Public Administration Schools In Massachusetts

Public Administration classes faculty can choose to work at one of 23 accredited public administration schools in Massachusetts. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of public administration and public administration training in Massachusetts, which includes 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. American International College

    1000 State Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

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  2. Anna Maria College

    50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198

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  3. Bentley University

    175 Forest St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-4705

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  4. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Brandeis University

    415 South St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9110

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

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  7. Bristol Community College

    777 Elsbree St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720-7395

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  8. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

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  9. Clark University

    950 Main St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-1477

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Framingham State University

    100 State Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701-9101

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  11. Hampshire College

    893 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001

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  12. Harvard University

    Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    1 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. University of Massachusetts-Boston

    100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393

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  15. Massasoit Community College

    One Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996

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  16. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. Regis College

    235 Wellesley St, Weston, Massachusetts 02493-1571

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  18. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

    285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-2300

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  19. Stonehill College

    320 Washington Street, Easton, Massachusetts 02357-6110

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  20. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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  21. Tufts University

    28 Sawyer Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts 02155-5555

    29 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  22. Westfield State University

    577 Western Ave, Westfield, Massachusetts 01086-1630

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  23. University of Phoenix-Boston Campus

    19 Granite Street Ste 300, Braintree, Massachusetts 02184-1744

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Public Administration Employment

Massachusetts 17,190
National 391,290

Of all of the public administration professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Massachusetts.

Employment Growth for Public administration professionals In Massachusetts

23,620 22,090 20,850 19,720 17,190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, public administration is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 6,430 less public administration professionals working in Massachusetts than there were in 2006. Thus, in Massachusetts, this field has shrunk by 27% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of public administration professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of public administration professionals has shrunk by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Public Administration VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$71,075 $74,450 $78,295 $82,315 $85,585
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Administration
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of public administration professionals is declining, the salaries paid to public administration professionals are increasing in Massachusetts. In 2006 public administration professionals made a mean salary of $71,075 per year, and in 2010 they made $85,585 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public administration professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$44,100
25th percentile
$57,685
50th percentile
$71,270
75th percentile
$78,397
90th percentile
$86,237

This represents a growth in salaries of 17%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Massachusetts, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of public administration. The pay differential between the highest paid public administration professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 34%

Average Salaries for Public administration professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Business Administration
$102,900
Business Management
$119,986
Criminal Justice
$41,639
Political Science
$93,730
Public Administration
$85,585
Social Work
$46,792
Sociology
$69,680

In Massachusetts, public administration professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
13
master
22
doctor
4
Certificate
5
Total46

The number of students graduating from the 23 accredited public administration schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In 2006 there were 882 public administration graduates from public administration courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 1,031 graduates.

This represents a 17% increase in the number of public administration degree or certificate school graduates in Massachusetts state. A majority of these graduates, or 48%, graduated with an master's degree in public administration.

Public Administration Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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