Norfolk has a general population of 234,403 and an overall student population of 64,591. Approximately 24,013 of Norfolk's students are enrolled in schools that offer public administration programs.
Old Dominion University is the largest public administration school in Norfolk, based on student population. In 2010, Old Dominion University graduated approximately 42 students from its public administration program.
In 2010, 42 students graduated with a public administration degree from one of Norfolk's public administration schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,411 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Norfolk public administration schools was an average of $27,371 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for public administration related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Norfolk-based public administration schools, you will have an added expense of $7,868 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,777.
If you plan on staying in Norfolk after graduating from public administration school, you should know that job prospects for public administration professionals in Norfolk, which is the most popular public administration profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 8,640 public administration professionals in Virginia, 1,130 were working in the greater Norfolk area. Norfolk's public administration professional workforce is projected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.