Student Profile

Student Profile

MPA ACADEMIC PROFILE

The entering class of Fall 2021 have the following profile:

Entering class of 83 students

Average GPA 3.09

Females represent 81% of the class

Males represent 19% of the class

Ethnicity% of class
African American24%
American Indian/Native Alaskan/Native Hawaiian1%
Asian6%
Hispanic50%
White10%
Two or More Ethnicities5%
Decline to State4%

The entering class of Spring 2021* have the following profile:

Format:
8 week: 19
12 week: 0
Total: 19

GPA: 
Average: 3.09
Median (75%): 3.38
Median (50%): 3.22
Median (25%): 2.81

Average Years Work Experience:
General: 10
Public Sector: 7

Gender:
Females: 16
Males: 3
Total: 19
 

Ethnicity% of class
African American16%
Asian11%
Hispanic58%
White0%
Two or more races16%
Decline to State0%

 

Undergraduate Feeder Schools 

For the Fall 2021 class:

  • Arizona State University
  • Autonomous University of Chiriqu
  • California Polytechnic State University Pomona
  • CSU Chico
  • CSU Dominguez Hills
  • CSU East Bay
  • CSU Fresno
  • CSU Fullerton
  • CSU Long Beach
  • CSU Los Angeles
  • Francis Marion University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Pacific College
  • Sonoma State University
  • Talladega College
  • Texas A&M University
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Merced
  • UC Riverside
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • University of La Verne
  • University of Phoenix

For the Spring 2021 class:

  • Ashford University
  • Colorado State University
  • CSU Dominguez Hills (32%)
  • CSU Los Angeles * (16%)
  • Holy Angel University
  • Mills College
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Riverside (11%)
  • UC San Diego

* Institutions where more than one student graduated from. 

Employment Statistics

For the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters, there were 83 MPA graduates.

Alumni Job Placement Data:
Alumni responses 32 

State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program    3
City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program18
Nonprofit domestic-oriented3
Private Sector12
Unemployed (seeking employment)1
Unemployed (not seeking employment)3

 
For the Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters, there were  MPA graduates.

Alumni Job Placement Data:
Alumni responses 25

National or central government in the same country as the program0
State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program2
City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program10
Government (all levels) or international quasi-governmental1
Nonprofit domestic-oriented 10
Private Sector2

For the Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters, there were 87 MPA Graduates

Alumni Job Placement Data:
Alumni responses 33

National or central government in the same country as the program1
State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program3
City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program18
Nonprofit domestic-oriented 1
Private Sector  3
Unemployed (not seeking work)1

For the Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 semesters, there were 87 MPA Graduates

Alumni Job Placement Data:
Alumni responses 29

National or central government in the same country as the program2
State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program2
City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program10
Foreign government1
Nonprofit domestic-oriented 9
Nonprofit foreign1
Private Sector  4

For the Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 semesters, there were 67 MPA graduates.

Alumni Job Placement Data:
Alumni responses 35

National or central government in the same country as the program4
State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program 4
City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program15
Government (all levels) or international quasi-governmental
Nonprofit domestic-oriented2
Private Sector  

Graduation Statistics

For the academic calendar year of 2015-2016, 72%* of the entering class graduated. Of the 89 people who graduated, 3 graduated in two years or less and 59 graduated in three years or less.

For the academic calendar year of 2016-2017, 74%* of the entering class graduated. Of the 100 people who graduated, 11 graduated in two years or less and 73 graduated in three years or less.

For the academic calendar year of 2017-2018, 62%* of the entering class graduated. Of the 60 people who graduated, 9 graduated in two years or less and 49 graduated in three years or less.

For the academic calendar year of 2018-2019, 47% of the entering class graduated. Of the 50 people who graduated, 7 graduated in less than two years and all graduated in three years or less.

For the academic calendar year of 2019-2020, 5% of the entering class graduated. Of the 4 people who graduated, 4 graduated in two years or less.

*Students can finish the Program in two years. Students who need to take prerequisite courses typically finish the Program in three years. Students are allowed up to five years to graduate and this percentage is subject to change.

Last updated October 28, 2021