Gillings School Facts and Figures

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All statistics are updated for 2016-2017, unless otherwise noted.

Ranking

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.]

Strategic initiatives

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

School funding

$118.7 million (fiscal year 2016)
About 20% from state funds

Number of research awards per year

400

Total grants and contracts awarded to School faculty

$183.7 million

Average external funding per tenure/tenure-track faculty member

$1.1 million (fiscal year 2016)

Full-time faculty members

245

Full-time staff members

302

Student enrollment

1,545
Includes online education students and those enrolled in certificate programs

Student demographics
(fall 2016)

62% N.C. residents
11% international students
36% minorities
18% online learners

Graduating students per year

605
Includes undergraduate students enrolled at the University

Graduates with jobs or continuing education

96% (2016)

Number of N.C. counties in which we work

All 100

Number of countries in which we work

82

Number of continents in which we work

6

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 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

32,600

In-state tuition

$12,500–$18,000 per year for a full-time graduate student in 2016-2017. In addition, there may be additional costs. (PDF)

Out-of-state tuition

$28,900–$34,500 per year for a full-time graduate student in 2016-2017. In addition, there may be additional costs. (PDF)