USC Price School of Public Policy

Student Facts

The Sol Price School of Public Policy currently enrolls 1,842 students: 567 undergraduates, 952 core master’s students, 255 executive program students, 18 students in joint and certificate programs, and 50 Ph.D. students.

The Price School enrolls a talented and diverse student population:

  • 40% are from underrepresented groups
  • 45% are from outside the Southern California region
  • 17% are from foreign countries
  • 53% are female

Most of the graduate students enter the Price School with two to five years of work experience in their respective fields. Those entering the executive program and new online MPA program have 10-15 years of experience. The Price School currently enrolls legislative staff, city council members, real estate developers, health care professionals, architects, foreign government officials, Peace Corps volunteers, physicians, teachers with Teach for America, Coro Fellows, foundation staff, engineers, researchers, and professionals from community-based organizations, among others.

» Fall 2014 Price School Enrollment

The Price School’s international student population comes from 42 countries around the world including Australia, Austria, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and the United States of America.

The Price School’s domestic population is comprised of students from 46 states, US Territories and the District of Columbia including: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia.