With an overall population of 36,854 and a student population of 4,814, approximately 4,814 of Chester students attend one of Chester's schools that offer public administration programs.
Of the 1 public administration schools in Chester, the largest public administration school, by student population, is Widener University-Main Campus. In 2010, Widener University-Main Campus graduated approximately 2 students from its public administration program.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in public administration in Chester in 2010. If you decide to attend a public administration school in Chester, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,840.
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 Chester. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board at Chester-based public administration schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
Many public administration graduates choose to work as public administration professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 17,550 public administration professionals in Pennsylvania. Of these public administration professionals, 5,290 were working in the greater Chester area. The government projects that the number of public administration professionals in Chester will decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.