Graduate Career Statistics

Information about job placement for La Follette School Graduates, including location where our most recent graduates are working.


Also information on historical job placement for our Graduates.

Career Statistics of 2021 graduates from La Follette
Pie chart of La Follette School 6-month post-graduation career statistics for the Class of 2021 (MPA/MIPA). Placement are as follows: 32% state government, 28% non-profit, 14% pursing further education, 12% private sector, 8% local government, and 4% federal government.

Of 50 La Follette School 2021 Master of Public Affairs (MPA) and Master of International Public Affairs (MIPA) graduates, 43 entered the workforce and seven sought additional degrees. Of those entering the workforce, 98% (42 out of 43 graduates) reported that they had secured employment in their fields by December 2021.

Of those who secured employment, 95% of graduates found jobs focused on domestic policy and management and 5% found jobs focused on international policy and management.

Where 2021 graduates are working

Nonprofits (28.6%)

  • American Institutes for Research (AIR)
  • Burke Museum at the University of Washington
  • Center for the Study of the American Constitution
  • Houston Audubon Society
  • Indianapolis Hunger Network
  • Policy Center at Washington University
  • The Mary Amelia Center for Women’s Health Equity Research
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership
  • UW Madison Center for Health Disparities Research
  • UW Population Health Institute
  • Wisconsin Housing Preservation
  • World Bank, Asset Management and Advisory Department
  • World Resource Institute

State Government (32.7%)

  • Office of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers
  • University of Wisconsin System Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship
  • UW System Administration Project Management Office
  • Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
  • Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Bureau of Working Families
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Corrections
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
  • Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau
  • Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau
  • Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Wisconsin Statewide Intelligence Center

Private Sector (12.2%)

  • Cornerstone Research
  • Grant Thornton
  • QuestionPro
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

Local Government (8.2%)

  • City of La Crosse
  • City of Madison
  • Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change
  • Madison Police Department

Federal Government (4.1%)

  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Pursuing Additional Graduate School (all students pursuing PhDs) (14.3%)

  • Emory University, Laney Graduate School
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Public Health
  • University of Wisconsin Madison Law School