Recent Employment Statistics

2020 MPA/MUP Employment Statistics*

Our graduates work in public and nonprofit management, healthcare, urban planning, policy analysis, public finance, financial management, and international development. In local, national, and international arenas, NYU Wagner alumni play significant roles redeveloping communities, advocating for social justice, and providing vital health and human services.

See below for a sample of where our graduates are working by degree program:

The statistics below reflect employment data from the 2019-2020 graduating class.


Within 10 Months, 97.7% of graduates are employed
Graduates work around the world
Salary Increase

MPA (PNP & Health) — Based on a knowledge rate of 89% for the 257 students who graduated in the 2019–2020 academic year, 51% are working in the Nonprofit (domestic-oriented) sector; 18% are working in the Private Sector (not research/consulting); 10% are working in Local Govt; 9% are working for internationally-oriented Nonprofit/NGOs; 5% are working in Private Sector Research/Consulting; 3% are working in Federal Gov't; 2% are working in State Gov't; 1% are self-employed; and fewer than 1% are seeking employment. Employment status is unknown for 11% of the graduates. 

MPA Health Management — Based on a knowledge rate of 81% for graduates in the 2018–2019 academic year, 52% are working in a hospital/health system, 10% are working in a governmental agency, 14% are working in consulting, and 5% are working for a pharmaceutical/medical device company.

Read the employment statistics data:

Employment rate after 10 months:  
Employed: 97.7%; Seeking Employment: 1.6%; Continuing Education: 0.4%; Not Seeking Employment: 0.4%

Graduates work in all sectors, with over half at nonprofits:
Nonprofit/NGO: 56.4%; Private: 25.2%; Local Government: 12.4%; Federal Government: 3.2%; State Government: 1.6%; Self-Employed 1.2%

2020 graduates work around the globe:
A majority of graduates are working in the US: California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas
Many graduates are working outside of the US: Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mali, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

32% The average increase in salary that students from all degree programs earned after graduating.
$75,016: The average annual salary that students from all degree programs earned after graduating.

These numbers include data from graduates who provided both current annual salary and last annual salary prior to enrolling at NYU Wagner.