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2021 Best Public Health Schools in North Carolina

18 Colleges
$36,022 Avg Salary
$29,638 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Public Health School for You

Public Health is the #27 most popular major in North Carolina with 1,178 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Public Health Schools in North Carolina ranking. This report analyzed 18 schools in North Carolina to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Public Health Schools in North Carolina

The following schools top our list of the Best Public Health Colleges.

Top 10 Best Public Health Schools

#1

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

Our 2021 rankings named Wake Forest University the best school in North Carolina for public health students. Wake Forest University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Winston-Salem.

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#2

Duke University

Durham, NC

The excellent programs at Duke University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best public health schools in North Carolina. Duke is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Durham.

On average, public health graduates from Duke take out $33,424 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $385.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Public Health Schools in North Carolina list. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Concord.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Public Health Schools in North Carolina list. UNC Chapel Hill is a very large public school located in the city of Chapel Hill.

The average amount in student loans that public health majors at UNC Chapel Hill take out is $33,900. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $386.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Appalachian State University is a great place for public health students. Located in the distant town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Public Health majors at Appalachian State take out an average of $18,500 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $192.

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Public Health Schools in North Carolina ranking. Located in the large city of Greensboro, UNC Greensboro is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, public health majors at UNC Greensboro accumulate an average of around $25,988 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $289.

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#7

Campbell University

Buies Creek, NC

Campbell University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Public Health Schools in North Carolina list. Campbell is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the town of Buies Creek.

While working on their degree, public health majors at Campbell accumulate an average of around $57,177 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $666, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Lenoir - Rhyne University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Public Health Schools in North Carolina list. Located in the small city of Hickory, Lenoir - Rhyne University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #9, University of North Carolina at Charlotte did quite well on this year’s best schools for public health students. UNC Charlotte is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Charlotte.

Public Health majors at UNC Charlotte take out an average of $32,410 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $362, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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North Carolina A & T State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for public health students. It came in at #10 on the list. NC A&T is a large public school located in the city of Greensboro.

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Best Public Health Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 1,380
Florida 1,994
Virginia 933
Tennessee 330
South Carolina 704
Kentucky 448
Louisiana 321
Alabama 450
Arkansas 206
Mississippi 206
West Virginia 329

One of 34 majors within the area of study, public health has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 18 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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