Public Administration Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

The city of Columbia has 3 schools where public administration faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of public administration and public administration education in Columbia, which includes public administration training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Public Administration
  • Masters degree in Public Administration


Statistics

Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Public Administration Employment

Columbia 1,400
South Carolina 6,430

Of the 6,430 public administration professionals employed in South Carolina, 1,400 work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, in Columbia, there has been a 20% decline in the number of public administration professionals. As the number of public administration professionals in Columbia has decreased, overall employment in Columbia has increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Public Administration employment growth

8,240 7,760 7,910 7,340 6,430
1,760 1,470 1,500 1,420 1,400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Public Administration VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$65,950 $78,303 $73,863 $78,413 $78,878
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Administration in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

Salaries for public administration professionals in Columbia have increased. In 2010 Columbia public administration professionals earned an average yearly salary of $78,878. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for public administration professionals in Columbia was $65,950 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Columbia.

Salary percentiles for Public administration professionals in Columbia

10th percentile
$46,992
25th percentile
$56,315
50th percentile
$73,058
75th percentile
$89,801
90th percentile
$69,607

Public administration professionals in Columbia make a median yearly salary of $73,058. The difference in pay between the public administration professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 48%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $46,992 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $69,607 per year.

Average Salaries for Public administration professionals and related professions in Columbia

Criminal Justice
$39,310
Social Work
$40,263
Sociology
$74,770
Public Administration
$78,878
Business Administration
$90,010
Business Management
$93,266

Columbia public administration professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Public Administration schools in Columbia

3

There are 3 accredited public administration schools in the city. Many of Columbia's public administration professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Public Administration Programs Offered In Columbia

associate
0
bachelor
1
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total2

Columbia's public administration schools offer 2 public administration degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Public Administration Degrees In Columbia

associate
0
bachelor
4
master
20
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total24

In 2010 approximately 24 students graduated from public administration courses.

Public Administration Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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