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Public Health Schools in Iowa

In 2018-2019, 198 students earned their Public Health degrees in IA.

In this state, Public Health is the 75th most popular major out of a total 264 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 165
Post-Master’s Certificate 20
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 20
Bachelor’s Degree 7
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 10.6%
  • Black or African American: 3.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.6%
  • White: 69.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.0%
  • Other Races: 6.1%
Public Health Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Iowa

12,020 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Iowa

In this state, public health grads earn an average of $70,710. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,690.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in Iowa that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

#1

University of Iowa

Iowa City
140 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
31,656 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,200 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 84% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded

The student loan default rate is 0.20% which is lower than average. 53% of the teachers are full time.

#3

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
1,835 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 3.50% which is lower than average. In their early career, Mount Mercy grads earn an average salary of $42,800.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
11,187 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.45 years to graduate. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid.

#4

Wartburg College

Waverly
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
1,498 Total Students

11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

#6

Allen College

Waterloo
2 Degrees in Major Awarded
662 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 49%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.80%. In their early career, Allen College grads earn an average salary of $50,000.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
727 Total Students

In their early career, Mercy College of Health Sciences grads earn an average salary of $44,300. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.30%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 47% are considered full time.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
3,045 Total Students

In their early career, St. Ambrose University grads earn an average salary of $38,800. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The student loan default rate of 5.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

Public Health Careers in IA

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 25% $131,150
Medical and Health Services Managers 19% $77,120
Community Health Workers 19% $36,490
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 14% $46,130
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 13% $67,040
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 12% $68,350

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Nursing 2,922
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,574
Allied Health Professions 1,074
Chiropractic 678
Allied Health Services 593
Health/Medical Admin Services 433
Dental Support Services 334
Rehabilitation Professions 291

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