Public Administration Schools In California

California has 57 accredited public administration schools where public administration faculty who teach public administration classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in public administration in the state of California, which encompasses public administration training at the following levels:

  • Public Administration Certificate
  • Associates degree in Public Administration
  • Bachelors degree in Public Administration
  • Masters degree in Public Administration
  • PhD degree in Public Administration


Schools

  1. College of Alameda

    555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda, California 94501

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  2. California Baptist University

    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

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  3. California Lutheran University

    60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, California 91360-2787

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  4. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

    One Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, California 93407

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  5. California State University-Bakersfield

    9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, California 93311-1099

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  6. California State University-Stanislaus

    One University Circle, Turlock, California 95382-0299

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  7. California State University-San Bernardino

    5500 University Pky, San Bernardino, California 92407-2397

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  8. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, California 91768

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  9. California State University-Chico

    First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150

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  10. California State University-Dominguez Hills

    1000 E Victoria St, Carson, California 90747-0005

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  11. California State University-Fresno

    5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, California 93740

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  12. California State University-Fullerton

    800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, California 92831-3599

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  13. California State University-East Bay

    25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, California 94542

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  14. California State University-Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115

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  15. California State University-Los Angeles

    5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, California 90032

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  16. California State University-Northridge

    18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330

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  17. California State University-Sacramento

    6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694

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  18. University of California-Berkeley

    Berkeley, California 94720

    21 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. University of California-Irvine

    Irvine, California 92697

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  20. University of California-Los Angeles

    405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90095-1405

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  21. University of California-Riverside

    900 University Ave, Riverside, California 92521

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  22. Claremont Graduate University

    150 E Tenth St, Claremont, California 91711-6160

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  23. Golden Gate University-San Francisco

    536 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94105-2968

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  24. Grossmont College

    8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, California 92020-1799

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  25. American Jewish University

    15600 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, California 90077-1519

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  26. University of La Verne

    1950 Third St, La Verne, California 91750-4401

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  27. Loma Linda University

    Loma Linda, California 92350

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  28. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

    400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015-4181

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  29. Mills College

    5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, California 94613

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  30. Mission College

    3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95054-1897

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  31. Monterey Institute of International Studies

    460 Pierce Street, Monterey, California 93940

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  32. National University

    11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037-1011

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  33. Notre Dame de Namur University

    1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, California 94002-1908

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  34. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  35. Pepperdine University

    24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, California 90263

    55 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  36. Pomona College

    550 N College Ave, Claremont, California 91711-6319

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  37. Pardee RAND Graduate School

    1776 Main St, Santa Monica, California 90407-2138

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  38. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  39. San Diego Miramar College

    10440 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, California 92126-2999

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  40. San Diego State University

    5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  41. San Francisco State University

    1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

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  42. University of San Francisco

    2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, California 94117-1080

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  43. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  44. Scripps College

    1030 North Columbia Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-3905

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  45. College of the Siskiyous

    800 College Ave, Weed, California 96094-2899

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  46. Sonoma State University

    1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, California 94928-3609

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  47. Southwestern College in Chula Vista

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299

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  48. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  49. Stanford University

    Stanford, California 94305

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  50. University of Phoenix-San Diego Campus

    3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100, San Diego, California 92123-4403

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  51. University of Phoenix-Bay Area Campus

    3590 N First St, San Jose, California 95134-1805

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  52. University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus

    3100 Bristol Street, Suite 500, Costa Mesa, California 92626-3099

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  53. California State University-Monterey Bay

    100 Campus Center, Seaside, California 93955-8001

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  54. University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus

    2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento, California 95833-4334

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  55. San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus

    720 Heber Ave, Calexico, California 92231

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  56. University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus

