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Public Health Schools in Arkansas

206 Public Health students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Public Health major is the 12th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Arkansas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 165
Master’s Degree 31
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 8
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2
Post-Master’s Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in AR Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.4%
  • Black or African American: 18.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.8%
  • White: 62.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.9%
  • Other Races: 7.3%
Public Health Majors in AR Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Arkansas

8,180 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. AR

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Arkansas

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $58,540, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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


University of Arkansas

115 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
27,559 Total Students

77% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,100 a year.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,768 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The student loan default rate is 1.70% which is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 85%.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
824 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.32 years to complete their degree at Ozarks. 76% of the teachers are full time.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
9,581 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.88 years. The full-time teacher rate is 97%. The student loan default rate is 8.50% which is lower than average.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
4,037 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,000 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it. The 7.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,541 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $4,915. In their early career, Phillips County Community College grads earn an average salary of $18,900. 66% of the teachers are full time.

Public Health Careers in AR

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title AR Job Growth AR Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 26% $112,810
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 25% $44,360
Community Health Workers 24% $36,970
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 23% $57,520
Medical and Health Services Managers 22% $74,920
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 11% $64,090
Epidemiologists 0% $56,870

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

Major Annual Graduates in AR
Nursing 2,869
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,077
Health Sciences & Services 1,098
Allied Health Professions 1,088
Health/Medical Admin Services 922
Allied Health Services 557
Communication Sciences 348
Rehabilitation Professions 344

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