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Public Health Schools in Florida

In 2018-2019, 1,994 students earned their Public Health degrees in FL.

As a degree choice, Public Health is the 7th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Florida

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,030
Master’s Degree 720
Associate’s Degree 187
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 50
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 50
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 50
Post-Master’s Certificate 7
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 7

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in FL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 5.9%
  • Black or African American: 18.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 21.8%
  • White: 42.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.2%
  • Other Races: 6.8%
Public Health Majors in FL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Florida

There are 24,550 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. FL

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Florida

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $58,790, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 35 colleges in Florida that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

502 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
44,246 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1. 91% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,838.

#2

University of Florida

Gainesville
384 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
52,407 Total Students

93% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending UF will pay a net price of $8,057. It takes the average student 4.26 years to graduate.

199 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
19,567 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale grads earn an average salary of $28,000. The full-time teacher rate is 68%.

#4

St Petersburg College

Clearwater
116 Degrees in Major Awarded
28,853 Total Students

74% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,000 after earning their degree at this institution. A typical student attending SPC will pay a net price of $3,410.

95 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,977 Total Students

75% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate of 3.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
58,711 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 27 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $8,311. The student loan default rate of 3.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#7

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale
79 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
20,576 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. In their early career, NUS Florida grads earn an average salary of $42,300. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

77 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
3,981 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 53%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 31 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $20,900 a year.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,352 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.20%.

#10

Everglades University

Boca Raton
55 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
2,104 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,000 a year. 77% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 25% are considered full time.

Public Health Careers in FL

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title FL Job Growth FL Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 33% $61,080
Community Health Workers 28% $35,820
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 27% $40,160
Medical and Health Services Managers 26% $95,740
Epidemiologists 25% $34,280
Physicists 23% $124,070
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 15% $49,500
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 14% $65,960

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

Major Annual Graduates in FL
Nursing 18,904
Health/Medical Admin Services 11,121
Allied Health Professions 8,526
Allied Health Services 7,873
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 4,376
Health Sciences & Services 3,521
Dental Support Services 1,713
Mental & Social Health Services 1,453

View all majors related to Public Health

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