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Public Health Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 4,119 students earned their Public Health degrees in CA.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 35th most popular major in the state out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,196
Master’s Degree 1,754
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 77
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 77
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 77
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 71
Associate’s Degree 12
Post-Master’s Certificate 8
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 8
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 1
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 1

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 27.8%
  • Black or African American: 8.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 27.7%
  • White: 22.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.4%
  • Other Races: 9.3%
Public Health Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in California

There are 85,800 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Public Health Jobs in California

Public Health grads earn an average of $91,890 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 50 colleges in California that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

515 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
36,908 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,100 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 68% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,604.

451 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
43,185 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,846. The average student takes 4.19 years to complete their degree at UC Berkeley. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 67% are considered full time.

423 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
39,910 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,700 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1. The 3.70% student loan default rate is lower than average.

356 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
48,321 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.18 years. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $53,800 a year. This private school has an average net price of $30,453.

263 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
36,085 Total Students

It takes the average student 5.11 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 3.50% which is lower than average. 74% of students get financical aid.

238 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
38,736 Total Students

In their early career, UCSD grads earn an average salary of $43,400. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. A typical student attending UCSD will pay a net price of $13,318.

227 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
26,671 Total Students

25 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 4.30% which is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it.

225 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
16,670 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $48,900 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 22%. The student loan default rate of 4.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

201 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,371 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 64% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.21 years.

196 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
35,544 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 60% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 52% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

Public Health Careers in CA

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 30% $142,500
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $116,080
Physicists 17% $112,980
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 14% $56,520
Community Health Workers 13% $45,270
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 12% $87,080
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 10% $87,240

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Nursing 17,690
Allied Health Services 14,969
Allied Health Professions 9,548
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,457
Health/Medical Admin Services 6,979
Dental Support Services 3,843
Health Sciences & Services 3,841
Mental & Social Health Services 3,164

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