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Public Health Schools in Washington

In 2018-2019, 632 students earned their Public Health degrees in WA.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 9th most popular major in the state out of a total 31 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 384
Master’s Degree 206
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 23
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 23
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 23
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 14
Post-Master’s Certificate 5
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 5

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 21.0%
  • Black or African American: 6.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.7%
  • White: 44.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 5.2%
  • Other Races: 10.1%
Public Health Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Washington

There are 21,210 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Washington

In this state, public health grads earn an average of $85,090. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,690.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 11 colleges in Washington that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

466 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,576 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,001. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 79% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.26 years.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,329 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,244. Graduates earn an average $44,900 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
11,658 Total Students

The average student takes 4.58 years to complete their degree at CWU. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 5.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,410 Total Students

22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.71 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 73%.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,620 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 97% are considered full time. 37% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

#6

Bastyr University

Kenmore
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
994 Total Students

39% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 2.00% which is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
75% Graduation Rate
2,814 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,000 a year. It takes the average student 4.15 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 97% are considered full time.

#8

Walla Walla University

College Place
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
1,831 Total Students

In their early career, Walla Walla U grads earn an average salary of $40,100. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. This private school has an average net price of $21,798.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
31,607 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.45 years. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,600 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,768.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
1,960 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.40 years. The full-time teacher rate is 8%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.70%.

Public Health Careers in WA

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 38% $140,010
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $107,270
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 24% $78,230
Community Health Workers 16% $38,870
Physicists 15% $103,900
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 14% $56,820
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 13% $75,690
Epidemiologists 12% $87,790

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Nursing 3,747
Allied Health Services 3,677
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,436
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,275
Dental Support Services 817
Allied Health Professions 781
Mental & Social Health Services 741
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 712

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