With an overall population of 425,257 and a student population of 20,302, approximately 4,656 of Virginia Beach students attend one of Virginia Beach's schools that offer public administration programs.
Regent University is the largest public administration school in Virginia Beach, based on student population. Approximately 51 students graduated in 2010 from Regent University with credentials in public administration.
In 2010, 58 students graduated with a public administration degree in Virginia Beach. If you decide to attend a public administration school in Virginia Beach, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $11,290.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $880 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public administration program in Virginia Beach. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,275 per year, on average, for room and board at Virginia Beach-based public administration schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $20,960.
Many public administration graduates choose to work as public administration professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Virginia Beach, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 8,640 public administration professionals in Virginia, 1,130 were working in the greater Virginia Beach area. Virginia Beach'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.