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Graduation Rates

Data reported to NASPAA* indicates that College at Brockport MPA students who started the program in the 2012-2013 cohort had retention to graduation rates of 46% within 2 years and 75% within 4 years (and 82% graduated past the 4 year timeframe). The 18% that did not graduate took 3 or fewer courses.

The MPA program has pre-admission resources for prospective students to assist in deciding if their career goals match the programmatic offerings. These include, but are not limited to, pre-admission interviews, classroom observations, and alumni interviews. In addition, mid-semester evaluations provide professors and advisors immediate data to work with students who might not be performing at the expected level.

Career Pathways

The market for “public service” careers has diversified from primarily government jobs compared to when MPA programs were emerging around the country. MPA graduates can find themselves in new and expanding roles. Alumni data from our most recent self-study* show that alumni are getting jobs! Those graduating in Academic Year 2016-2017 are employed in the following fields:

  • Federal government:  2%
  • State government:  17%
  • City, county, or other local government: 7%
  • Nonprofit organizations: 35%
  • Private sector: 29%
  • Military service:  2%
  • Seeking further education:  3%
  • Status Unknown:  5%

*This data is from our 2016-2017 NASPAA annual report.

MPA Student Internship Sites

The Internship Experience allows MPA Students to intern for 3-6 credits.  Below are site placements of recent interns:

  • Center for Governmental Research (CGR)
  • Monroe Community College Library Partnerships Program (LPP)
  • The College at Brockport Office of International Education - International Student Services and
  • Recruitment
  • Major Crimes Unit of the Rochester City Police Department
  • City of Rochester
  • The Center for the Arts
  • The College at Brockport - Hazen Center for Integrated Health Care
  • The College at Brockport - University Police
  • The Children's Agenda
  • Seneca Park Zoo
  • Village of Batavia
  • Monroe Community College Financial Aid Office
  • St. Ann's Community
  • Rochester Housing Authority
  • Village of Ardsley
  • City of Rochester, Department of Environmental Services
  • Strong Museum of Play
  • Lifetime Assistance
  • YMCA of Greater Rochester

*Self-study data from 2017-2018.

Last Updated 5/7/19

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