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SUU Among Most Affordable Colleges in Public Administration

Published: April 28, 2020 | Author: Savannah Byers | Category: Academics

Public AdministrationSouthern Utah University’s Master of Public Administration program recently ranked #16 on the 2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Public Administration listing by OnlineU. Rankings are based on accreditation, tuition, and salary data. Out of the 25 universities included, SUU was the only university from Utah.

“Considering a career transition is daunting enough, without the added stress of an exorbitant price tag,” said Dr. Angela Pool-Funai, director of the MPA program. “Our MPA program helps public service professionals advance their careers at a very reasonable cost. If you've ever thought about returning to school to further your career, now's the time!”

SUU’s MPA program was also recently ranked one of the top 50 MPA programs in the nation. MPA students learn how to effectively manage their organization and make ethical decisions that will benefit the community at large. The MPA degree can be completed 100% online or through a combination of on-campus courses. More than 60% of the students in the program are full-time working professionals.

Optimal, formerly SR Education Group, ranks online degrees from around the country according to the best return on investment by major. “Salary figures were reported by PayScale and reflect earnings of students 10 or more years after graduation. In order to select the best options for value in each major, Optimal researched over 78,000 online programs.”

SUU is committed to making quality education affordable for its students. In 2019, SUU was the only institution in Utah to not raise tuition and fees. SR Education Group also ranked SUU’s online bachelor’s degrees the sixth most affordable in the nation.

SUU’s MPA program provides an intellectual, collaborative and engaging learning environment where practical and theoretical concepts of public administration are presented within the historical, political, social, cultural, and economic contexts. Students learn to act as facilitators in defining and pursuing the public interest. Learn more about SUU’s affordable Master of Public Administration program.


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