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Most Popular Schools for General Public Policy Analysis Major & Degree Program

A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 Georgetown University 263 5% $62,179
2 Duke University 235 6% $61,748
3 University of Maryland-College Park 222 2% $23,734
4 University of Chicago 202 5% $64,988
5 Carnegie Mellon University 200 5% $62,032
6 Harvard University 195 3% $59,950
7 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 175 2% $26,240
8 University of Southern California 172 1% $62,180
9 Princeton University 169 9% $55,832
10 George Mason University 125 2% $25,335
11 The University of Texas at Austin 108 1% $26,156
12 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 88 1% $25,281
13 University of California-Berkeley 85 1% $33,319
14 Johns Hopkins University 76 1% $61,502
15 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 76 1% $24,024
16 George Washington University 73 1% $61,446
17 Georgia State University 64 1% $24,448
18 American University 61 2% $56,808
19 College of William and Mary 57 3% $28,329
20 Cornell University 51 1% $61,618
21 Northwestern University 51 1% $63,193
22 Pepperdine University 49 2% $61,192
23 University of California-Los Angeles 48 0% $32,416
24 University of Virginia-Main Campus 48 1% $26,075
25 New England College 47 10% $48,430
26 University of California-Riverside 46 1% $32,238
27 Stanford University 44 1% $60,749
28 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 44 1% $23,384
29 The University of Texas at Dallas 42 1% $24,784
30 Brandeis University 41 2% $61,070
31 SUNY at Albany 39 1% $22,419
32 Brown University 36 2% $60,460
33 Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix 36 1% $25,521
34 University of Wisconsin-Madison 35 0% $23,931
35 Regent University 35 3% $28,368
36 University of Massachusetts-Amherst 32 0% $26,282
37 Michigan State University 31 0% $24,648
38 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 31 0% $26,165
39 DePaul University 31 0% $49,367
40 University of Mississippi 31 1% $22,444
41 Trinity College 29 5% $62,310
42 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 29 0% $32,126
43 Stony Brook University 28 0% $22,127
44 Rutgers University-New Brunswick 27 0% $29,468
45 Hobart William Smith Colleges 27 5% $59,850
46 Oregon State University 25 0% $23,559
47 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 25 1% $25,355
48 University of Washington-Seattle Campus 25 0% $27,034
49 Mills College 24 4% $56,812
50 Liberty University 24 0% $33,544
51 University of Southern Maine 21 1% $24,062
52 National Louis University 21 1% $17,265
53 University of Utah 21 0% $21,920
54 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg 21 2% $30,840
55 Washington State University 20 0% $27,697
56 University of Denver 19 1% $56,077
57 Tufts University 19 1% $61,000
58 Dickinson College 19 4% $60,183
59 University of California-Irvine 19 0% $30,504
60 Saint Peter's University 17 2% $47,842
61 University of Delaware 16 0% $25,612
62 Pardee RAND Graduate School 16 100% N/A
63 Duquesne University 15 1% $44,567
64 Vanderbilt University 15 0% $61,112
65 University of Washington-Bothell Campus 15 1% $27,658
66 St Mary's College of Maryland 14 3% $29,599
67 Northeastern University 14 0% $58,096
68 Brigham Young University-Provo 13 0% $17,496
69 SUNY Empire State College 13 0% $7,793
70 Drexel University 12 0% $57,870
71 University of St Thomas 12 0% $48,400
72 Monmouth University 11 1% $46,152
73 University of Maryland-Baltimore County 11 0% $24,762
74 University of Rhode Island 11 0% $26,882
75 Southern Methodist University 10 0% $61,355
76 Northern Arizona University 10 0% $22,746
77 Loyola University Chicago 10 0% $51,273
78 University of Pennsylvania 9 0% $61,800
79 University of Northern Iowa 9 0% $19,880
80 Hamilton College 8 2% $59,590
81 Rochester Institute of Technology 8 0% $47,627
82 Pomona College 7 2% $59,730
83 Bristol Community College 5 0% $5,178
84 New Jersey Institute of Technology 4 0% $31,484
85 Central Washington University 4 0% $22,785
86 University of Michigan-Dearborn 4 0% $11,814
87 Rice University 3 0% $54,291
88 Walden University 3 0% $12,660
89 Olivet Nazarene University 2 0% $41,490
90 University of Missouri-Columbia 2 0% $22,943
91 University of Massachusetts-Boston 2 0% $12,766
92 The New School 2 0% $59,691
93 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 2 0% $27,450
94 Southeastern University 2 0% $32,234
95 Bennington College 1 0% $61,920
96 Hampshire College 1 0% $60,155
97 Eastern Michigan University 1 0% $20,756
98 Albion College 1 0% $48,195
99 Michigan Technological University 1 0% $26,375
100 University of North Dakota 1 0% $21,162

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Public Policy Analysis, General program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.