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Associate’s Degrees in Public Health

666 Yearly Graduations
$23,300 Median Salary
$20,053 Median Debt
There are 89 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in public health. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 69% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.1% of public health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors

In 2018-2019, 666 associate's degrees were awarded to public health majors. This makes it the 12th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 16,962
Master’s Degree 15,589
Graduate Certificate 1,648
Doctor’s Degree 975
Basic Certificate 669
Associate’s Degree 666
Undergraduate Certificate 60

Earnings of Public Health Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in public health is $23,300. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $23,300 and the high is $23,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in public health is $20,053. 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, $24,269 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,000.

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The median monthly payment of a public health graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $208.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in public health. About 86.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 87
Women 579
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Public Health

The racial-ethnic distribution of public health associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 157
Hispanic or Latino 193
White 181
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 91
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Health Associate's Degree Students

There are 89 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in public health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
114 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for public health students seekingan associate's degree is Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Roughly 19,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,808 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,162 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 associate's degrees were handed out to public health majors at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. About 96% of this group were women, and 76% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

62 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Borough of Manhattan Community College. Roughly 25,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 associate's degrees were handed out to public health majors at BMCC. About 79% of this group were women, and 84% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
48 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is American Public University System. Each year, around 45,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 associate's degrees were handed out to public health majors at American Military University. Of these students, 79% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

43 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Florida National University - Main Campus. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,200 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their associate's degree in public health from Florida National University - Main Campus. About 88% of this group were women, and 93% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Dine College

Tsaile, Arizona
33 Yearly Graduations
94% Women

Dine College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in public health. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 associate's degrees were handed out to public health majors at Dine College. About 94% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Bronx Community College

Bronx, New York
31 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bronx Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in public health. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. The public health program at Bronx Community College awarded 31 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 74% were women and 97% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Quincy College

Quincy, Massachusetts
27 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Quincy College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in public health. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. The public health program at Quincy College awarded 27 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#8

Bryant & Stratton College - Online

Orchard Park, New York
25 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bryant & Stratton College - Online is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in public health. Roughly 5,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their associate's degree in public health from Bryant & Stratton College - Online. Of these students, 92% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

21 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bryant & Stratton College - Parma. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their associate's degree in public health from Bryant & Stratton College - Parma. Of these students, 95% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
19 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harrisburg Area Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in public health. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The public health program at Harrisburg Area Community College awarded 19 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#11

Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Virginia
14 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in public health. Each year, around 1,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 associate's degrees were handed out to public health majors at Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach. Around 93% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#12

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
13 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montgomery College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in public health. The public health program at Montgomery College awarded 13 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 77% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#12

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is New Mexico State University - Dona Ana. Roughly 8,000 attend the school each year. The public health program at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana awarded 13 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 85% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#14

County College of Morris

Randolph, New Jersey
12 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

County College of Morris comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in public health. Each year, around 7,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their associate's degree in public health from County College of Morris. Of these students, 92% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
10 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Ozarks Technical Community College. Roughly 11,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 associate's degrees were handed out to public health majors at OTC. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Florida Career College - Miami. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their associate's degree in public health from Florida Career College - Miami. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#16

Florida Career College - Hialeah

Hialeah, Florida
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women

Florida Career College - Hialeah is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in public health. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their associate's degree in public health from Florida Career College - Hialeah. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#18

Passaic County Community College

Paterson, New Jersey
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women

Passaic County Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in public health. Roughly 6,400 attend the school each year. The public health program at Passaic County Community College awarded 8 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#18

Florida Career College - Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach, Florida
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Career College - Boynton Beach is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in public health. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 associate's degrees were handed out to public health majors at Florida Career College - Boynton Beach. Around 88% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women

Haskell Indian Nations University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in public health. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 associate's degrees were handed out to public health majors at Haskell. Of these students, 62% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Public Health Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Health Services Administration 324
General Public Health 171
Public Health Education & Promotion 96
Community Health & Preventive Medicine 26
Other Public Health 20

Below are some popular majors that are similar to public health that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 83,213
Allied Health Services 28,714
Allied Health Professions 28,069
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,600
Dental Support Services 7,349

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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