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Public Administration-MPA
Public Administration Is Thousands Strong!


The mission of the Department of Public Administration is to improve the quality of life for all in local communities by strengthening professional and ethical public and nonprofit management through our teaching, scholarship and community engagement. 

Our M.P.A. degree program is highly ranked in more areas than all other public and private institutions in Illinois, as well as many other schools nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report:

  • 6th in the nation for Local Government Management
  • 25th in Public Finance and Budgeting
  • 40th in Public Management and Leadership
  • 58th in overall public affairs by U.S. News & World Report

By making a gift to Public Administration during Thousands Strong you will help us continue our tradition of excellence and provide today's students a high-quality, top-ranked education. 

Leaderboard
NIU College Leaderboard: Gifts
See how your college is doing in overall gifts.
Rank College Gifts
1 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 334
2 College of Law 212
3 College of Business 156
4 College of Education 155
5 College of Health & Human Sciences 131
6 College of Visual & Performing Arts 70
7 College of Engineering & Engineering Technology 31
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Leaderboard
NIU College Leaderboard: Dollars
See how your college is doing in overall dollars raised.
Rank College Raised
1 College of Business $538,055.98
2 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences $152,300.03
3 College of Law $73,328.00
4 College of Education $40,907.00
5 College of Health & Human Sciences $33,610.25
6 College of Visual & Performing Arts $29,496.10
7 College of Engineering & Engineering Technology $5,040.14
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$100,000
Thousands Strong Participation Challenge
A generous and long-time NIU donor wants to encourage the Huskie family to come together during Thousands Strong. When 2,000 total gifts are made during Thousands Strong, a $100,000 gift to support innovation and strategic initiatives will be unlocked into our totals.
2,000 / 2,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Comcast Challenge for Public Administration-MPA
Our friends at Comcast are eager to support Public Administration's mission “to improve the quality of life for all in local communities by strengthening professional and ethical public and nonprofit management through our teaching, scholarship and community engagement.” When 50 gifts are made to any area within Public Administration, their $5,000 gift will be added to the Day of Giving totals for the department.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
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