Graduates Employed on MPA Completion

Number of graduates employed, by professional sector, within six months of MPA degree completion:

Professional Employment Graduation Year
2015-16
Graduation Year
2014-15
National Government: USA 8% 9%
State or Regional Government 8% 18%
City, County, Other Local Government 24% 12%
Non-US Government 0 0
Nonprofit Domestic 16% 33%
Nonprofit International focus 12% 6%
Private research/consulting 8% 6%
Private non research/consulting 8% 3%
Military Service 0 6%
Unemployed 4% 0
Status Unknown 12% 6%
Total 25 33

The table below reflect the percentage of total students completing the program in five semesters (full-time) and in increments of an additional two semesters (e.g. 150% = 6-7 semesters). The majority of our students work and attend school part-time, leading to longer completion rates. The standard Program Length (PL) is based on a full-time student completing the program in five semesters.

Graduation Rates for MPA, 2009-2015

Academic Year Students Entering 100% of PL 150% of PL 200% of PL Completed after 200% Still Active
2009-10 75 40% 65% 65% 69% 5%
2010-11 54 48% 80% 81% 82% 0%
2011-12 53 42% 55%* 0 NA* 9%
2012-13* 38 42% 61%* 0* NA* 13%
2013-14* 37 41% NA* NA* NA* 54%
2014-15* 55 16%* NA* NA* NA* 84%

*Not yet final.