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Public Health Schools in Georgia

1,380 Public Health students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 29th most popular major in the state out of a total 302 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Georgia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 822
Bachelor’s Degree 483
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 40
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 40
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 40
Post-Master’s Certificate 19
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 19
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 16

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in GA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.9%
  • Black or African American: 34.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.7%
  • White: 36.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.6%
  • Other Races: 7.5%
Public Health Majors in GA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Georgia

In this state, there are 21,140 people employed in jobs related to a public health degree, compared to 898,630 nationwide.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. GA

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Georgia

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $72,860, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 17 colleges in Georgia that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Emory University

Atlanta
403 Degrees in Major Awarded
89% Graduation Rate
14,458 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 78%. This private school has an average net price of $24,593. It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate.

234 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
38,652 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,971.

198 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
34,316 Total Students

74% of the teachers are full time. 23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,200 a year.

192 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
26,408 Total Students

90% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.56 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

108 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
8,740 Total Students

96% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The student loan default rate is 5.70% which is lower than average.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
6,989 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.32 years. The student loan default rate is 3.60% which is lower than average. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $20,189.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
2,776 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $22,800 after graduation. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,940.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
2% Graduation Rate
6,904 Total Students

An average student at South University's online programs will pay a net price of $22,256. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. In their early career, South University's online programs grads earn an average salary of $26,900.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
35,420 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $17,688. 63% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.88 years to complete their degree at KSU Georgia.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,030 Total Students

65% of the teachers are full time. The 4.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,235.

Public Health Careers in GA

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title GA Job Growth GA Median Salary
Community Health Workers 26% $38,020
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $96,220
Physicists 20% $97,540
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 18% $66,420
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 17% $59,250
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 12% $70,850
Epidemiologists 11% $61,910

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

Major Annual Graduates in GA
Nursing 7,379
Allied Health Services 3,212
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 3,152
Allied Health Professions 3,012
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,336
Dental Support Services 862
Health Sciences & Services 806
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 583

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