Data on Accredited Programs

2014-15 Accreditation Data Report

Since 2010, NASPAA has collected data on key outputs and outcomes of master’s degree programs of public service education to track the development in the field, producing annual reports to present and analyze the aggregated data. The 2014-15 Accreditation Data Report is the fifth annual data report on NASPAA Accredited Programs. The 2014-15 report is presented in two parts – a Snapshot of Accredited Programs in Academic Year (AY) 2014-2015 and Trends and Insights. It includes information about program features, faculty governance and instruction, student recruitment, graduation and employment, and overall accreditation conformance. Data in this report are provided by programs and collected by NASPAA from self-study reports, accreditation maintenance reports, and annual program surveys. You can access the raw data here.

Key findings of the report include the following:

  • 45 percent of known AY 2013-2014 graduates were employed across all levels of government.
  • Nonprofit management continues to be an integral part of public service education, with concentrations related to the nonprofit field presenting as the most prevalent concentration and the nonprofit sector the single biggest employer of graduates.
  • Programs are diversifying the modes of delivery and concentrations available for students.
  • NASPAA Accreditation Standards on faculty and student diversity remain some of the most highly monitored.

Past Accreditation Data Reports 

2013-2014 NASPAA Accreditation Data Report
2012-2013 NASPAA Accreditation Data Report
2011-2012 NASPAA Accreditation Data Report
2010-2011 NASPAA Accreditation Data Report

Data for trends and previous Data Reports* available here.
*All data on accredited programs from AY 2010-2014 Annual and Self-Study Reports

2013 Diversity Report

The 2013 NASPAA Diversity Report seeks to not only compare the data presented in the NASPAA Diversity Report published in 2000, but also to convey the trends and changes in the state of diversity over the past decade. The first section focuses on the racial and gender diversity changes in the student body. The second section focuses on the racial and gender diversity trends in the faculty body. Finally, the third section will show the state of universal competency analysis and implementation in terms of communication with diverse communities and changing workforces.

Download the 2013 Diversity Report and source data:

2013 Diversity Report
Appendix B-1: Student Data
Appendix B-2: Faculty Data
Appendix B-3: Competency Data
Appendix B-4: Faculty Retention

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