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Public Administration Schools In Alaska

In Alaska, there are 2 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 Alaska, which encompasses public administration training at the public administration masters degree level.


  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Alaska Southeast

    11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska 99801-8697

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Public Administration Employment

Alaska 1,530
National 391,290

Approximately 0% of the country's public administration professionals work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Public administration professionals In Alaska

2,340 1,820 2,080 1,820 1,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alaska, the field of public administration is shrinking. In 2010 there were 810 less public administration professionals working in Alaska than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of public administration has shrunk by 35% in Alaska. 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 Alaska

$59,603 $83,997 $82,998 $72,808 $90,528
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
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 Alaska. In 2006 public administration professionals made a mean salary of $59,603 per year, and in 2010 they made $90,528 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public administration professionals in Alaska

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This represents a 34% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 80% 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 Alaska.

Average Salaries for Public administration professionals and related professions in Alaska

Business Administration
Business Management
Criminal Justice
Public Administration
Social Work

In Alaska, 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 Alaska


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited public administration schools in Alaska is increasing. In 2006 there were 12 public administration graduates from public administration courses in Alaska and in 2010 there were 19 graduates.

This represents a 58% increase in the number of public administration degree or certificate school graduates in Alaska state. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a master's degree in public administration.

Public Administration Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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