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Public Health Schools in Texas

1,501 Public Health students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Public Health is the 54th most popular major out of a total 312 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Texas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,023
Master’s Degree 396
Post-Master’s Certificate 49
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 49
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 31
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 31
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 31
Associate’s Degree 2

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in TX Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 14.1%
  • Black or African American: 16.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 30.9%
  • White: 30.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.1%
  • Other Races: 4.6%
Public Health Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Texas

There are 69,750 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. TX

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Texas

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $75,720, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 34 colleges in Texas that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

246 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
51,832 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public school has an average net price of $16,505. 65% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

222 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
68,679 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $18,944. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 76% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $48,600 after graduation.

196 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
32,264 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1. Graduates earn an average $36,600 after graduation. 73% of the teachers are full time.

169 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,335 Total Students

57% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, UTHealth grads earn an average salary of $66,200. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.50%.

123 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
21,213 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. A typical student attending SHSU will pay a net price of $13,666. 80% of the teachers are full time.

93 Degrees in Major Awarded

The student loan default rate of 1.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

77 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
25,151 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. 88% of students get financical aid.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
13% Graduation Rate
14,265 Total Students

85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. 52% of the teachers are full time.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
17,217 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $32,601. The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Baylor. Graduates earn an average $42,600 after graduation.

#10

Texas State University

San Marcos
29 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
38,644 Total Students

The 6.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,300 a year. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,629.

Public Health Careers in TX

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
Medical and Health Services Managers 30% $95,590
Health Specialties Professors 28% $107,590
Community Health Workers 20% $39,450
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 18% $47,800
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 18% $72,310
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 16% $74,800
Physicists 16% $112,420
Epidemiologists 14% $61,280

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

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Nursing 22,111
Allied Health Services 9,689
Allied Health Professions 6,486
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 5,141
Health/Medical Admin Services 4,371
Dental Support Services 2,284
Health Sciences & Services 2,120
Rehabilitation Professions 1,617

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