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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.]
Academic areas Biostatistics
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Epidemiology
Health Behavior
Health Policy and Management
Maternal and Child Health
Nutrition
Public Health Leadership Program
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 $1.32 million (fiscal year 2012)
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 2012-2013. 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 2012-2013. In addition, there may be departmental fees (PDF).