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Public Health Schools in Missouri

In 2018-2019, 676 students earned their Public Health degrees in MO.

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

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Missouri

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 287
Bachelor’s Degree 185
Post-Master’s Certificate 182
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 182
Associate’s Degree 11
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 5

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in MO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 12.7%
  • Black or African American: 6.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.0%
  • White: 56.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.8%
  • Other Races: 10.8%
Public Health Majors in MO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Missouri

There are 17,380 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. MO

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Missouri

Public Health grads earn an average of $61,110 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 16 colleges in Missouri that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

175 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,857 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 26%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $99,000 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.40%.

#2

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis
128 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
12,799 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $45,700 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 63%.

125 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
30,014 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 4.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $39,400 after graduation. A typical student attending Mizzou will pay a net price of $18,480.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
16,191 Total Students

8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private institution charges an average net price of $27,427. Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
5,231 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.70%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

#6

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
8,392 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. This private school has an average net price of $18,264.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
23,453 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,526. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time. The 5.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
5,604 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, Missouri Southern grads earn an average salary of $29,500. This public school has an average net price of $9,635.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,762 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 20%. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,600 a year.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
5,608 Total Students

98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 61% are considered full time. A typical student attending Missouri Western will pay a net price of $10,607.

Public Health Careers in MO

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title MO Job Growth MO Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 35% $119,930
Community Health Workers 23% $36,490
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $98,370
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 11% $41,180
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 10% $46,740
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 10% $67,930
Epidemiologists 9% $53,900
Physicists 8% $105,770

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

Major Annual Graduates in MO
Nursing 6,422
Allied Health Professions 1,489
Health Sciences & Services 1,087
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,086
Rehabilitation Professions 1,071
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,068
Allied Health Services 1,046
Communication Sciences 595

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