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Public Health Schools in Alabama

450 students earned Public Health degrees in Alabama in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 6th most popular major in the state out of a total 26 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Alabama

Public Health majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 244
Bachelor’s Degree 190
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 12
Post-Master’s Certificate 12
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4

Gender Distribution

In Alabama, a public health major is more popular with women than with men.

Public Health Majors in AL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of public health majors in Alabama is as follows:

  • Asian: 7.3%
  • Black or African American: 28.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.9%
  • White: 40.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.1%
  • Other Races: 14.2%
Public Health Majors in AL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Alabama

8,870 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. AL

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Alabama

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $67,630, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in Alabama that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

267 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
22,080 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.70% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,100 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 78% are considered full time.

97 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
38,100 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $37,400 after graduation. 80% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate is 5.10% which is lower than average.

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
20,034 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 34%. It takes the average student 4.38 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it.

#4

Samford University

Birmingham
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
5,692 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
307 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $22,660. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 15% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,900 a year.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
2,876 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $35,353. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. The average student takes 4.32 years to complete their degree at Tuskegee.

#7

Oakwood University

Huntsville
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
1,526 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $26,293. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $21,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.77 years to complete their degree at Oakwood.

Public Health Careers in AL

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title AL Job Growth AL Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 35% $95,190
Community Health Workers 17% $39,850
Medical and Health Services Managers 16% $90,500
Physicists 13% $116,490
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 9% $70,670
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 7% $60,220
Epidemiologists 0% $0

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to public health.

Major Annual Graduates in AL
Nursing 6,743
Allied Health Professions 1,800
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,630
Allied Health Services 1,105
Health/Medical Admin Services 759
Rehabilitation Professions 414
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 404
Communication Sciences 399

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