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Public Health Schools in New York

2,459 Public Health students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 7th most popular major in the state out of a total 35 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,208
Bachelor’s Degree 868
Post-Master’s Certificate 178
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 178
Associate’s Degree 139
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 38
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 38
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 38
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 15
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 13
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 13

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 11.8%
  • Black or African American: 21.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 16.9%
  • White: 32.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 9.6%
  • Other Races: 7.5%
Public Health Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in New York

69,420 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Public Health Jobs in New York

Public Health grads earn an average of $79,340 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 59 colleges in New York that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

319 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
51,847 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $42,397. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $48,900 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.04 years to complete their degree at NYU.

#2

Monroe College

Bronx
285 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
6,386 Total Students

The 4.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.18 years. In their early career, Monroe College grads earn an average salary of $25,500.

280 Degrees in Major Awarded
96% Graduation Rate
31,077 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $66,500 a year. 47% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 58% of students receive it.

163 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,041 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 39% are considered full time. In their early career, The Graduate Center grads earn an average salary of $49,100. The student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1.

158 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
17,944 Total Students

60% of the teachers are full time. 83% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate is 4.60% which is lower than average.

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
22,803 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. 79% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.18 years to complete their degree at Syracuse.

#7

Hofstra University

Hempstead
83 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
10,871 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $32,435. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,900 a year. The average student takes 4.18 years to complete their degree at Hofstra.

#8

Lehman College

Bronx
78 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
14,787 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $34,400 after graduation. 37% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid.

#9

SUNY Cortland

Cortland
74 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
6,858 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.28 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 86% get financial aid. 57% of the teachers are full time.

73 Degrees in Major Awarded

The student loan default rate is 2.10% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $68,400 a year.

Public Health Careers in NY

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 27% $105,410
Community Health Workers 26% $39,720
Medical and Health Services Managers 22% $123,100
Physicists 22% $126,740
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 21% $73,600
Epidemiologists 15% $81,800
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 12% $73,380
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 9% $58,860

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Nursing 15,717
Allied Health Services 4,432
Health/Medical Admin Services 3,852
Allied Health Professions 3,478
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 3,432
Rehabilitation Professions 2,961
Communication Sciences 2,115
Health Sciences & Services 1,925

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