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Career Outcomes

Career Outcomes

Our LBJ School graduates begin their careers across sectors and across the world.


May 2018 Graduates

Where are our students employed?
Federal Gov't 15%
State Gov't 24%
Local Gov't 28%
Education 10%
Nonprofit 6%
Int'l 13%
Nonprofit Int'l 4%

Where do our graduates live?
Washington, DC 31%
Texas 57%
Other parts of the U.S. 9%
International 3%

What are their salaries?
Federal Gov't $64,000
State Gov't $59,286
Local Gov't $60,673
Military $73,420
Private $60,000
Nonprofit $68,000
Education $79,934
All Sectors $66,473

Where MPAff graduates landed jobs


Boston Consulting Group



Government Finance Officers Association

Whole Foods


United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization






Center for Public Policy Priorities

RGK Center for Philanthropy & Community Service

Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers

United Way for Greater Austin


Administration for Community Living

United States Military Academy

United States District Court for the District of Columbia



North Carolina Cooperative Extension

State of Texas Liability

Texas Department of Agriculture

Texas Education Agency

Texas Juvenile Justice Department

Texas Legislative Budget Board

Local (City)

Austin City Council

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

City of Chicago Office of the Mayor

New York City Council



Where MGPS graduates landed jobs


CACI International

Harder+Co. Community Research

IBI Consultants



Al Jazeera Media Network





Global Knowledge Initiative

Helen Keller International

Cleveland Clinic


Bureau of Economic Geology (The University of Texas at Austin)





Overall Internships: Summer 2018–Spring 2019

Where are our students working in internships?
Nonprofit 47%
Public 38%
Private 15%

Where are their internships located?
Texas 52%
Washington, DC 20%
Int'l 13%


MPAff Internship Sector
Public 48%
Nonprofit 40%
Private 12%


MGPS Internship Sector
Nonprofit 60%
Private 22%
Public 18%

32.5% completed their internship internationally.
30% completed their internship in Washington, DC.

Recent student internships


City of Austin


Disability Rights Texas

Education Pioneers

Ernst & Young – Office of Public Policy

Government Accountability Office

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

National Women’s Law Center

Texas Health & Human Services Commission

Texas House of Representatives

Texas Senate

Texas Workforce Commission


Amnesty International

Chicago Project on Security & Threats

Institute for the Study of War

Kenyan GIRLS Ministry

Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services (RAICES)

Brookings Institution

United Nations

U.S. Department of State






Graduation rates

Year entering the LBJ School Number enrolled Number graduated on time (100% of normal program length) Number graduated within 150% of normal program length Number graduated within 200% of normal program length
Fall 2011 97 71 91 93
Fall 2012 101 62 85 94
Fall 2013 93 60 81 89
Fall 2014 85 62 76 78
Fall 2015 68 40 62