USC Price School of Public Policy

Student Facts


The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy currently enrolls 1,808 students: 533 undergraduates, 947 core master’s students, 266 executive program students, 14 students in joint and certificate programs, and 48 Ph.D. students.

We are committed to serving a talented and diverse student population:

  • 41% are underrepresented minorities
  • 43% hail from outside the Southern California region
  • 15% are from foreign countries
  • 53% are female

Most graduate students enter the Price School with two to five years of work experience in their respective fields. Those entering the executive program and online MPA program have 10-15 years of experience. The Price School enrolls legislative staff, city council members, real estate developers, health care professionals, 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 2015 Price School Enrollment

The Price School’s international student population comes from 49 countries around the world including: Armenia, Australia, the Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zimbabwe and the United States of America.

The Price School’s domestic population is comprised of students from 43 states, US Territories and the District of Columbia including: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, 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.