Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

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The Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy is a public policy school composed of the Departments of Public Administration & Policy and Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY, United States.[1] The department provides educational preparation for academic and public service careers, to undertake research on significant public problems and issues, and to assist in the continuing professional development of government executives. Rockefeller College has an enhanced interdisciplinary approach to its public policy mission.[citation needed]

The College offers appropriate assistance to the governments of New York State and the United States, and to foreign governments and international organizations in meeting the responsibilities of contemporary citizenship and governance through special courses and conferences; research and consultation; and publications for the dissemination of information.

The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy is located on the downtown campus of the University at Albany, SUNY, at 135 Western Avenue, Albany, New York. In 2008, it was ranked 14th overall out of 253 schools of Public Affairs by U.S. News & World Report magazine.[citation needed]


  1. Information Technology and Management - #2 (US News 2009)
  2. Public Affairs - #14 (US News 2009)
  3. Public Administration and Management - #8 (US News 2009)
  4. Public Finance and Budgeting - #7 (US News 2009)
  5. Public Policy Analysis - #22 (US News 2009)
  6. Non-Profit Management - #18 (US News 2009)


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