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The Authoritative Source of Data in Public Affairs Education

Fast Facts

More than 23,000 Students Enrolled in Fall 2017
More than 10,000 Degrees Awarded in AY 2016-2017
Enrolled Students are Persons of Diversity

NASPAA Open Surveys

NASPAA collects data annually on a number of topics.  Below are a list of currently open surveys.  The Annual Data Report and the Alumni Survey have their own pages, please use the Menu to navigate for information regarding those surveys.

NASPAA is currently surveying the membership regarding their undergraduate majors and course offerings.  In recent years, NASPAA has heard anecdotally that our members are seeing an increase in the number of students interested in pursuing an public affairs undergraduate major.   NASPAA would like to replace the anecdotal evidence with real data.

Please take the time to complete NASPAA's Undergraduate Survey.  If you do not have a program please still complete the first two questions so NASPAA is aware of who does not offer programs as well. 


PDF Reference Copy of Survey

NASPAA currently has two surveys in the field relating to Doctoral Education.  One survey for programs and one survey for current PhD students.   Both surveys will inform NASPAA PhD Pathways Initiative


Current Doctoral Student and Recent PhD Graduate Survey 


Survey of NASPAA Doctoral Programs 



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Fall Enrollments Trend

Fall Enrollment Trends (n=153)

Degrees Awarded Trend 

Degrees Awarded Trending Downward


Average Percent Enrolled by Category

Enrollment Trends