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Public Health Schools in Colorado

In 2018-2019, 397 students earned their Public Health degrees in CO.

As a degree choice, Public Health is the 8th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Colorado

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 239
Bachelor’s Degree 146
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 11
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 11
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 11
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1
Post-Master’s Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in CO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.1%
  • Black or African American: 6.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.9%
  • White: 55.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.3%
  • Other Races: 10.8%
Public Health Majors in CO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Colorado

There are 19,590 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. CO

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Colorado

Public Health grads earn an average of $86,390 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in Colorado that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:

335 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
24,910 Total Students

65% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $15,446. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.00%.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
33,426 Total Students

80% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public school has an average net price of $19,800. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
3,300 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.54 years.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
6,908 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.31 years. The student loan default rate is 3.70% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
12,930 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $14,230. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,800 a year.

Public Health Careers in CO

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title CO Job Growth CO Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 36% $116,840
Community Health Workers 32% $38,830
Medical and Health Services Managers 30% $108,660
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 24% $86,190
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 20% $79,630
Epidemiologists 18% $61,040
Physicists 18% $100,850
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 14% $62,320

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

Major Annual Graduates in CO
Nursing 5,709
Allied Health Services 2,253
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,226
Allied Health Professions 1,999
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,582
Dental Support Services 661
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 440
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 226

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