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Public Health Schools in North Carolina

1,178 students earned Public Health degrees in North Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 5th most popular major in the state out of a total 30 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 810
Master’s Degree 343
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 25
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 25
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 25

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.9%
  • Black or African American: 18.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.7%
  • White: 57.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.3%
  • Other Races: 6.7%
Public Health Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in North Carolina

28,270 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Public Health Jobs in North Carolina

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $69,870, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 22 colleges in North Carolina that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

401 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,718 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 81% of students receive it. This public school has an average net price of $16,506. In their early career, ECU grads earn an average salary of $34,900.

191 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
30,011 Total Students

77% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.09 years to complete their degree at UNC Chapel Hill. The student loan default rate of 1.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

93 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,747 Total Students

A typical student attending UNCW will pay a net price of $18,910. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 76% get financial aid.

#4

Duke University

Durham
86 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
16,606 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.10 years. Graduates earn an average $76,300 after graduation. An average student at Duke will pay a net price of $23,442.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,710 Total Students

In their early career, UNC Charlotte grads earn an average salary of $35,900. This public school has an average net price of $16,943. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,108 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,018. 71% of students get financical aid.

67 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,106 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 87% get financial aid. The student loan default rate of 6.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
3,762 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,400 a year. 71% of the teachers are full time. The 7.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
8,207 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,800 a year. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,285.

#10

Campbell University

Buies Creek
22 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
6,448 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $21,434. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 46% are considered full time. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Public Health Careers in NC

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 28% $105,520
Community Health Workers 20% $36,850
Medical and Health Services Managers 19% $101,020
Physicists 18% $133,650
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 14% $58,600
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 9% $54,590
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 9% $68,790
Epidemiologists 9% $76,900

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Nursing 7,453
Health/Medical Admin Services 4,046
Allied Health Professions 2,305
Allied Health Services 1,989
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,051
Mental & Social Health Services 1,036
Rehabilitation Professions 827
Dental Support Services 657

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