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Bachelor’s Degrees in Health Sciences & Services

16,503 Yearly Graduations
$30,850 Median Salary
$25,875 Median Debt
There are 366 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in health science. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 48% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.4% of health science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Health Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 16,503 bachelor's degrees were awarded to health science majors. This makes it the 4th most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in health science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 16,503
Associate’s Degree 5,261
Basic Certificate 1,577
Master’s Degree 1,111
Undergraduate Certificate 1,081
Doctor’s Degree 237
Graduate Certificate 178

Earnings of Health Science Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in health science is $30,850. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $29,000 to a high of $33,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in health science is $25,875. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $29,593 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,653.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $269.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in health science. About 76.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,927
Women 12,576
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Health Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of health science bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,802
Black or African American 2,415
Hispanic or Latino 3,096
White 7,778
International Students 233
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,179
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Science Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 366 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in health science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

933 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for health science students seekinga bachelor's degree is University of South Florida - Main Campus. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 933 bachelor's degrees were handed out to health science majors at USF Tampa. About 75% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
860 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in health science. Roughly 69,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

The health science program at University of Central Florida awarded 860 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#3

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
624 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - Columbia is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in health science. Roughly 30,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 624 people received their bachelor's degree in health science from Mizzou. About 75% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

501 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Fullerton is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in health science. Each year, around 40,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 501 people received their bachelor's degree in health science from Cal State Fullerton. About 78% of this group were women, and 77% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
406 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Stony Brook University. Each year, around 26,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 406 bachelor's degrees were handed out to health science majors at SUNY Stony Brook. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#6

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
391 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in health science. Each year, around 38,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

The health science program at Kaplan University-Indianapolis awarded 391 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 69% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

387 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nevada - Reno is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in health science. Each year, around 20,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,410 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,306 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 387 people received their bachelor's degree in health science from UNR. Of these students, 66% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

364 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - East Bay is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in health science. Roughly 16,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 364 bachelor's degrees were handed out to health science majors at Cal State East Bay. Of these students, 80% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
299 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in health science. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

The health science program at Texas A&M University - College Station awarded 299 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#10

Stockton University

Galloway, New Jersey
296 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stockton University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in health science. Roughly 9,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,005 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,517 per year.

The health science program at Stockton University awarded 296 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 80% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California
266 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Long Beach is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in health science. Roughly 38,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The health science program at California State University - Long Beach awarded 266 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 79% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Touro College

New York, New York
261 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Touro College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in health science. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,240 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 261 people received their bachelor's degree in health science from Touro. About 68% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
221 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in health science. Each year, around 113,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 221 bachelor's degrees were handed out to health science majors at SNHU. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#14

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
202 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in health science. Each year, around 52,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 202 bachelor's degrees were handed out to health science majors at UF. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#15

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
194 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of North Florida. Roughly 17,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,996 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,978 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 194 people received their bachelor's degree in health science from UNF. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#16

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
190 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Houston. Roughly 46,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,219 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,370 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 190 people received their bachelor's degree in health science from UH. Around 83% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#17

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
186 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Boston University. Each year, around 33,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

The health science program at Boston University awarded 186 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 83% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

182 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Fresno comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in health science. Each year, around 24,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 182 people received their bachelor's degree in health science from Fresno State. About 79% of this group were women, and 79% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
180 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is DePaul University. Roughly 22,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,551 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,584 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 180 bachelor's degrees were handed out to health science majors at DePaul. Of these students, 74% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

California State University - Sacramento

Sacramento, California
174 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Sacramento is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in health science. Each year, around 31,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 174 people received their bachelor's degree in health science from Sac State. Of these students, 83% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Health Science Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General/Allied Health Sciences 13,223
General Health & Wellness 3,280

Below are some popular majors that are similar to health science that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 154,540
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,317
Public Health 16,962
Communication Sciences 11,326
Allied Health Professions 11,092

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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