Recent Employment Statistics

2017 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 2016-2017 graduating class.


Within 10 months, 96% are employed
Graduates work around the world
Salary increase
*Knowledge rate: 88.5%, for a total of 262 responses. This report includes data from the September 2016, January 2017, and May 2017 graduating classes.
MPA (PNP & Health) employment statistics for September 2016 through May 2017 graduates:  
Employment rate after 10 months: 97.9%
Employment by sector: Nonprofit 59.0%, Private 20.1%, Local Gov't 12.0%, Federal Gov't 3.0%, State Gov't 0.9%
MPA (Health) employment statistics**:  
Employment rate after 10 months: 100%
Employment by sector: Nonprofit 62.8%, Private 20.9%, Local Gov't 7.0%, Federal Gov't 7.0%, State Gov't 2.3%
**Numbers may not total 100 due to rounding

Read the employment statistics data:

Employment rate after 10 months:  
Employed: 96%; Seeking Employment: 2%; Continuing Education: 2%

Graduates work in all sectors, with half at nonprofits:
Nonprofit/NGO: 59.4%; Private: 21.1%; Local Government: 13.5%; Federal Government: 4.4%; State Government: 1.2%; Self-Employed: 0.4%

2017 graduates work around the globe:
A majority of graduates are working in the US: California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia
Many graduates are working outside of the US: China, Dominican Republic, Germany, Haiti, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, South Korea

34%: The average increase in salary that students from all degree programs earned after graduating.
$74,438: The average annual salary that students from all degree programs earned after graduating.