25 Best Public Administration Degrees 2020

These are the 25 best schools with degrees in public administration based on alumni earnings in the year after graduation. The top two — Barry University and University of La Verne — have median salaries of $58,000 and $55,500, respectively, for public administration graduates. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice has the lowest median student debt of all the ranked schools on this list, at $11,500.

Tuition, median salaries, and median debt were reported by the U.S. Department of Education. View our methodology for more details about these rankings or read more about the top-ranked schools.

2020 Best Colleges Highlights

Learn more about the top five colleges for a Bachelor's in Public Administration degree. You can also read student reviews of each school by clicking on the stars. Although student reviews were not used as a ranking factor in this list, we provide ratings and reviews so students can consider the experience of alumni in their decision-making process.