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Public Administration Schools In Kentucky

Kentucky has 11 accredited public administration schools where public administration faculty who teach public administration classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the public administration academic community in Kentucky, and the future trends in public administration training at the following levels:


  1. Eastern Kentucky University

    521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

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  2. Kentucky State University

    400 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-2355

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  3. Kentucky Wesleyan College

    3000 Frederica Street, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301

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  4. University of Kentucky

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Louisville

    2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40292-0001

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Morehead State University

    University Blvd, Morehead, Kentucky 40351

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  7. Murray State University

    218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318

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  8. Northern Kentucky University

    Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099

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  9. Western Kentucky University

    1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000

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  10. University of Phoenix-Louisville Campus

    10400 Linn Station Rd Ste 120, Louisville, Kentucky 40223-3839

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  11. Strayer University-Kentucky

    220 Lexington Green Cir Ste 500, Lexington, Kentucky 40503

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Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Public Administration Employment

Kentucky 4,510
National 391,290

Approximately 1% of the country's public administration professionals work in Kentucky state.

Employment Growth for Public administration professionals In Kentucky

6,490 5,680 5,280 5,690 4,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Public Administration is a shrinking field in Kentucky. In Kentucky, 1,980 less public administration professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Kentucky, this field has shrunk by 31% 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 Kentucky

$79,473 $79,590 $82,223 $78,140 $83,607
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
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 Kentucky. The mean salary for public administration professionals in 2006 was $79,473 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $83,607 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public administration professionals in Kentucky

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Thus, there was a 5% growth in public administration professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Kentucky, 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 16%

Average Salaries for Public administration professionals and related professions in Kentucky

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

In Kentucky, 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 Kentucky


As the number of public administration professionals is decreasing in Kentucky state, the number of students graduating from the 11 accredited public administration schools in Kentucky state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 168 public administration graduates from public administration courses in Kentucky and in 2010 there were 121 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of public administration school degree or certificate graduates in Kentucky by 28%. A majority of these graduates, or 64%, graduated with a master's degree in public administration.

Public Administration Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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