Student Facts


The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy currently enrolls 1,806 students: 602 undergraduates, 834 core master’s students, 304 executive program students, 18 students in joint and certificate programs, and 48 Ph.D. students.

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

  • 43% are underrepresented minorities
  • 43% hail from outside the Southern California region
  • 14% 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 MHA program, the online Executive Master of Urban Planning program, the online MPA program, and the Executive Master of Leadership 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.

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The Price School’s international student population comes from 36 countries around the world including: Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Turkey, Taiwan, United Kingdom, 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, Arkansas, Arizona, American Samoa, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia.