Gillings School Facts and Figures
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All statistics are updated for 2016-2017, unless otherwise noted.
First among schools of public health at public universities by U.S. News & World Report (ranked in 2015 for the 2016 edition). Tied for second among all schools of public health. [See more national rankings.]
Delivering solutions faster
Promoting healthy lives at every age
Preventing disease, promoting health and improving care
Healthy planet, healthy people
Harnessing big data for health and well-being
$118.7 million (fiscal year 2016)
About 20% from state funds
Number of research awards per year
Total grants and contracts awarded to School faculty
Average external funding per tenure/tenure-track faculty member
$1.1 million (fiscal year 2016)
Full-time faculty members
Full-time staff members
Includes online education students and those enrolled in certificate programs
62% N.C. residents
11% international students
18% online learners
Graduating students per year
Includes undergraduate students enrolled at the University
Graduates with jobs or continuing education
Number of N.C. counties in which we work
Number of countries in which we work
Number of continents in which we work
The School was founded in 1940 as the fourth school of public health in the U.S. and the first at a state university.
It is one of 59 schools and 113 programs of public health in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico that are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
Credit hours taught in previous academic year
$12,500–$18,000 per year for a full-time graduate student in 2016-2017. In addition, there may be additional costs. (PDF)
$28,900–$34,500 per year for a full-time graduate student in 2016-2017. In addition, there may be additional costs. (PDF)