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2021 Best Public Health Schools in Virginia

14 Colleges
$37,433 Avg Salary
$36,438 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Public Health School for You

In 2018-2019, 933 degrees and certificates were awarded to public health students who went to a Virginia college or university. This makes it the #41 most popular major in the state.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Public Health Schools in Virginia ranking. This report analyzed 14 schools in Virginia to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Public Health Schools in Virginia

The colleges and universities below are the best for public health majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Public Health Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Jefferson College of Health Sciences the best school in Virginia for public health students. Located in the city of Roanoke, Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a public school with a small student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Virginia - Main Campus. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Public Health Schools in Virginia list. Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public school with a very large student population.

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#3

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Virginia Tech. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Public Health Schools in Virginia list. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a very large student population.

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#4

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Shenandoah University is a great place for public health students. Located in the small city of Winchester, Shenandoah is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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The excellent programs at Virginia Commonwealth University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best public health schools in Virginia. Located in the medium-sized city of Richmond, VCU is a public school with a very large student population.

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#6

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Public Health Schools in Virginia list. Located in the large suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public college with a very large student population.

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Eastern Virginia Medical School landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best public health programs. Eastern Virginia Medical School is a small public school located in the city of Norfolk.

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#8

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA

With a ranking of #8, University of Lynchburg did quite well on this year’s best schools for public health students. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Lynchburg is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#9

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Public Health Schools in Virginia ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk, Old Dominion is a public school with a very large student population.

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#10

Marymount University

Arlington, VA

Marymount 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. Located in the midsize city of Arlington, Marymount is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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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
North Carolina 1,178
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.

Majors Similar to Public Health

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 14 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Article 25 Flickr.

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