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Public Health Schools in West Virginia

In 2018-2019, 329 students earned their Public Health degrees in WV.

A Public Health major is the 29th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in West Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 183
Master’s Degree 91
Associate’s Degree 48
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in WV Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.3%
  • Black or African American: 21.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.7%
  • White: 57.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.4%
  • Other Races: 8.8%
Public Health Majors in WV Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in West Virginia

In this state, there are 4,380 people employed in jobs related to a public health degree, compared to 898,630 nationwide.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. WV

Wages for Public Health Jobs in West Virginia

Public Health grads earn an average of $56,380 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in West Virginia that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

207 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
46,088 Total Students

The average student takes 4.48 years to complete their degree at American Military University. 97% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, American Military University grads earn an average salary of $43,800.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
26,864 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,539. The full-time teacher rate is 76%. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
2,040 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.46 years. The full-time teacher rate is 60%. In their early career, Concord University grads earn an average salary of $27,200.

#4

Marshall University

Huntington
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
13,204 Total Students

The average student takes 4.51 years to complete their degree at Marshall University. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,894. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
3,947 Total Students

15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, Fairmont State grads earn an average salary of $25,700. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $10,368.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
793 Total Students

In their early career, D&E grads earn an average salary of $26,400. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $17,405. Most students complete their degree in 4.38 years.

Public Health Careers in WV

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title WV Job Growth WV Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 26% $50,500
Medical and Health Services Managers 15% $96,920
Community Health Workers 14% $33,580
Epidemiologists 9% $53,680
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 8% $49,240
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 6% $53,610
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 4% $76,450

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

Major Annual Graduates in WV
Nursing 1,530
Health/Medical Admin Services 948
Allied Health Services 757
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 514
Allied Health Professions 502
Other Health Professions 411
Osteopathic Medicine 207
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 206

View all majors related to Public Health

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