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Public Health Schools in Alaska

77 students earned Public Health degrees in Alaska in the 2018-2019 year.

A Public Health major is the 5th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Alaska

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 41
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 17
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 17
Master’s Degree 12
Associate’s Degree 7

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in AK Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.5%
  • Black or African American: 2.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.9%
  • White: 46.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.3%
  • Other Races: 39.0%
Public Health Majors in AK Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Alaska

3,220 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. AK

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Alaska

In this state, public health grads earn an average of $65,960. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,690.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in Alaska that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
12,766 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 48% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $13,819. In their early career, UAA grads earn an average salary of $36,000.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
7,179 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $11,297. It takes the average student 4.83 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $30,700 a year.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
2,150 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 9.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,258. 84% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
529 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.00%. 57% of the teachers are full time.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
95 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. This private school has an average net price of $6,396.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
233 Total Students

33% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 80% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 4 to 1.

Public Health Careers in AK

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title AK Job Growth AK Median Salary
Medical and Health Services Managers 21% $99,040
Health Specialties Professors 17% $71,400
Community Health Workers 17% $43,590
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 6% $57,220
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 3% $75,550
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 2% $84,700

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

Major Annual Graduates in AK
Allied Health Services 213
Nursing 153
Health/Medical Prep Programs 115
Health/Medical Admin Services 92
Mental & Social Health Services 62
Dental Support Services 61
Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 50
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 48

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