    45 Riverpark Pl W Ste 300, Fresno, California 93720-1562

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  57. Moreno Valley College

    16130 Lasselle St, Moreno Valley, California 92551

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Cities

  1. Public Administration Schools in Los Angeles, CA5 Schools
  2. Public Administration Schools in Claremont, CA3 Schools
  3. Public Administration Schools in San Francisco, CA3 Schools
  4. Public Administration Schools in San Diego, CA3 Schools
  5. Public Administration Schools in Riverside, CA3 Schools
  6. Public Administration Schools in San Jose, CA2 Schools
  7. Public Administration Schools in Fresno, CA2 Schools
  8. Public Administration Schools in Sacramento, CA2 Schools
  9. Public Administration Schools in Malibu, CA1 Schools
  10. Public Administration Schools in Moreno Valley, CA1 Schools
  11. Public Administration Schools in Berkeley, CA1 Schools
  12. Public Administration Schools in Santa Monica, CA1 Schools
  13. Public Administration Schools in Irvine, CA1 Schools
  14. Public Administration Schools in Rohnert Park, CA1 Schools
  15. Public Administration Schools in Carson, CA1 Schools
  16. Public Administration Schools in Costa Mesa, CA1 Schools
  17. Public Administration Schools in Santa Clara, CA1 Schools
  18. Public Administration Schools in Long Beach, CA1 Schools
  19. Public Administration Schools in Fullerton, CA1 Schools
  20. Public Administration Schools in Thousand Oaks, CA1 Schools
  21. Public Administration Schools in Bakersfield, CA1 Schools
  22. Public Administration Schools in Turlock, CA1 Schools
  23. Public Administration Schools in San Luis Obispo, CA1 Schools
  24. Public Administration Schools in Chico, CA1 Schools
  25. Public Administration Schools in La Verne, CA1 Schools
  26. Public Administration Schools in Weed, CA1 Schools
  27. Public Administration Schools in Pomona, CA1 Schools
  28. Public Administration Schools in Monterey, CA1 Schools
  29. Public Administration Schools in Chula Vista, CA1 Schools
  30. Public Administration Schools in Seaside, CA1 Schools
  31. Public Administration Schools in El Cajon, CA1 Schools
  32. Public Administration Schools in Belmont, CA1 Schools
  33. Public Administration Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  34. Public Administration Schools in Calexico, CA1 Schools
  35. Public Administration Schools in Stanford, CA1 Schools
  36. Public Administration Schools in Loma Linda, CA1 Schools
  37. Public Administration Schools in Alameda, CA1 Schools
  38. Public Administration Schools in San Bernardino, CA1 Schools
  39. Public Administration Schools in Hayward, CA1 Schools
  40. Public Administration Schools in Oakland, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Public Administration Employment

California 44,330
National 391,290

Of all of the public administration professionals that work in the US, approximately 11% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Public administration professionals In California

40,780 42,690 44,040 46,750 44,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, public administration is a growing field. There were 3,550 more public administration professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in California, this field has grown by 9% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for public administration professionals which shows a 4% decrease in the number of public administration professionals working around the nation.

Public Administration VS. All Professions salaries in California

$93,758 $98,710 $102,332 $105,652 $108,870
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Administration
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by public administration professionals is increasing in California. In 2006 public administration professionals made a mean salary of $93,758 per year, and in 2010 they made $108,870 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public administration professionals in California

10th percentile
$58,598
25th percentile
$74,795
50th percentile
$90,992
75th percentile
$100,091
90th percentile
$110,100

Thus, there was a 14% growth in public administration professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 50% pay differential between the highest paid public administration professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of public administration in California.

Average Salaries for Public administration professionals and related professions in California

Business Administration
$106,637
Business Management
$121,280
Criminal Justice
$56,305
Political Science
$89,485
Public Administration
$108,870
Social Work
$54,122
Sociology
$88,745

In California, public administration professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Public Administration programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
7
bachelor
24
master
38
doctor
8
Certificate
13
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The number of students graduating from the 57 accredited public administration schools in California is decreasing. In 2006, 2,305 students graduated from public administration courses in California. And in 2010, 2,227 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of public administration school degree or certificate graduates in California by 3%. A majority of these graduates, or 42%, graduated with an master's degree in public administration.

Public Administration Faculty Salaries in California

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