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Public Health Schools in Kentucky

In 2018-2019, 448 students earned their Public Health degrees in KY.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 43rd most popular major in the state out of a total 256 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 252
Master’s Degree 150
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 22
Post-Master’s Certificate 21
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 21
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.8%
  • Black or African American: 14.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.7%
  • White: 66.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.6%
  • Other Races: 5.8%
Public Health Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Kentucky

12,050 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Kentucky

Public Health grads earn an average of $51,740 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in Kentucky that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

144 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,182 Total Students

95% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. It takes the average student 4.47 years to graduate.

130 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
15,815 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.93 years to complete their degree at Eastern. The full-time teacher rate is 58%.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,430 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.40%. This public school has an average net price of $16,692. In their early career, UofL grads earn an average salary of $34,800.

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
19,456 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 65% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,454 Total Students

In their early career, Murray State grads earn an average salary of $29,700. 79% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $12,242.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,375 Total Students

88% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. In their early career, Big Sandy Community and Technical College grads earn an average salary of $21,300.

Public Health Careers in KY

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 23% $59,220
Epidemiologists 20% $51,020
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $83,550
Community Health Workers 14% $34,280
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 8% $63,690
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 5% $47,830
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 0% $43,670
Physicists 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Nursing 5,348
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 3,661
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,458
Allied Health Services 1,355
Allied Health Professions 1,254
Rehabilitation Professions 483
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 477
Dental Support Services 398

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