All statistics are updated for 2020-2021, 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 2019 for the 2020 edition). Tied for second among all schools of public health. [See more national rankings.]
Accreditation
One of 67 schools and 132 programs of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
School funding
$138.3 million
20% from state funds
Number of research awards per year
457
Total grants and contracts awarded to School faculty
$213.2 million
Funding per Faculty PI
$1.2 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
231
Full-time staff members
(EHRA, SHRA)
355
Student enrollment
1,788
Includes online education students and those enrolled in certificate programs
Student demographics
59% N.C. residents
11% international students
45% minorities
17% domestic under-represented minorities
22% online learners
Graduating students per year
649
Graduates with jobs or continuing education (2019-2020 figure)
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
$13,377-$20,377 per year for a full-time graduate student in 2020-2021.
$8,980 per year for a full-time undergraduate student in 2020-2021.
Out-of-state tuition and fees
$30,346-37,346per year for a full-time graduate student in 2020-2021.
$36,159 per year for a full-time undergraduate student in 2020-2021.