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All statistics are updated for 2018-2019, unless otherwise noted.

Founded
1940, fourth school of public health in the U.S., first at a state university.
Ranking
Top public school of public health by U.S. News & World Report (ranked in 2019 for the 2020 edition). Tied for second among all schools of public health. [See more national rankings.]
Accreditation
One of 66 schools and 121 programs of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
School funding
$120.5 million
21% from state funds
Number of research awards per year
449
Total grants and contracts awarded to School faculty
$193.7 million
Funding per Faculty PI
$1.1 million
Strategic Themes
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
Full-time faculty members
~233
Full-time staff members
(EHRA, SHRA)
~316
Student enrollment
~1,620
Includes online education students and those enrolled in certificate programs
Student demographics
67% N.C. residents
11% international students
42% minorities
19% online learners
Graduating students per year
591
Graduates with jobs or continuing education
97%
Number of N.C. counties in which we work
All 100
Number of countries in which we work
60
Number of continents in which we work
6
Credit hours taught in previous academic year
32,550
In-state tuition and fees
$13,073–$18,573 per year for a full-time graduate student in 2018-2019.
$8,987 per year for a full-time undergraduate student in 2018-2019.
Out-of-state tuition and fees
$29,527–$35,027 per year for a full-time graduate student in 2018-2019.
$35,170 per year for a full-time undergraduate student in 2018-2019.

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