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Public Health Schools in Illinois

1,360 students earned Public Health degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

A Public Health major is the 6th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 664
Bachelor’s Degree 476
Post-Master’s Certificate 167
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 167
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 35
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 35
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 35
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 15
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 3
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 3

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 11.9%
  • Black or African American: 16.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.5%
  • White: 36.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.0%
  • Other Races: 20.4%
Public Health Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 32,940 people employed in jobs related to a public health degree, compared to 898,630 nationwide.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $78,640, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 25 colleges in Illinois that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

367 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
4,401 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.34 years. The 5.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time.

281 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
32,324 Total Students

The 3.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 82% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 72% are considered full time.

236 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
51,605 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.90% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $47,100 a year. It takes the average student 4.21 years to graduate.

61 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
22,448 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $58,900 after earning their degree at this institution. An average student at Northwestern will pay a net price of $24,840. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

56 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
16,609 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.59 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 75% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 7.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
17,452 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 83% are considered full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $26,160. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $54,300 a year.

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
13,061 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $13,532. The average student takes 4.57 years to complete their degree at SIUE. The full-time teacher rate is 73%.

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
20,878 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $39,600 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. 86% of students get financical aid.

#8

Governors State University

University Park
46 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,789 Total Students

The 6.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. A typical student attending GSU will pay a net price of $17,050. 45% of the teachers are full time.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
17,159 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.15 years.

Public Health Careers in IL

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 14% $85,020
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 8% $55,480
Medical and Health Services Managers 7% $103,700
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 6% $74,850
Community Health Workers 6% $38,090
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 6% $75,960
Physicists 1% $111,160
Epidemiologists 0% $81,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Nursing 20,702
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,332
Allied Health Services 3,404
Health/Medical Admin Services 3,310
Allied Health Professions 3,304
Medicine 1,071
Communication Sciences 921
Rehabilitation Professions 911

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