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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
95,530
growing 2.5%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$6,866
growing 4.28%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$30,018
growing 3.52%
Average Wage
$53,330
growing 0.69%
People in Workforce
683,612
growing 8.66%
Average Employee Age
43.4
declining -0.33%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Public Administration and Social Service and the types of students that study this field. University of Phoenix-Arizona awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Pardee RAND Graduate School and Future Generations Graduate School have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Public Administration and Social Service. Tuition costs for Public Administration and Social Service majors are, on average, $6,866 for in-state public colleges, and $30,018 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Public Administration and Social Service programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Public Administration and Social Service graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Individual & family services is the industry that employs the most Public Administration and Social Service majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Public Administration and Social Service majors, by average wage, is Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Public Administration and Social Service in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Public Administration and Social Service is 43.4, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Public Administration and Social Service degrees, and White students earn the majority (48,522) of the degrees.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Public Administration and Social Service field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Public Administration and Social Service majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Public Administration and Social Service majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Operations Analysis, and Social Perceptiveness.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Public Administration and Social Service majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Active Listening, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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