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Liberty University

Public Administration (44.0401)
Master's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Public Administration
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: MPA
2010 CIP Code: 

Credit HoursProgram Offered
On-Campus:
Off-Campus:YesNo

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  
Date Program Placed on Probation:  
Date Program Closed:  
This program can be completed solely via distance education.
BCHE - Before Council of Higher Education
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1925622837
2019-2035830797
2020-21421329161
2021-22399283160
2022-23311229139

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 6,794




The table to the right provides the degree award history of each the last five years, disaggregated by state residency. This breakout may may help explain why a relatively low percentage of program completers may appear to be working in Virginia.



Program Graduates by Domicile
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateTotal
2018-1953237
2019-20168197
2020-2137124161
2021-2230130160
2022-2327112139
Five Year Summary115479594
Distribution by Gender and Race/Ethnicity within Five-year Totals,


YearForeign/ InternationalAfrican Am. or Black (NH)Am. Indian/ Native Am. (NH)Asian/ Pacific Islander (NH)HispanicWhite, Caucasian Am. (NH)Multi-Race (NH)Unknown/ Unreported (NH)Total
Sum of the Last 5 Years01074559427258180594



Wages Earned in 2020

The table below shows the wage data for the select program and places it in the context of all wages at the same degree level of this institution by graduates with at least three (3) quarters of employment.





Post-Completion Wage Outcomes, Earnings in 2022
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2011-12 (10 years)NaN
2013-14 (8 years)NaN
2016-17 (5 years)NaN
2018-19 (3 years)3811%
2020-21 (18 months)43114%$52,280$73,266$99,870



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2014-15 to 2018-192771.1%$ 27,333$ 34,166$ 35,121$ 41,000
2015-16 to 2019-208663.7%$ 27,332$ 33,843$ 33,287$ 39,993
2016-17 to 2020-2119264.9%$ 27,332$ 33,843$ 33,979$ 40,211
2017-18 to 2021-2227560.3%$ 26,531$ 32,842$ 32,905$ 39,716
Note: Student borrowing at graduation, excludes PLUS loans, in five-year rollups. Includes all known institutionally-processed borrowing occuring at all public and nonprofit institutions in Virginia. Debt accrued outside Virginia in prior postsecondary activity is not available.
Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation, Including Parent-PLUS and Grad-PLUS
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2014-15 to 2018-192771.1%$ 27,333$ 34,166$ 35,238$ 41,000
2015-16 to 2019-208663.7%$ 27,332$ 33,843$ 33,624$ 40,245
2016-17 to 2020-2119264.9%$ 27,332$ 33,843$ 34,199$ 40,514
2017-18 to 2021-2227660.5%$ 26,535$ 33,065$ 34,125$ 40,514


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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