Gillings School Facts

All statistics are updated for Fall 2021, 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 2021 for the 2022 edition). Second among all schools of public health. [See more national rankings.]
Accreditation
One of 68 schools and 139 programs of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
Data Science, Design And Implementation

Using Research And Policy To Improve Public Health Across North Carolina And Around The World

Preventing And Reducing Cancer, Infectious And Chronic Diseases

Improving Health From Chemicals And Behaviors To Communities And Environments
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
Full-time Faculty Members
240
Full-time Staff Members
(EHRA, SHRA)
349
Credit Hours Taught in Previous Academic Year
38,541
In-state Tuition and Fees
$14,634.64-$20,434.64 per year for a full-time graduate student in 2021-2022.
$8,924.60 per year for a full-time undergraduate student in 2021-2022.
Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
$30,969.64-37,969.64per year for a full-time graduate student in 2021-2022.
$36,653.46 per year for a full-time undergraduate student in 2021-2022.

Grants and Funding

All statistics are updated for Fall 2021, unless otherwise noted.

School Funding (2020-2021)
$138.3 million
20% from state funds
Number of Research Awards per Year (2020-2021)
457
Total Grants and Contracts Awarded to School Faculty
$194 million
Funding per Faculty PI (2020-2021)
$1.2 million

Enrollment and Academic Data

All statistics are updated for Fall 2021, unless otherwise noted.

Student Enrollment
2,260
Includes online education students and those enrolled in certificate programs
Graduating Students per Year
648
Graduates with Jobs or Continuing Education (2020-2021)
97%
Student Demographics
54% N.C. residents
9% international students
39% domestic minorities
23.5% domestic under-represented minorities
28% online learners

Student Race and Ethnicity Data


All statistics are updated for Fall 2021, unless otherwise noted.

Student Race and Ethnicity
Number Enrolled
Percentage of Enrollment
White
1,111
49.2%
Black or African American
321
14.2%
Asian
313
13.8%
International
213
9.4%
Hispanic or Latino
157
6.9%
Race/ethnicity unknown
58
2.6%
Two or more races - Underrepresented
44
1.9%
Two or more races - Non Underrepresented
35
1.5%
American Indian or Alaska Native
5
0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
3
0.1%
Total
2,260
100%