MPA Student Outcomes 2022-2023

Student Demographic Information

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Female students:

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Students of diversity:

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In-state students:

Financial Aid

  • Full-time students receiving financial aid: 42%
  • Part-time students receiving financial aid: 55%

Graduate Rates (2017-2018 cohort)

  • Within 2 years: 33%
  • Within 3 years: 78%
  • Within 4 years: 89%

Employment Outcomes (Class of 2023)

  • 90% of graduates with known employment status are employed
    • Public sector dominates, with 69% landing positions across local, state, and federal agencies.
    • Our graduates pursue diverse career paths including 26% in the nonprofit sector.
    • 5% leverage their skills in the private sector


Employment Outcomes by Sector


Employment Outcome by Sector - Pie Chart
Notes: Total graduates = 23; status unknown = 4; Knowledge rate = 83%


  • The most popular field is local government management, which includes positions in city and country governments, as well as special districts. Other popular fields include nonprofit management and public policy.

Sample of Employers

City of La Verne
City of Monrovia
City of Tustin
City of Pasadena
City of Rosemead
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
County of San Bernardino
San Bernardino Valley Community College
Department of Homeland Security
US Army
Southern California Alcohol and Drug Program
Los Angeles Room & Board
LA Family Housing

From Students’ Own Words (from an anonymous survey upon graduation)

“I have attended several public universities and the atmosphere at La Verne is different. The professors are more approachable, and the courses relate to my current profession. The material I learned was practical with some theoretical. I would recommend this program to anyone in local government looking to advance their career.”