MPA Graduates Information

UCCS School of Public Affairs MPA Graduates Information

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.

 

MPA General Admissions Students graph

 

MPA General Admission Status Figures

 

 

Number of applicants

Students admitted

Students enrolled

2012-2013

70

61

53

2013-2014

43

41

33

2014-2015

66

63

45

2015-2016

59

54

46

2016-2017

88

82

63

2017-2018

112

93

74

 

Pre-Service versus 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.

 

 

Newly Enrolled Students by Status graph

 

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 mid-career 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.

 

Completion Rates of Students Enrolled for 2012 - 2013 graph

 

MPA Completion Rates of Students Enrolled 2012-2013

 

Number of Students Originally Enrolled

Graduated within Program Length (3 yrs)

Graduated within 150% Program Length (4.5 yrs)

Graduated within 200% Program Length (6 yrs)

Graduated 6+ yrs

2007 - 2008

25

10

14

17

 

2008 - 2009

35

8

15

19

 

2009 - 2010

43

16

30

31

 

2010 - 2011

53

23

32

35

 

2011 - 2012

27

9

17

20

22

2012 - 2013

53

18

28

32

42

 

Where our Alumni are Working*

*6 months post-graduation

 

Graph of UCCS MPA Alumni Industries for 2016 - 2017

 

MPA Alumni of 2016 - 2017 by Industry

 

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

US government

3

2

1

2

1

1

3

State, provincial or regional government

4

6

4

4

0

0

1

City, County, or other local government

6

3

6

3

4

3

4

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

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

Nonprofit domestic-oriented

2

2

8

5

3

6

8

Nonprofit/NGOs internationally-oriented

0

1

0

2

2

1

0

Private Sector - Research/Consulting

2

1

2

2

1

3

2

Private Sector but not research/ consulting

2

1

3

2

1

4

2

Obtaining further education

2

0

0

1

1

1

3

Military Service

 

 

3

3

1

2

1

Unemployed

1

5

 

 

 

 

 

Unemployed not seeking employment

 

 

0

0

3

0

0

Unemployed seeking employment

 

 

1

0

1

1

0

Status Unknown

5

4

1

7

3

2

7

Total Number of Graduates

27

25

29

31

22

25

31