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Ranking

First among schools of public health at public universities by U.S. News & World Report (ranked in 2011 for the 2012 edition). Second among all schools of public health. [See more national rankings.]

Strategic initiatives

Cancer
Global health
Health disparities
Obesity
Water

School funding

$131.1 million (fiscal year 2013)
20% from state funds

Total research awards to School faculty

$154.3 million (fiscal year 2013)

Average external funding per tenure/tenure-track faculty member

$1.2 million (fiscal year 2013)

Full-time faculty members

221 (fall 2013)

Full-time staff members

326 (fall 2013)

Full-time and part-time staff members

~1075

Student enrollment

1,701 (fall 2013)
Includes distance education students and those enrolled in certificate programs

Student demographics
(fall 2013)

61% N.C. residents
10% international students
37% minorities
25% distance learners

Number of N.C. counties in which we work

All 100

Number of countries in which we work

More than 55

Founded

The School was founded in 1940 as the fourth school of public health in the U.S. and the first at a state university.

Accreditation

It is one of 51 schools and 102 programs of public health in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico that are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

In-state tuition

$11,109–$15,109 per year for a full-time graduate student in 2013-2014. In addition, there may be departmental fees (PDF).

Out-of-state tuition

$27,563–$31,563 per year for a full-time graduate student in 2013-2014. In addition, there may be departmental fees (PDF).