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2023 Public Health Students

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

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College often can be a profoundly influential period in one's life; it is an opportunity for personal growth and development. Undergraduates try to find out who they are and forge the imperative skills to become a flourishing member of society. But learning isn't solely found in a classroom environment - the campus dialogue, the nugget of wisdom gained from an eccentric instructor, the exposure to a different life experience. Therefore, attending a diverse college tremendously enhances what one gains from the time spent at school.

Public Health is a more popular major among students of color than white students. 45% of the US' Public Health majors are white students, followed by asian students (17%), latino students (15%), and black students (12%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is New York University located in New York, NY.

Moreover, Public Health significatly skews female, with 78% of students majoring in Public Health identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is University of Cincinnati-Main Campus in Cincinnati, OH.

Another critical type of diversity is socioeconomic diversity. Public Health is more economically diverse than 62% of subjects. 29% of its students come from homes who earn over $110,000 a year, 16% are from middle income households, and 25% grew up in homes with a sub $30,000 yearly income. University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the most socioeconomically diverse institution in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NY is the most diverse state for Public Health. The Mid East is the most diverse region, and the University Athletic Association is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 17%

  • Black: 12%

  • Latino: 15%

  • White: 45%

  • Other: 10%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 22%

  • Female: 78%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 25%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 29%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 69%

  • Out of State: 25%

  • International: 6%

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