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Public Health Schools in Texas

1,501 Public Health students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Public Health major is the 12th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Texas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,023
Master’s Degree 396
Post-Master’s Certificate 49
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 49
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 31
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 31
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 31
Associate’s Degree 2

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in TX Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 14.1%
  • Black or African American: 16.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 30.9%
  • White: 30.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.1%
  • Other Races: 4.6%
Public Health Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Texas

69,750 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. TX

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Texas

Public Health grads earn an average of $75,720 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 34 colleges in Texas that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

246 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
51,090 Total Students

The average student takes 4.37 years to complete their degree at UT Austin. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. In their early career, UT Austin grads earn an average salary of $46,000.

222 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
68,726 Total Students

76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $48,600 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 87% are considered full time.

196 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
32,594 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,600 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.70%. 83% of students get financical aid.

169 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,317 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1. The student loan default rate of 0.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $66,200 a year.

123 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
21,558 Total Students

In their early career, SHSU grads earn an average salary of $37,400. This public school has an average net price of $13,666. The student loan default rate is 5.80% which is lower than average.

93 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,237 Total Students

The 1.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

77 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
25,177 Total Students

20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.82 years. A typical student attending UTEP will pay a net price of $9,032.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
13% Graduation Rate
14,640 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.00% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $39,700 after graduation. The average student takes 5.37 years to complete their degree at UH Downtown.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
18,033 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $32,601. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,600 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.24 years.

#10

Texas State University

San Marcos
29 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
38,187 Total Students

22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 6.60% which is lower than average. The average student takes 4.62 years to complete their degree at Texas State.

Public Health Careers in TX

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
Medical and Health Services Managers 30% $95,590
Health Specialties Professors 28% $107,590
Community Health Workers 20% $39,450
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 18% $47,800
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 18% $72,310
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 16% $74,800
Physicists 16% $112,420
Epidemiologists 14% $61,280

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

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Nursing 22,111
Allied Health Services 9,689
Allied Health Professions 6,486
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 5,141
Health/Medical Admin Services 4,371
Dental Support Services 2,284
Health Sciences & Services 2,120
Rehabilitation Professions 1,617

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