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Public Health Schools in Alabama

In 2018-2019, 450 students earned their Public Health degrees in AL.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 39th most popular major in the state out of a total 247 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Alabama

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 244
Bachelor’s Degree 190
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 12
Post-Master’s Certificate 12
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in AL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 7.3%
  • Black or African American: 28.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.9%
  • White: 40.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.1%
  • Other Races: 14.2%
Public Health Majors in AL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Alabama

8,870 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. AL

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Alabama

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $67,630, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in Alabama that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

267 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
21,923 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 78% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 5.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

97 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
38,390 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 75% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 5.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $22,232.

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
21,104 Total Students

The 9.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $9,910. 95% of students get financical aid.

#4

Samford University

Birmingham
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
5,619 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.23 years to complete their degree at Samford.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
390 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $22,660. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
3,026 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.32 years to complete their degree at Tuskegee. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

#7

Oakwood University

Huntsville
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
1,636 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 74%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $21,800 a year.

Public Health Careers in AL

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title AL Job Growth AL Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 35% $95,190
Community Health Workers 17% $39,850
Medical and Health Services Managers 16% $90,500
Physicists 13% $116,490
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 9% $70,670
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 7% $60,220
Epidemiologists 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in AL
Nursing 6,743
Allied Health Professions 1,800
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,630
Allied Health Services 1,105
Health/Medical Admin Services 759
Rehabilitation Professions 414
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 404
Communication Sciences 399

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