Public Administration Degree at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (UTB-TSC)

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Public Administration Degree

The public administration program at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College prepares students for careers as a budget analyst, city manager, county clerk, legislative support, lobbyist, non-profit manager, policy analyst, and more. The program focuses on serving as management in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government. Program courses include: roles of public administration, the management of public policy, executive-legislative relations, public budgetary processes and financial management, administrative law, professional ethics, and research methods. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer public administration degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Public Administration Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. UTB-TSC has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree2
Master's Degree5

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male3
Female4

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Hispanic7

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Public Administration program at UTB-TSC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Chief Executives

Description

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, chief executives employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -1.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $71.06
    • Average Annual Salary: $147790

General and Operations Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, general and operations managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.1% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $45.66
    • Average Annual Salary: $94960

Legislators

Description

Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, legislators employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -0.7% from 2014 to 2024

Transportation Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, transportation managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
    • Total Employment: 60
    • Average Hourly Rate: $37.21
    • Average Annual Salary: $77390

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Public Administration Programs in Texas

Public Administration programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

The University of Texas - Pan American

Edinburg, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 45 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Texas A&M International University

Laredo, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

San Antonio College

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 52 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (C,A)

St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (B,M)

The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 85 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (B,M)

Southwest Texas Junior College

Uvalde, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Public Administration (C,A)

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 74 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (B,M)

University of Houston

Houston, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

University of Houston - Clear Lake

Houston, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (B)

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
89%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
26

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,438