Our newest class

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August 12, 2022


Our newest class is poised for public service leadership. This new cohort of 150 students joins us from 93 universities, 19 states plus DC, and more than 13 countries and are part of an important legacy of fearless and effective public leadership.

(Featured: Neema Lubin, Sara Engelhard (MGPs), Jose Silva (MPAff))

Here's a snapshot:


Academic pursuits  

Thirteen percent of our newest students are pursuing one of our 18 dual degree options.  


Top Policy Interests

Our newest class has a range of policy passions and pursuits; however, students expressed the most interest in the following areas:  

  • Social Policy  
  • Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy 
  • International Development, Inequality and Migration  

26 years is the average age of an LBJ student   

3 years is the average years worked before enrolling in LBJ  

8 is the percent of LBJ students who hold military or veteran designations 

Geographic Diversity

Sixty-five percent of students from our newest class are from Texas; 23 percent are from out-of-state; and 12 percent are international students from countries outside of the United States. 

Here are the top 5 Texas hometowns represented by our newest class:  

Out of state hometowns include cities from Albuquerque to New York and Bellevue to Miami but most out of state students call Washington DC home.  

The top represented international hometowns are Mexico City and Sejong, South Korea.  

Race and Ethnicity

Our newest class identifies as the following: 

  • White: 60%
  • Hispanic: 30% 
  • Two or more races: 27%
  • Ethnicity not reported: 15%
  • Asian: 9% 
  • Native American/Native Alaskan: 7%
  • Black: 6%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1%



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