Gillings School Facts and Figures
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All statistics are updated for 2017-2018, unless otherwise noted.
The School was founded in 1940 as the fourth school of public health in the U.S. and the first at a state university.
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.]
It is one of 64 schools and 116 programs of public health in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico that are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
Deliver Proven Solutions Faster – Implementation Science
Healthy People, Healthy Planet
Promote Health, Prevent Disease and Improve Care for All
Harness Big Data for Health and Well-being
$118.3 million (fiscal year 2017)
About 22% from state funds
Number of research awards per year
Total grants and contracts awarded to School faculty
$209.6 million (FY17)
Average external funding per tenure/tenure-track faculty member
$1.5 million (FY16)
Full-time faculty members
Full-time staff members
Includes online education students and those enrolled in certificate programs
67% N.C. residents
11% international students
17% online learners
Graduating students per year
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
Credit hours taught in previous academic year
$12,790–$18,290 per year for a full-time graduate student in 2017-2018.
$29,244–$34,744 per year for a full-time graduate student in 2017-2018.