Recent Employment Statistics
2021 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 2020-2021 graduating class.
Read the employment statistics data:
Employment rate after 10 months:
Employed: 98.3%; Seeking Employment: 0.9%; Continuing Education: 0.9%
Graduates work in all sectors, with over half at nonprofits:
Nonprofit/NGO: 57.1%; Private: 24.3%; Local Government: 10.6%; Federal Government: 4.0%; State Government: 4.0%
2021 graduates work around the globe:
A majority of graduates are working in the US: California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
Many graduates are working outside of the US: Canada, Chile, China, France, Ghana, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
36% The average increase in salary that students from all degree programs earned after graduating *
$84,605: The average annual salary that students from all degree programs earned after graduating **
* Includes data from the 37 graduates who provided both their current annual salary and last annual salary prior to enrolling at Wagner for full-time positions
** Includes data from the 44 graduates who provided their current annual salary for full-time positions.