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Undergraduate Certificates in Public Health

60 Yearly Graduations
$23,200 Median Salary
$21,219 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in public health is offered at 25 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 77% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors

In 2018-2019, 60 earned their undergraduate certificate in public health. This earns it the #19 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in public health at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 16,962
Master’s Degree 15,589
Graduate Certificate 1,648
Doctor’s Degree 975
Basic Certificate 669
Associate’s Degree 666
Undergraduate Certificate 60

Earnings of Public Health Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in public health is $23,200. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $23,200 and the high is $23,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in public health is $21,219. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $21,219 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $21,219.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $220.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in public health. About 96.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2
Women 58
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Public Health

The racial-ethnic distribution of public health undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 13
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 26
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Health Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 25 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in public health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska
17 Yearly Graduations
94% Women

The most popular school in the United States for public health students seekingan undergraduate certificate is University of Alaska Fairbanks. Each year, around 7,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,962 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,414 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their undergraduate certificate in public health from UAF. About 94% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Bryant & Stratton College - Online

Orchard Park, New York
10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bryant & Stratton College - Online comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in public health. Roughly 5,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their undergraduate certificate in public health from Bryant & Stratton College - Online. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

8 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in public health. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their undergraduate certificate in public health from Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa. About 100% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Virginia
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in public health. The public health program at Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach awarded 7 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 86% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

College of Micronesia-FSM

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

College of Micronesia-FSM comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in public health. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their undergraduate certificate in public health from COM-FSM. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

College of the Marshall Islands

Majuro, Marshall Islands
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 6th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is College of the Marshall Islands. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their undergraduate certificate in public health from College of the Marshall Islands. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

South Suburban College

South Holland, Illinois
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

South Suburban College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in public health. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 undergraduate certificates were handed out to public health majors at SSC. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 6th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Hudson Valley Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their undergraduate certificate in public health from HVCC.

#9

Mission College

Santa Clara, California
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Mission College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in public health. The public health program at Mission College awarded 1 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Bryant & Stratton College - Parma comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in public health. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their undergraduate certificate in public health from Bryant & Stratton College - Parma. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for public health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Metropolitan Community College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 undergraduate certificates were handed out to public health majors at MCC.

#9

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Central New Mexico Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in public health. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their undergraduate certificate in public health from CNM.

Public Health Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Health Services Administration 26
General Public Health 18
Community Health & Preventive Medicine 10
Occupational Health 3
Public Health Education & Promotion 3

Below are some popular majors that are similar to public health that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health Services 48,726
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 44,340
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,916
Allied Health Professions 13,537
Dental Support Services 10,602

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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