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Public Health Schools in Virginia

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

In this state, Public Health is the 41st most popular major out of a total 292 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 510
Bachelor’s Degree 316
Post-Master’s Certificate 71
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 71
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 15
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 15
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 15
Associate’s Degree 14
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 7
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 7

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 8.3%
  • Black or African American: 19.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.7%
  • White: 39.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.4%
  • Other Races: 19.9%
Public Health Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Virginia

There are 21,490 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Virginia

Public Health grads earn an average of $71,260 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in Virginia that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg
383 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
79,152 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 9.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 39% of the teachers are full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $27,883.

254 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,316 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.41 years. The student loan default rate of 2.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. A typical student attending GMU will pay a net price of $20,321.

58 Degrees in Major Awarded

The student loan default rate of 0.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 93% of the teachers are full time.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
24,639 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 59% of students receive it. 95% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
3,081 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,200 after earning their degree at this institution. This private school has an average net price of $23,687. The 5.70% student loan default rate is lower than average.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
529 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $13,809. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $21,200 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 19% are considered full time.

#7

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg
28 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
34,683 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time. 67% of students get financical aid.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
24,176 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $15,680. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. The average student takes 4.61 years to complete their degree at Old Dominion.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 81% of students receive it. A typical student attending VCU will pay a net price of $21,313. Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years.

#10

Shenandoah University

Winchester
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
3,817 Total Students

10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.32 years to complete their degree at Shenandoah. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.10%.

Public Health Careers in VA

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 31% $0
Medical and Health Services Managers 24% $104,010
Community Health Workers 21% $0
Physicists 14% $102,220
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 12% $52,540
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 11% $75,060
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 7% $68,840
Epidemiologists 0% $65,800

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Nursing 6,650
Allied Health Professions 2,831
Mental & Social Health Services 2,596
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,734
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,526
Allied Health Services 1,488
Rehabilitation Professions 662
Osteopathic Medicine 633

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