Petersburg has a total population of 33,740 and a student population of 7,088. Of these students, 5,366 are enrolled in schools that offer public administration programs.
Of the 1 public administration schools in Petersburg, the largest public administration school, by student population, is Virginia State University. In 2010, Virginia State University graduated approximately 7 students with credentials in public administration.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a public administration degree from one of Petersburg's public administration schools. If you decide to attend one of Petersburg's public administration schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,799 per year in instate tuition and $25,133 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for public administration related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,050 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Petersburg, your job prospects are not very good. There were 8,640 public administration professionals working in Virginia and 930 working in the greater Petersburg area in 2010. Petersburg's public administration professional workforce is projected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.