Recent Employment Statistics

2018 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 2017-2018 graduating class.


Within 10 months, 96% are employed
Graduates work around the world
Salary increase

MPA (PNP & Health) — Based on a knowledge rate of 85% for the 248 students who graduated in the 2017–2018 academic year, 46% are working in the Nonprofit (domestic-oriented) sector; 13% are working in the Private Sector (not research/consulting); 11% are working for internationally-oriented Nonprofit/NGOs; 10% are working in Local Govt; 9% are working in Private Sector Research/Consulting; 3% are working in State Gov't; 2% are working in FederalGov't; 2% are working for an international Gov't/quasi governmental organization; 2% are obtaining further education; and 1% are seeking employment. Employment status is unknown for 15% of the graduates. 

MPA Health Management — For graduates in the 2017–2018 academic year, 63% are working in a hospital/health system, 13% are working in national health organizations, 8% are working in consulting, 8% are completing a post-graduate fellowship, 4% are working for an insurance/HMO company, and 4% are employed outside healthcare. 

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: 56.9%; Private: 22.4%; Local Government: 13.4%; Federal Government: 4.3%; State Government: 2.6%; Self-Employed: 0.4%

2018 graduates work around the globe:
A majority of graduates are working in the US: California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington
Many graduates are working outside of the US: Chile, China, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Samoa, Singapore, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Vietnam 

40%: The average increase in salary that students from all degree programs earned after graduating.
$70,803: The average annual salary that students from all degree programs earned after graduating.