With an overall population of 21,498 and a student population of 32,304, approximately 32,067 of Fairfax students attend one of Fairfax's schools that offer public administration programs.
George Mason University is the largest public administration school in Fairfax, based on student population. In 2010, George Mason University graduated approximately 159 students from its public administration program.
In 2010, 303 students graduated with a public administration degree from one of Fairfax's public administration schools. If you decide to attend one of Fairfax's public administration schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,314 per year in instate tuition and $35,298 per year in out of state tuition.
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 Fairfax. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
If you plan on staying in Fairfax after graduating from public administration school, you should know that job prospects for public administration professionals in Fairfax, which is the most popular public administration profession, are not very good. There were 8,640 public administration professionals working in Virginia and 9,880 working in the greater Fairfax area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of public administration professionals is expected to increase by 4% in Fairfax. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.