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Public Health Schools in West Virginia

329 students earned Public Health degrees in West Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 7th most popular major in the state out of a total 24 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in West Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 183
Master’s Degree 91
Associate’s Degree 48
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in WV Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.3%
  • Black or African American: 21.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.7%
  • White: 57.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.4%
  • Other Races: 8.8%
Public Health Majors in WV Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in West Virginia

There are 4,380 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. WV

Wages for Public Health Jobs in West Virginia

In this state, public health grads earn an average of $56,380. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,690.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

207 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
45,249 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.48 years. 97% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 19% of the teachers are full time.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
26,839 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 8.00% which is lower than average. In their early career, WVU grads earn an average salary of $34,500.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
1,886 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.46 years to graduate. In their early career, Concord University grads earn an average salary of $27,200. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 60% are considered full time.


Marshall University

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
12,852 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,894. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.51 years.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
3,803 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 93%. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
776 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $17,405. In their early career, D&E grads earn an average salary of $26,400. 51% of the teachers are full time.

Public Health Careers in WV

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title WV Job Growth WV Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 26% $50,500
Medical and Health Services Managers 15% $96,920
Community Health Workers 14% $33,580
Epidemiologists 9% $53,680
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 8% $49,240
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 6% $53,610
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 4% $76,450

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

Major Annual Graduates in WV
Nursing 1,530
Health/Medical Admin Services 948
Allied Health Services 757
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 514
Allied Health Professions 502
Other Health Professions 411
Osteopathic Medicine 207
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 206

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