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What Do EKU Grads do?

Displays information about the MPA Program's graduation and student employment

Eastern Kentucky University's MPA program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the membership organization of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public & nonprofit management.

Every year, the MPA program gets data from its graduates about where they are employed after leaving.  The most recent year of data -the 2016-2017 school year -is displayed in the following table

  Total On Campus Online
National or central government in the same country as the program 2 1 1
State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program 9 5 4
       
City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program 6 1 5
Government not in the same country as the program (all levels) or international quasi-governmental 0 0 0
       
Nonprofit domestic-oriented 11 1 10
Nonprofit/NGOs internationally-oriented 0 0 0
       
Private Sector - Research/Consulting 0    
Private Sector but not research/ consulting 3 3 0
       
Obtaining further education 0 0 0
Military Service 0 0 0
       
Unemployed (not seeking employment) 0 0 0
Unemployed (seeking employment) 5 2 3
       
Status Unknown 5 1 4
Total 41 14 27

 

If you would like a deeper dive into the placement of EKU graduates, though, we have more tables for you below.

Click on the infographic below (generated in infogr.am) for the job placement data of EKU MPA students between 2012 and 2016 (the previous years of data).

 

 For more detailed information about the EKU MPA's student outcomes, keep reading.

Comparison of the MPA online and on-campus programs

In 2014, the EKU MPA program launched the E Campus program, a fully online MPA program.  The first students from that program began graduating in Fall 2015.  Here is the comparison in graduation numbers over the first 4 years of the program:

Semester Modality Summer Semester Fall Semester Spring Semester
2013-2014 On Campu 7 5 10
2013-2014 E Campus - - -
2014-2015 On Campus 4 5 4
2014-2015 E Campus - - -
2015-2016 On Campus 2 2 6
2015-2016 E Campus - 1 3
2016-2017 On Campus 2 2 12
2016-2017 E Campus 4 12 8

Students in the MPA program also choose to do an internship or thesis as part of their degree program.

Table 1: Field Study Exit Courses POL 870 (Internship) – or - POL 871 (Thesis): AY 2014-15—AY 2017-Sp18

Course

M_2014

F_2014

S_2015

M_2015

F_2015

S_2016

M_2016

F_2016

S_2017

M_2017

F_2017

S-2018

 

C

OL

C

OL

C

OL

C

OL

C

OL

C

OL

C

OL

C

OL

C

OL

C

OL

C

OL

C

OL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POL 870

1

0

2

0

0

1

5

0

5

0

1

6

4

6

1

9

9

11

6

7

2

9

4

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POL 871

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

2

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note 1:  S=Spring; M=Summer; F=Fall; C=Campus MPA Program; OL=Online MPA Program

 

And upon graduation we ask students about their job placements, sorted by sector.  During the 4 years of the E Campus program, this is where our students went:

Display of how students graduating from the MPA On Campus program were employed upon graduation for 2014-2017

Chart of how MPA students in the E-campus program were employed upon graduation

Published on September 21, 2016

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