MPA - Program Completion Rates

Once you begin your MPA studies at GVSU, you have eight years to complete the program. The timeline for completion varies by student, and can depend on a variety of personal factors such as work and family schedules or financial aid. SPNHA considers full-time status to be 9 credit hours per semester, or two years for completion. Part-time status is anything below 9 credits per semester, with four years as the general completion time. 

For the cohort of students who began in the 2014-15 academic year, 74 students enrolled initially. 

Students who graduated within two years: 37
Students who graduated within three years: 45
Students who graduated within four years: 48
Total students persisting to graduation: 51

For the cohort of students who began in the 2013-14 academic year, 86 students enrolled initially. 

Students who graduated within two years: 41
Students who graduated within three years: 52
Students who graduated within four years: 54
Total students persisting to graduation: 59

For the cohort of students who began in the 2012-13 academic year, 87 students enrolled initially. 

Students who graduated within two years: 44
Students who graduated within three years: 56
Students who graduated within four years: 64 
Total students persisting to graduation: 66

For the cohort of students who began in the 2011 academic year, 76 students enrolled initially. 

Students who graduated within two years: 52
Students who graduated within three years: 63 
Students who graduated within four years: 68  
Total students graduating: 71 
 

Jill Russell

Jill Russell (MPA '10) has been executive director of the Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce since October 2012.

Patrick Waterman

Patrick Waterman (MPA '10) has been city manager of Hudsonville, Michigan since August 2010.