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Public Health Schools in District of Columbia

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

A Public Health major is the 9th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in District of Columbia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 503
Bachelor’s Degree 188
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 25
Post-Master’s Certificate 25
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

In District of Columbia, a public health major is more popular with women than with men.

Public Health Majors in DC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 15.9%
  • Black or African American: 14.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.7%
  • White: 47.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.5%
  • Other Races: 9.7%
Public Health Majors in DC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in District of Columbia

In this state, there are 6,940 people employed in jobs related to a public health degree, compared to 898,630 nationwide.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. DC

Wages for Public Health Jobs in District of Columbia

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $106,740, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in District of Columbia that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

575 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
28,172 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 51%. An average student at GWU will pay a net price of $33,734. It takes the average student 4.11 years to graduate.


American University

100 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
14,311 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.07 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 1.80% which is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $45,600 after earning their degree at this institution.


Georgetown University

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
19,204 Total Students

53% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.05 years. The student loan default rate of 1.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
4,244 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,482. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,100 a year. 85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Public Health Careers in DC

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title DC Job Growth DC Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 28% $0
Community Health Workers 20% $56,820
Epidemiologists 17% $97,490
Medical and Health Services Managers 16% $127,960
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 7% $89,460
Physicists 6% $146,890
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 5% $118,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in DC
Nursing 1,137
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 670
Health/Medical Admin Services 555
Medicine 460
Health Sciences & Services 221
Rehabilitation Professions 143
Communication Sciences 134
Allied Health Professions 117

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