Olympia has a general population of 42,514 and an overall student population of 10,542. Approximately 4,891 of Olympia's students are enrolled in schools that offer public administration programs.
The Evergreen State College is the largest public administration school in Olympia, based on student population. Approximately 54 students graduated in 2010 from The Evergreen State College with credentials in public administration.
A reported 54 students graduated with credentials in public administration in Olympia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,199 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Olympia public administration schools was an average of $29,227 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $924 for public administration related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Olympia-based public administration schools, you will have an added expense of $8,052 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,952.
If you plan on staying in Olympia after graduating from public administration school, you should know that job prospects for public administration professionals in Olympia, which is the most popular public administration profession, are average. In 2010, there were 3,050 public administration professionals in Washington State. Of these public administration professionals, 310 were working in the greater Olympia area. The government projects that the number of public administration professionals in Olympia will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public administration professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public administration professional in Olympia is $70,450 per year. This is the same as the state-wide average salary for public administration professionals.