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Public Health Schools in Utah

804 Public Health students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Public Health is the 24th most popular major out of a total 263 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Utah

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 645
Master’s Degree 129
Post-Master’s Certificate 22
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 22
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4
Associate’s Degree 4

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in UT Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.6%
  • Black or African American: 2.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.8%
  • White: 64.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 5.5%
  • Other Races: 14.9%
Public Health Majors in UT Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Utah

8,550 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. UT

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Utah

In this state, public health grads earn an average of $68,480. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,690.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

#1

University of Utah

Salt Lake City
200 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
32,852 Total Students

85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.70%. Most students complete their degree in 4.74 years.

199 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
34,318 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $13,181. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. 69% of students get financical aid.

#3

Independence University

Salt Lake City
114 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
11,228 Total Students

47% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,200 a year.

110 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
41,728 Total Students

The 6.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1. In their early career, UVU grads earn an average salary of $34,500.

95 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
29,644 Total Students

The average student takes 4.83 years to complete their degree at WSU. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,100 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time.

#6

Westminster College Utah

Salt Lake City
51 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
2,215 Total Students

9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.40 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
27,810 Total Students

The 5.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. 96% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, USU grads earn an average salary of $33,900.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
14% Graduation Rate
260 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 14% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,200 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

#9

Dixie State University

Saint George
2 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
11,193 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,846. Most students complete their degree in 4.70 years. The full-time teacher rate is 35%.

#10

Snow College

Ephraim
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,383 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $9,192. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,300 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Public Health Careers in UT

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title UT Job Growth UT Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 64% $114,560
Medical and Health Services Managers 39% $89,900
Community Health Workers 33% $48,300
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 32% $66,510
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 25% $75,000
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 24% $49,270
Epidemiologists 20% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in UT
Nursing 15,739
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,036
Allied Health Services 1,686
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,073
Allied Health Professions 1,062
Communication Sciences 622
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 596
Dental Support Services 428

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