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Public Health Schools in Louisiana

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

As a degree choice, Public Health is the 50th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Louisiana

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 177
Bachelor’s Degree 135
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 8
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1
Post-Master’s Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in LA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 7.2%
  • Black or African American: 34.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.5%
  • White: 40.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 5.0%
  • Other Races: 5.6%
Public Health Majors in LA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Louisiana

In this state, there are 9,590 people employed in jobs related to a public health degree, compared to 898,630 nationwide.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. LA

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Louisiana

Public Health grads earn an average of $68,570 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 11 colleges in Louisiana that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

132 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
12,923 Total Students

63% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 3.60% which is lower than average. 80% of students get financical aid.

#2

Dillard University

New Orleans
44 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
1,225 Total Students

The average student takes 4.46 years to complete their degree at Dillard University. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 58% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $25,000 after graduation.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
14,220 Total Students

The average student takes 4.71 years to complete their degree at Southeastern. Graduates earn an average $31,500 after graduation. 82% of the teachers are full time.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,820 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 71% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $58,600 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 4 to 1.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
8,579 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.84 years. 97% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 27 to 1.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
3,325 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.90%. The full-time teacher rate is 87%. Most students complete their degree in 4.48 years.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
8,231 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $31,500 after graduation. 67% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
31,756 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $40,200 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,428. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 91% are considered full time.

#9

McNeese State University

Lake Charles
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
7,295 Total Students

93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. A typical student attending McNeese will pay a net price of $10,788.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
8,673 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.73 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,361. 100% of the teachers are full time.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
939 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $78,200 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 3 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 93% are considered full time.

Public Health Careers in LA

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title LA Job Growth LA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 25% $83,100
Medical and Health Services Managers 14% $90,840
Community Health Workers 14% $36,980
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 13% $59,840
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 10% $71,760
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 8% $49,920
Physicists 0% $127,630

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

Major Annual Graduates in LA
Nursing 3,193
Allied Health Services 2,233
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,053
Allied Health Professions 1,071
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,054
Health Aids & Attendants 815
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 561
Medicine 482

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