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Public Health Schools in Tennessee

In 2018-2019, 330 students earned their Public Health degrees in TN.

A Public Health major is the 56th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Tennessee

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 198
Bachelor’s Degree 99
Post-Master’s Certificate 15
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 15
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 10
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 10
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 10
Associate’s Degree 8

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.4%
  • Black or African American: 23.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.8%
  • White: 55.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.9%
  • Other Races: 4.5%
Public Health Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Tennessee

22,300 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Tennessee

In this state, public health grads earn an average of $75,350. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,690.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 13 colleges in Tennessee that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

123 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,317 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. It takes the average student 4.65 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
12,824 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.50% which is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.07 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $20,253.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
21,631 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time. 95% of students get financical aid.

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
21,458 Total Students

A typical student attending UofM will pay a net price of $13,048. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,700 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 68%.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
28,894 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public school has an average net price of $19,142. The student loan default rate is 4.70% which is lower than average.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
15% Graduation Rate
7,774 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $10,427.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $63,500 a year. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.40%.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,688 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 32%. This public school has an average net price of $3,703.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
2,034 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.43 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

#10

Johnson University

Knoxville
1 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,088 Total Students

The average student takes 4.06 years to complete their degree at Johnson University. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,100 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.20%.

Public Health Careers in TN

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Community Health Workers 27% $43,550
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $89,050
Health Specialties Professors 24% $81,650
Physicists 17% $126,500
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 15% $73,910
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 14% $65,300
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 10% $49,680

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

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Nursing 5,664
Allied Health Professions 2,513
Allied Health Services 1,892
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,628
Health/Medical Admin Services 790
Dental Support Services 700
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 539
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 507

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