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669 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 52 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in public health. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 38% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.9% of public health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 669 students earned their basic certificate in public health. This makes it the 13th most popular basic certificate 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 Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for public health majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for public health majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in public health. About 84.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 104
Women 565
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Public Health

The racial-ethnic distribution of public health basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 64
Black or African American 52
Hispanic or Latino 92
White 368
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 80
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Health Basic Certificate Students

There are 52 colleges that offer a basic certificate in public health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
297 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for public health students seekinga basic certificate is University of Wisconsin - Madison. Each year, around 44,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

The public health program at University of Wisconsin - Madison awarded 297 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
64 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

City College of San Francisco comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in public health. Roughly 24,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 people received their basic certificate in public health from City College of San Francisco. Of these students, 80% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
32 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Central New Mexico Community College. Roughly 23,000 attend the school each year. The public health program at Central New Mexico Community College awarded 32 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

28 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Columbus State Community College. Each year, around 28,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The public health program at Columbus State Community College awarded 28 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#5

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
20 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Western Kentucky University. Each year, around 18,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,802 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,140 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 basic certificates were handed out to public health majors at WKU. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#6

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
18 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Boston University. Roughly 33,700 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their basic certificate in public health from Boston U. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#6

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
18 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clemson University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in public health. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,118 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 basic certificates were handed out to public health majors at Clemson. About 100% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
16 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Georgia. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 basic certificates were handed out to public health majors at UGA. About 94% of this group were women, and 69% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, Massachusetts
16 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Northern Essex Community College. The public health program at Northern Essex Community College awarded 16 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 88% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Dine College

Tsaile, Arizona
15 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Dine College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in public health. The public health program at Dine College awarded 15 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#10

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, New York
15 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York Institute of Technology is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in public health. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,760 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 basic certificates were handed out to public health majors at NYIT. About 33% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

12 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake Washington Institute of Technology comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in public health. Roughly 3,600 attend the school each year. The public health program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology awarded 12 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 83% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
12 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in public health. Roughly 31,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their basic certificate in public health from UMass Amherst. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#14

South Suburban College

South Holland, Illinois
11 Yearly Graduations
91% Women

South Suburban College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in public health. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 basic certificates were handed out to public health majors at SSC. About 91% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts
11 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Quinsigamond Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in public health. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The public health program at Quinsigamond Community College awarded 11 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 64% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Central Arizona College

Coolidge, Arizona
9 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Central Arizona College. The public health program at Central Arizona College awarded 9 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 78% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#16

Quincy College

Quincy, Massachusetts
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Quincy College. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 basic certificates were handed out to public health majors at Quincy College. About 89% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Arizona Western College. Each year, around 7,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their basic certificate in public health from AWC. About 78% of this group were women, and 89% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nevada - Reno comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in public health. Roughly 20,900 attend the school each year. 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.

The public health program at University of Nevada - Reno awarded 8 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women

The 20th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Missouri Southern State University. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,289 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,300 per year.

The public health program at Missouri Southern State University awarded 5 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

Public Health Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
International Public Health 335
Community Health & Preventive Medicine 147
Public Health Education & Promotion 46
General Public Health 36
Environmental Health 35

Below are some popular majors that are similar to public health that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 46,750
Allied Health Professions 22,739
Allied Health Services 20,455
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,402
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9,861

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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