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University of Virginia

Public Policy Analysis, General (44.0501)
Master's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Public Policy
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: MPP
2010 CIP Code: 440501

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/2007
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1911113178
2019-2011914275
2020-2114916789
2021-2215717694
2022-2313314778

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 11,528




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
2018-19463278
2019-20522375
2020-21523789
2021-22563894
2022-23403878
Five Year Summary246168414
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 Years26190244143227923414



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)10718%$78,285$102,882$164,595
2013-14 (8 years)18319%$76,006$96,167$129,508
2016-17 (5 years)30821%$78,073$106,646$134,480
2018-19 (3 years)35424%$64,602$80,061$109,540
2020-21 (18 months)68126%$107,043$133,702$180,524



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-14 to 2017-1811535.1%$ 17,809$ 20,282$ 25,564$ 37,948
2014-15 to 2018-1912735.9%$ 19,790$ 20,282$ 26,695$ 40,069
2015-16 to 2019-2012233.3%$ 20,282$ 20,283$ 27,111$ 40,564
2016-17 to 2020-2113134.0%$ 20,282$ 20,284$ 28,139$ 40,564
2017-18 to 2021-2213733.9%$ 20,282$ 20,780$ 28,321$ 40,565
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
2013-14 to 2017-1811635.4%$ 20,186$ 28,084$ 33,258$ 41,756
2014-15 to 2018-1912836.2%$ 20,282$ 29,367$ 35,604$ 44,043
2015-16 to 2019-2012333.6%$ 20,282$ 28,948$ 36,845$ 44,146
2016-17 to 2020-2113334.5%$ 20,282$ 30,188$ 39,054$ 52,245
2017-18 to 2021-2213934.4%$ 20,282$ 33,118$ 41,402$ 56,850


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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