MPA Graduates Information

Student Outcomes for the Master of Public Administration

Student Outcomes

   

 

 

 

 

Data on MPA Graduates Information

SPA students at graduation
SPA students at graduation

Applicants to Enrolled Students

The following information documents the number of completed applications, number of students admitted, and the number of students enrolled during the academic years listed.

General admissions bar chart
Chart indicating admission status of MPA applicants, including number of applicants, students admitted, and students enrolled

 

Number of applicants

Students admitted

Students enrolled

2012-2013

70

61

53

2013-2014

55

54

40

2014-2015

66

63

45

2015-2016

59

54

46

2016-2017

88

82

63

2017-2018

112

93

74

2018-2019

105

78

74

Pre-Service vs. In-Service Students

The MPA program at the UCCS School of Public Affairs includes professional experience among the requirements for degree completion. Students who do not have at least one year of professional experience in the field of public administration or nonprofit management, or the equivalent, are classified as pre-service. In-service students have demonstrated during the application process that they have met the professional experience requirement.

Enrolled students chart
Chart indicating percentages of students newly enrolled into MPA program: pre-service and in-service

Time to Graduation

The School Public Affairs attracts students at a variety of points in their professional development including students actively seeking their first public service appointment to midcareer public servants seeking career advancements. Program flexibility allows the MPA program to meet the scheduling challenges of students. UCCS has established that a graduate student is full-time if s/he takes at least five credit hours per semester (three credit hours in summer). If a full-time student takes two courses, or six credit hours, per semester and does not attend summer sessions, a typical occurrence, it will take that student three years to complete the MPA program (internships notwithstanding). Those part-time students who complete only one course per semester, or those not able to attend every semester, will require longer to complete degree requirements.  

Student graduation rates chart
Chart indicating the completion rates for students enrolled in the 2013-2014 academic year

Where our Alumni are Working*

*6 months post-graduation

 

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017- 2018

2018-2019

US government 

3

2

1

2

1

1

3

0

3

State, provincial or regional government

4

6

4

4

0

0

1

7

11

City, County, or other local government 

6

3

6

3

4

3

4

8

2

Government (all levels) outside the US or international quasi-governmental

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

Nonprofit domestic-oriented

2

2

8

5

3

6

8

7

3

Nonprofit/NGOs internationally-oriented

0

1

0

2

2

1

0

1

0

Private Sector - Research/Consulting

2

1

2

2

1

3

2

1

0

Private Sector but not research/ consulting

2

1

3

2

1

4

2

3

1

Obtaining further education

2

0

0

1

1

1

3

1

0

Military Service

 

 

3

3

1

2

1

3

2

Unemployed

1

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unemployed not seeking employment

 

 

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

Unemployed seeking employment

 

 

1

0

1

1

0

1

2

Status Unknown

5

4

1

7

3

2

7

3

3

Total Number of Graduates

27

25

29

31

22

25

31

35

27