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Looking for the best MPA online from an accredited online university at a truly affordable cost?

Get Educated surveyed 50 master's degree programs nationwide to create this fact-based ranking list of Best Buys in Public Administration degrees in the USA—25 accredited MPA online, all with a price tag less than $22,500.

These online degree rankings were calculated by analyzing tuition and online learning fees at 45 regionally accredited universities in the USA that offer 50 different online master's degrees for students interested in public administration careers. This is an objective ranking list of the most affordable MPA online programs.

To appear on a Get Educated Best Buy list, the online degree profiled must objectively cost less than the average cost of all the degrees surveyed in the comprehensive data set. 


Average Cost: $22,244

Most Affordable:
University of North Carolina at Pembroke ~ $7,478

Most Expensive:
Rutgers University ~ $42,798

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These online public administration degree rankings are 
based on a national survey of regionally accredited MPA online programs or the allied career area of public affairs
. Costs were verified valid at time of collection (Fall 2013).

RANK
SCHOOL / DEGREE
STATE
PRICE
NOTE
1

A

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Master of Public Administration
(NC)
$7,478
$26,681
Resident
Others
2

A

Fort Hays State University
  • Master of Liberal Studies / Public Administration
(KS)
$7,654
3

A

University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Master of Public Administration
(NE)
$11,448
$19,278
Resident
Others
4

A

Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Master of Public Administration
(TX)
$11,622
$15,942
Resident
Others
5

A-

University of South Dakota
  • Executive Master of Public Administration
(SD)
$12,002
6

A-

American Public University
  • Master of Public Administration
(WV)
$12,300
7

A-

Valdosta State University
  • Master of Public Administration
(GA)
$12,378
8

A-

University of North Dakota
  • Master of Public Administration
(ND)
$14,254
9

B+

Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Master of Public Administration
(FL)
$15,682
$54,628
Resident
Others
10

B+

California State University-Dominguez Hills
  • Master of Public Administration
(CA)
$16,560
10

B+

Troy University Online Learning
  • Master of Public Administration
(AL)
$16,560
11

B+

Southern Utah University
  • Masters of Public Administration
(UT)
$16,704
$50,640
12

B+

Kent State University-Kent Campus
  • Master of Public Administration
(OH)
$17,100
$29,412
Resident
Others
13

B

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Master of Public Administration
(TX)
$17,342
$31,031
Resident
Others
14

B

California State University-San Bernardino
  • Master of Public Administration
(CA)
$17,656
$29,560
Resident
Others
15

B

Park University
  • Master of Public Affairs
(MO)
$18,180
16

B

Upper Iowa University
  • Master of Public Administration/Public Personnel Management
(IA)
$18,312
17

B-

Anna Maria College
  • Master of Public Administration
(MA)
$18,750
18

B-

California Baptist University
  • Master of Public Administration
(CA)
$19,260
19

B-

Florida Institute of Technology
  • Master of Public Administration
(FL)
$20,160
20

B-

Post University
  • Master of Public Administration
(CT)
$20,350
21

C+

National University
  • Master of Public Administration
(CA)
$20,736
22

C+

Kaplan University
  • Master of Public Administration
(IA)
$21,040
23

C+

University of Colorado Denver
  • Master of Public Administration
(CO)
$21,564
24

C+

Ashford University
  • Master of Public Administration
(IA)
$22,236

Rankings Note: These online degree rankings are based on a Fall 2013 distance learning survey of regionally accredited or accredited university candidates which offer an MPA online. Tuition and fees stated were valid at the time of collection (Fall 2013). Profiles for each distance degree in the Get Educated online college directory may reflect slightly different costs based on a different update schedule.

The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online master's degree and typically reflects the most affordable, cheapest distance degree program. Factors such as transfer credits at entrance, prerequisite online course requirements, and financial aid will affect your final purchase price. 


Editorial Note: Colleges NEVER pay to be included in the Get Educated online university rankings. These rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited university which offers a degree that is delivered at least 80% at a distance and open to the public. There is no cost to use the Get Educated Best Buy award seals, should your degree appear on these rankings.

If your online university is regionally accredited and not currently surveyed by Get Educated, please contact us for inclusion. Each affordability ranking list is calculated every two years. The next MPA online degree rankings will be undertaken Fall 2015.

To see affordability rankings of the best online colleges for other business master's degree programs, check out the following lists:

Affordable Online Degrees: Online MBA (Regionally Accredited)

Affordable Online Degrees: AACSB Online MBA

Affordable Online Degrees: Online Masters in Management

Affordable Online Degrees: Online Masters in Leadership

Affordable Online Degrees: Online Masters in Accounting

Affordable Online Degrees: Online Masters in Human Resources



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