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Public Health Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 1,354 students earned their Public Health degrees in PA.

In this state, Public Health is the 8th most popular major out of a total 32 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 620
Bachelor’s Degree 577
Post-Master’s Certificate 96
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 96
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 33
Associate’s Degree 27
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 7.0%
  • Black or African American: 13.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.8%
  • White: 60.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.9%
  • Other Races: 7.9%
Public Health Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Pennsylvania

There are 40,500 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Pennsylvania

In this state, public health grads earn an average of $74,430. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,690.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 41 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

157 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
8,778 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.90% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,900 a year. A typical student attending SRU will pay a net price of $19,614.

153 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,026 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $25,743. 99% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $69,000 a year.

145 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,669 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,900 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 79% of students receive it. A typical student attending WCUPA will pay a net price of $22,101.

#4

Temple University

Philadelphia
129 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
38,794 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $23,536. Graduates earn an average $39,100 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.44 years.

#5

Drexel University

Philadelphia
103 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
24,205 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $53,400 a year. 100% of students get financical aid.

100 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
32,686 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $28,758. The student loan default rate of 3.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,222 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 53%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.40%.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
26,675 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $25,033. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $71,600 a year. It takes the average student 4.13 years to graduate.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
6,199 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 72%. A typical student attending East Stroudsburg University will pay a net price of $17,022. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

#10

Widener University

Chester
39 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
6,496 Total Students

99% of students get financical aid. An average student at Widener will pay a net price of $31,305. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Public Health Careers in PA

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 23% $79,920
Medical and Health Services Managers 21% $87,790
Epidemiologists 18% $70,680
Community Health Workers 12% $38,510
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 9% $66,110
Physicists 7% $132,410
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 6% $69,520
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 6% $46,410

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Nursing 12,702
Allied Health Professions 3,300
Rehabilitation Professions 2,946
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,583
Allied Health Services 2,392
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,029
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,510
Communication Sciences 1,228

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