Chattanooga has a total population of 155,554 and a student population of 22,629. Of these students, 10,526 are enrolled in schools that offer public administration programs.
The largest public administration school in Chattanooga, by student population, is The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In 2010, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduated approximately 21 students with credentials in public administration.
A total of 21 students graduated with credentials in public administration from public administration schools in Chattanooga in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Chattanooga's public administration schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,938 per year in instate tuition and $29,236 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public administration program in Chattanooga. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,190 per year, on average, for room and board at Chattanooga-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 Chattanooga, your job prospects are not very good. There were 14,290 public administration professionals working in Tennessee and 770 working in the greater Chattanooga area in 2010. The government projects that the number of public administration professionals in Chattanooga will decrease by -5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.