Public Administration Schools In Kansas

In Kansas, there are 9 accredited schools where public administration classes faculty 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 Kansas, 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


  1. Barton County Community College

    245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend, Kansas 67530

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Haskell Indian Nations University

    155 Indian Ave, Lawrence, Kansas 66046-4800

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  3. Independence Community College

    1057 West College Avenue, Independence, Kansas 67301-0708

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  4. University of Kansas

    Lawrence, Kansas 66045

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Kansas State University

    Anderson Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. MidAmerica Nazarene University

    2030 E College Way, Olathe, Kansas 66062-1899

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  7. Washburn University

    1700 SW College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66621-0001

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  8. Wichita State University

    1845 Fairmount, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0124

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  9. University of Phoenix-Wichita Campus

    3020 N. Cypress Dr Ste 150, Wichita, Kansas 67226-4009

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Professional Trends

Kansas Vs. National Public Administration Employment

Kansas 5,990
National 391,290

Of all of the public administration professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Kansas state.

Employment Growth for Public administration professionals In Kansas

6,390 7,020 7,830 7,540 5,990
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of public administration professionals is shrinking in Kansas. In 2010 there were 400 less public administration professionals working in Kansas than there were in 2006. Thus, in Kansas, this field has shrunk by 6% in four years. This is faster than the trend for public administration professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public administration professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Administration VS. All Professions salaries in Kansas

$71,013 $74,843 $75,530 $78,280 $83,930
$41,394 $43,120 $44,217 $45,570 $46,014
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Administration
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Kansas, as the number of public administration professionals is declining, the salaries earned by public administration professionals are increasing. The mean salary for public administration professionals in 2006 was $71,013 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $83,930 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public administration professionals in Kansas

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This represents a growth in salaries of 15%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Kansas state, within the field of public administration, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid public administration professionals earn 86% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Public administration professionals and related professions in Kansas

Business Administration
Business Management
Criminal Justice
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work

In Kansas, 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 Kansas


As the number of public administration professionals is decreasing in Kansas state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited public administration schools in Kansas state is increasing. In 2006, 83 students graduated from public administration courses in Kansas. And in 2010, 112 students graduated.

This represents a 35% increase in the number of public administration degree or certificate school graduates in Kansas state. Most of these graduates, or 33%, earned a bachelor's degree in public administration.

Public Administration Faculty Salaries in Kansas

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