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Public Health Schools in Colorado

397 Public Health students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Public Health is the 51st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Colorado

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 239
Bachelor’s Degree 146
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 11
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 11
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 11
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1
Post-Master’s Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in CO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.1%
  • Black or African American: 6.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.9%
  • White: 55.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.3%
  • Other Races: 10.8%
Public Health Majors in CO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Colorado

19,590 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. CO

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Colorado

In this state, public health grads earn an average of $86,390. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,690.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in Colorado that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:

335 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
24,910 Total Students

76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.68 years.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
33,426 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 69%.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
3,300 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.54 years to graduate. The student loan default rate of 8.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public school has an average net price of $16,922.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
6,908 Total Students

45% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $50,000 a year. It takes the average student 4.31 years to graduate.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
12,930 Total Students

59% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,800 after earning their degree at this institution. It takes the average student 4.45 years to graduate.

Public Health Careers in CO

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title CO Job Growth CO Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 36% $116,840
Community Health Workers 32% $38,830
Medical and Health Services Managers 30% $108,660
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 24% $86,190
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 20% $79,630
Epidemiologists 18% $61,040
Physicists 18% $100,850
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 14% $62,320

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

Major Annual Graduates in CO
Nursing 5,709
Allied Health Services 2,253
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,226
Allied Health Professions 1,999
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,582
Dental Support Services 661
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 440
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 226

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