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Public Health Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 1,354 students earned their Public Health degrees in PA.

As a degree choice, Public Health is the 42nd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 620
Bachelor’s Degree 577
Post-Master’s Certificate 96
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 96
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 33
Associate’s Degree 27
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 7.0%
  • Black or African American: 13.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.8%
  • White: 60.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.9%
  • Other Races: 7.9%
Public Health Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Pennsylvania

There are 40,500 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Pennsylvania

In this state, public health grads earn an average of $74,430. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,690.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 41 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

157 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
8,803 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 4.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

153 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,786 Total Students

An average student at Thomas Jefferson University will pay a net price of $25,743. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $69,000 after earning their degree at this institution. 18% of the teachers are full time.

145 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,527 Total Students

79% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.39 years.

#4

Temple University

Philadelphia
129 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
39,740 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it. In their early career, Temple grads earn an average salary of $39,100.

#5

Drexel University

Philadelphia
103 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
24,634 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $33,631. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $53,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

100 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
28,673 Total Students

The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Pitt. This public school has an average net price of $28,758. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,500 a year.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded

The full-time teacher rate is 53%. The 0.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
25,860 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $25,033. 58% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
6,412 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $17,022. Graduates earn an average $33,500 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.40 years.

#10

Widener University

Chester
39 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
6,621 Total Students

The 4.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.31 years to graduate.

Public Health Careers in PA

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 23% $79,920
Medical and Health Services Managers 21% $87,790
Epidemiologists 18% $70,680
Community Health Workers 12% $38,510
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 9% $66,110
Physicists 7% $132,410
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 6% $69,520
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 6% $46,410

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Nursing 12,702
Allied Health Professions 3,300
Rehabilitation Professions 2,946
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,583
Allied Health Services 2,392
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,029
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,510
Communication Sciences 1,228

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