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Public Health Schools in Illinois

In 2018-2019, 1,360 students earned their Public Health degrees in IL.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 35th most popular major in the state out of a total 309 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 664
Bachelor’s Degree 476
Post-Master’s Certificate 167
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 167
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 35
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 35
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 35
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 15
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 3
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 3

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 11.9%
  • Black or African American: 16.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.5%
  • White: 36.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.0%
  • Other Races: 20.4%
Public Health Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Illinois

32,940 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Illinois

In this state, public health grads earn an average of $78,640. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,690.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 25 colleges in Illinois that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

367 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
4,940 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 35%.

281 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
31,683 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,301. The full-time teacher rate is 72%. 82% of students get financical aid.

236 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
49,702 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Most students complete their degree in 4.21 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $47,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

61 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
22,127 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 83%. 66% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $58,900 a year.

56 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
17,169 Total Students

95% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate is 7.80% which is lower than average. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $23,140.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
17,002 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.50% which is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 5 to 1. It takes the average student 4.06 years to graduate.

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
13,281 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,532. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.10%. It takes the average student 4.57 years to graduate.

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
20,635 Total Students

The 3.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it.

#8

Governors State University

University Park
46 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,857 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.30%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,300 a year. 96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
17,007 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $34,024. The student loan default rate of 3.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

Public Health Careers in IL

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 14% $85,020
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 8% $55,480
Medical and Health Services Managers 7% $103,700
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 6% $74,850
Community Health Workers 6% $38,090
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 6% $75,960
Physicists 1% $111,160
Epidemiologists 0% $81,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Nursing 20,702
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,332
Allied Health Services 3,404
Health/Medical Admin Services 3,310
Allied Health Professions 3,304
Medicine 1,071
Communication Sciences 921
Rehabilitation Professions 911

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