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2023 Best Public Administration Doctor's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region

2 Colleges in the Far Western US Region
16 Doctor's Degrees
If you plan on getting your doctor's degree in public administration, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #62 in the country in terms of popularity. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

For its 2023 ranking, College Factual looked at 2 schools in the Far Western US Region to determine which ones were the best for public administration students pursuing a doctor's degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 16 doctor's degrees in public administration during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Jump to one of the following sections: * Our Methodology

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of doctorate graduates during the early years of their career. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their doctor's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to public administration students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of public administration students who choose to seek a doctor's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for public administration to pay back their student loans after receiving their doctor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized public administration related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for public administration students working on their doctor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Public Administration Doctor's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Public Administration in the Far Western US Region

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for public administration students seeking a a doctor's degree.

Top Far Western US Region Schools for a Doctorate in Public Admin

10 Annual Graduates

California Baptist University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a doctor's degree in public administration. Located in the large city of Riverside, Cal Baptist is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in public administration from California Baptist University


University of La Verne

La Verne, CA
4 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in public administration has to take a look at University of La Verne. Located in the large suburb of La Verne, ULV is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population.More information about a doctorate in public administration from University of La Verne

Best Public Administration Colleges by State

Explore the best public administration schools for a specific state in the Far Western US Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 180 14
Washington 122 2
Oregon 107 0

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One of 5 majors within the Public Administration & Social Service area of study, Public Administration has other similar majors worth exploring.

Public Admin Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration 16

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Work 212
Public Policy 34
Human Services 1

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to The Official CTBTO Photostream. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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