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Public Health Schools in Michigan

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

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 10th most popular major in the state out of a total 29 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Michigan

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 310
Bachelor’s Degree 302
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 59
Post-Master’s Certificate 59
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 12
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 12
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 12

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in MI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 12.2%
  • Black or African American: 14.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.0%
  • White: 57.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.0%
  • Other Races: 5.3%
Public Health Majors in MI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Michigan

There are 26,750 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. MI

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Michigan

Public Health grads earn an average of $70,910 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in Michigan that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

219 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
48,090 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The 1.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, U-M grads earn an average salary of $49,800.

158 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
26,824 Total Students

In their early career, Wayne State grads earn an average salary of $32,600. The average student takes 4.93 years to complete their degree at Wayne State. 56% of the teachers are full time.

#3

Oakland University

Rochester Hills
44 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
19,013 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 4.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 4.78 years to complete their degree at Oakland. This public school has an average net price of $11,560.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
24,033 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $18,019.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
49,809 Total Students

The 3.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,984.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,080 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 4.38 years to complete their degree at Detroit Mercy. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
7,297 Total Students

A typical student attending UM Flint will pay a net price of $13,352. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 54%.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
17,784 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $15,394. The student loan default rate is 9.10% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.89 years.

#9

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant
27 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
19,362 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,100 a year. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.90%. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
21,470 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 89% get financial aid. The 7.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

Public Health Careers in MI

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title MI Job Growth MI Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 25% $116,590
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $94,540
Community Health Workers 16% $41,730
Epidemiologists 13% $74,000
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 11% $63,970
Physicists 9% $81,650
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 8% $69,740
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 7% $48,080

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

Major Annual Graduates in MI
Nursing 7,084
Allied Health Services 2,934
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,400
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,178
Allied Health Professions 1,921
Rehabilitation Professions 1,012
Medicine 913
Other Health Professions 883

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