Buffalo, NY (population: 267,037) has five public administration schools within its city limits. University at Buffalo, the highest ranked school in the city with a public administration program, has a total student population of 28,881. It is the 841st highest ranked school in the USA and the 68th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Public Administration students from Buffalo schools who go on to become law enforcerss, police officers, public administrators, law and criminal justice professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Correctional officers and jailers make on average $42,610 per year and there are about 455,350 of them employed in the US today.
Buffalo lies in Erie county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area has 534,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.69/hr average worker wage, and a $40,960 average annual salary.
Of the 5 public administration schools in Buffalo, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Medaille College comes out as the most expensive ($16,964/yr) for public administration students, with Erie Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,003/yr.