USC Price School Facts
In the 2008-2009 academic year, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy celebrated its 80-year anniversary.
In 1929, the USC School of Citizenship and Public Administration opened its doors, becoming one of only two programs of its kind in the nation. The school did not resemble very much the larger complex school it is today, but it contained the seeds of what is currently the modern USC Price School.
In addition to offering a degree in pubic administration, the School of Citizenship and Public Administration included classes in urban and regional planning from the outset, which eventually led to the urban and regional planning degree and school at USC. Over time, public administration formed the health administration program and the public policy program. And, the urban planning school developed the real estate program.
In a major milestone, these various strands came together again in a single school 10 years ago, forming the innovative, multi-disciplinary entity that USC Price School is today.
Students (2009-10 academic year)
- Undergraduates: 513
- Master’s programs: 838
- Doctoral programs: 105
Faculty (2008 — 2009 academic year)
- Full-time Faculty: 48
- Adjunct Faculty: approximately 121
Alumni (2009 — 2010 academic year)
- More than 16,000 worldwide
Sponsored research (2007 — 2008 academic year)
- $21.4 million in sponsored research underway