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Public Health Schools in Rhode Island

205 students earned Public Health degrees in Rhode Island in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 4th most popular major in the state out of a total 20 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Rhode Island

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 117
Bachelor’s Degree 71
Post-Master’s Certificate 14
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 14
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in RI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 11.2%
  • Black or African American: 9.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.7%
  • White: 50.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.9%
  • Other Races: 11.7%
Public Health Majors in RI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Rhode Island

2,810 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. RI

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Rhode Island

In this state, public health grads earn an average of $78,680. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,690.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in Rhode Island that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:


Brown University

175 Degrees in Major Awarded
96% Graduation Rate
10,333 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 90% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $52,500 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1.


Rhode Island College

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
7,523 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $10,523. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.30%.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,838 Total Students

In their early career, RWU grads earn an average salary of $42,600. 41% of the teachers are full time. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,516 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 39%. Graduates earn an average $33,200 after graduation. 97% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
6,695 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. An average student at JWU Providence will pay a net price of $26,880. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
17,465 Total Students

A typical student attending URI will pay a net price of $20,334. It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid.

Public Health Careers in RI

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title RI Job Growth RI Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 19% $0
Medical and Health Services Managers 11% $112,490
Community Health Workers 10% $46,420
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 7% $80,700
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 0% $94,240

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

Major Annual Graduates in RI
Nursing 1,064
Allied Health Services 279
Allied Health Professions 259
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 184
Health/Medical Admin Services 177
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 164
Health Sciences & Services 148
Medicine 128

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