NASPAA Accreditation Annual Reports
We have received national reaccreditation by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). NASPAA is the only accrediting body for US programs in public administration, public policy, and public affairs, and has recently moved into international accreditation
Accreditation demonstrates our commitment to the highest quality education in public administration. It also means that we consistently identify and track the knowledge, skills, and abilities we expect our students to achieve.
Below, you may access our reaccreditation materials. First, we have made our official reaccreditation letter available for 2014. You will also find our 5-year Self-Study Report in support of reaccreditation by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) for 2010. We also include our annual reports back to 2013.
The EKU MPA Program makes a report to NASPAA every year which provides information about the program, the success of students -including job placements and graduation rates as we report them to NASPAA. The reports are linked below for you to read. You can find more information about our program in the MPA FAQ page and what our graduates do at the placement page. Summary tables for graduation rates and job placement are below.
To assist us in maintaining our accreditation and improving the program, EKU has an advisory board. The minutes and agenda from the 2015 meeting are below.
Cohort graduation rates
|Cohort||Initially Enrolled||Graduated in 100% of Program Length||Graduated in 150% of Program Length||Graduated in 200% of Program Length|
A: Job Placement Rates for Graduates
|National or Central Government (US)||1||1||2||0|
|State, Provincial, or Regional Government (US)||4||6||3||2|
|City, County, or other local government (US)||0||0||0||0|
|Nonprofit/NGO internationally oriented||0||0||0||0|
|Private Sector - Research/Consulting||0||0||2||0|
|Private Sector - Not research/consulting||3||0||0||0|
|Unemployed (not seeking employment)||0||0||2||0|
|Unemployed (seeking employment)||0||2||4||0|
The MPA Advisory Board for 2015
The 2015 MPA Advisory Board. From left to right: Ron Daley, Clay Jackson, Ed Burtner, David Stipes, Randal Swain (Core Faculty), David Duttlinger, Matt Oyer, LeAnn Beaty (Core Faculty), JC Young, William Hatcher (Core Faculty), Matthew Howell (Core Faculty), Terri Johnson, and Vicki Jozefowicz.