MPA Graduates Information
Data on 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.
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.
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.
Where our Alumni are Working*
*6 months post-graduation
|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||1|
|Government (all levels) outside the US or international quasi-governmental||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||0|
|Private Sector - Research/Consulting||2||1||2||2||1||3||2||1||2|
|Private Sector but not research/ consulting||2||1||3||2||1||4||2||3||2|
|Obtaining further education||2||0||0||1||1||1||3||1||0|
|Unemployed not seeking employment||-||-||0||0||3||0||0||0||1|
|Unemployed seeking employment||-||-||1||0||1||1||0||1||1|
|Total Number of Graduates||27||25||29||31||22||25||31||35||27|