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2023 Public Health Popularity

There are about 95,385 students enrolled in Public Health in the USA.

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Public health is the 31st most popular degree in America, with 16,962 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #32 Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, and narrowly lost to #30 Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

The degree is offered at a total of 406 colleges across the nation, and is the 55th most widely offered degree. Given that public health is offered at 27% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America, you can be sure this is a critical degree and the skillsets acquired are likely to last for a long time.

It is also worth noting that 54% of colleges offering public health are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The southeast produces the most public health graduates, largely led by University of Florida, while it’s the Big Ten Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from California State University-Northridge and University of California-Irvine.

All that being said, no individual school produces more public health graduates than Tuskegee University, which graduated 486 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study public health). More students studied public health as a percentage of total students at Bryant & Stratton College-Albany than any other college.

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