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Graduation Rates

Data reported to NASPAA* indicates that College at Brockport MPA students who started the program in 2011 had retention to graduate rates of 90% (with 60% of the remaining 10% taking only 1 class). 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 Fall 2015 through Summer 2016 are employed in the following fields:

  • Federal government:  3%
  • State government:  8%
  • City, county, or other local government: 30%
  • Nonprofit organizations: 28%
  • Private sector: 28%
  • Seeking further education:  3%

*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:

City of Canandaigua
City of Rochester – Office of the Mayor
City of Rochester, Department of Environmental Services
City of Rochester’s Communications Bureau
East House of Rochester
Great Schools for All
Lifetime Assistance
Major Crimes Unit of the Rochester City Police Dept.
Monroe Community College Financial Aid Office
Monroe Community College Library Partnerships Program (LPP)
Monroe County Clerk’s Office
Monroe County Majority Office
Planned Parenthood
Prague Summer Internship Program
Rochester and Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service
Rochester Global Connections
Rochester Housing Authority
Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative
Rochester Regional Home Healthcare
Semester in Washington Internship Program
Seneca Park Zoo
St. Ann's Community
St. Joseph’s School
Strong Museum of Play
The Center for the Arts
The Children's Agenda
The College at Brockport’s  Department of University Police
The College at Brockport’s  Hazen Center for Integrated Care
The College at Brockport’s  Office of International Education - International Student Services and Recruitment
University of Rochester Medical Center
Village of Ardsley
Village of Batavia
Village of Fairport
Wayne County Veteran Service Agency
YMCA of Greater Rochester

Last Updated 10/1/18

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