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.