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Public Health at University of California - San Diego

The Public Health major is part of the health professions program at University of California - San Diego.

We've gathered data and other essential information about the program, such as the average salary of graduates, ethnicity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more. Also, learn how UCSD ranks among other schools offering degrees in public health.

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UCSD Public Health Rankings

UCSD is in the top 10% of the country for public health. More specifically it was ranked #39 out of 518 schools by College Factual. It is also ranked #6 in California.

Ranking Type Rank
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Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (With Aid) 15
Best Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools 18
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income $48-$75k) 21
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (With Aid) 21
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income $30-$48k) 23
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income $0-$30k) 23
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income $75-$110k) 25
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income $48-$75k) 26
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income $30-$48k) 28
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income $0-$30k) 29
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income $75-$110k) 32
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Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (With Aid) 38
Best Public Health Doctor’s Degree Schools 44
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income $30-$48k) 44
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income Over $110k) 47
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income $48-$75k) 50
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income $0-$30k) 51
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health 61
62
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income $75-$110k) 62
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income Over $110k) 63
Best Public Health Master’s Degree Schools 73
82
Highest Paid Doctor’s Degree Public Health Graduates 92
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Health (Income Over $110k) 118
142
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Health 198
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health 268
Highest Paid Master’s Degree Public Health Graduates 275
286
Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Public Health Graduates 298

Popularity of Public Health at UCSD

During the 2020-2021 academic year, University of California - San Diego handed out 313 bachelor's degrees in public health. Due to this, the school was ranked #19 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 25% over the previous year when 250 degrees were handed out.

In 2021, 30 students received their master’s degree in public health from UCSD. This makes it the #142 most popular school for public health master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 7 students received their doctoral degrees in public health in 2021, making the school the #38 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Public Health Graduates from UCSD Make?

Salary of Public Health Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

The median salary of public health students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSD is $30,159. This is less than $32,238, which is the national median of all public health majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.

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How Much Student Debt Do Public Health Graduates from UCSD Have?

Student Debt of Public Health Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at UCSD, public health students borrow a median amount of $15,451 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all public health bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $26,338.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the public health program at UCSD is $205 per month.

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Public Health Student Diversity at UCSD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public health majors at University of California - San Diego.

UCSD Public Health Bachelor’s Program

Of the 313 public health students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from UCSD, about 17% were men and 83% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of California - San Diego with a bachelor's in public health.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 114
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 96
White 65
Non-Resident Aliens 15
Other Races 14

UCSD Public Health Master’s Program

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 30 public health majors earned their master's degree from UCSD. Of these graduates, 23% were men and 77% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of California - San Diego with a master's in public health.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 7
Non-Resident Aliens 2
Other Races 4

Related Major Annual Graduates
Medicine 140
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 83
Medical Science 22
Health & Medical Administrative Services 19
Communication Sciences 8

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