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Health Professions at Columbia University in the City of New York

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Health Professions at Columbia University in the City of New York

If you are interested in studying health professions, you may want to check out the program at Columbia University in the City of New York. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Columbia is located in New York, New York and approximately 30,135 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Health Professions section at the bottom of this page.

Columbia Health Professions Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Health Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Health Professions

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In 2021, 844 students received their master’s degree in health professions from Columbia. This makes it the #19 most popular school for health professions master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 473 students who received their doctoral degrees in health professions, making the school the #40 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Health Professions Student Demographics at Columbia

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the health professions majors at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Columbia Health Professions Master’s Program

83% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 844 students who earned a master's degree in Health Professions from Columbia in 2020-2021, 17% were men and 83% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a master's in health professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 178
Black or African American 68
Hispanic or Latino 89
White 381
International Students 70
Other Races/Ethnicities 58

Columbia also has a doctoral program available in health professions. In 2021, 473 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Health Professions

The following health professions concentations are available at Columbia University in the City of New York. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Columbia University in the City of New York. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Public Health 625
Nursing 510
Medicine 155
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 123
Dentistry 94
Health & Medical Administrative Services 84
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 70
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 43
Mental & Social Health Services 11
Medical Science 7

Careers That Health Professions Grads May Go Into

A degree in health professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Columbia University in the City of New York.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Personal Care Aides 199,060 $27,640
Home Health Aides 191,820 $26,240
Registered Nurses 182,490 $85,610
Office and Administrative Support Worker Supervisors 112,510 $70,770
Nursing Assistants 91,400 $37,010


*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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