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Public Health Schools in Kentucky

448 Public Health students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Public Health major is the 8th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 252
Master’s Degree 150
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 22
Post-Master’s Certificate 21
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 21
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.8%
  • Black or African American: 14.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.7%
  • White: 66.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.6%
  • Other Races: 5.8%
Public Health Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Kentucky

12,050 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Kentucky

Public Health grads earn an average of $51,740 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in Kentucky that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

144 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,182 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 86% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,523. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

130 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
15,815 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $29,800 after graduation. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,845. The full-time teacher rate is 58%.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,430 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 60% are considered full time.

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
19,456 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.50 years. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $28,200 after graduation.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,454 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,700 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 8.50% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,375 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $21,300 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,966.

Public Health Careers in KY

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 23% $59,220
Epidemiologists 20% $51,020
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $83,550
Community Health Workers 14% $34,280
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 8% $63,690
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 5% $47,830
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 0% $43,670
Physicists 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Nursing 5,348
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 3,661
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,458
Allied Health Services 1,355
Allied Health Professions 1,254
Rehabilitation Professions 483
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 477
Dental Support Services 398

View all majors related to Public Health

View Nationwide Public Health Report

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