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Public Health Schools in North Carolina

1,178 Public Health students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Public Health is the 27th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 810
Master’s Degree 343
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 25
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 25
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 25

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.9%
  • Black or African American: 18.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.7%
  • White: 57.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.3%
  • Other Races: 6.7%
Public Health Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in North Carolina

In this state, there are 28,270 people employed in jobs related to a public health degree, compared to 898,630 nationwide.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Public Health Jobs in North Carolina

Public Health grads earn an average of $69,870 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 22 colleges in North Carolina that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

401 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,651 Total Students

78% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.52 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

191 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
29,877 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 77%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 67% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.09 years.

93 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,499 Total Students

The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at UNCW. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,000 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,910.

#4

Duke University

Durham
86 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
16,686 Total Students

In their early career, Duke grads earn an average salary of $76,300. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.10 years to graduate.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,615 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.59 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 71%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,943.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,280 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,000 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.60%. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

67 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,196 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 87% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
3,600 Total Students

76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.41 years. A typical student attending UNCA will pay a net price of $12,794.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
8,011 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 67% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid.

#10

Campbell University

Buies Creek
22 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
6,185 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,900 a year. The average student takes 4.31 years to complete their degree at Campbell. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

Public Health Careers in NC

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 28% $105,520
Community Health Workers 20% $36,850
Medical and Health Services Managers 19% $101,020
Physicists 18% $133,650
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 14% $58,600
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 9% $54,590
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 9% $68,790
Epidemiologists 9% $76,900

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Nursing 7,453
Health/Medical Admin Services 4,046
Allied Health Professions 2,305
Allied Health Services 1,989
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,051
Mental & Social Health Services 1,036
Rehabilitation Professions 827
Dental Support Services 657

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