The ranking of the top 25 schools for graduate public health programs are based on student reviews. These schools include a mix of elite names like Yale University and Harvard University, as well as respected state schools like the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The highest rating goes to Brown University, which received a 4.31 out of 5 and which has an annual tuition of $45,416. San Francisco State University was the tuition bargain of the list, coming in at $18,876.
Emory University was singled out for their diversity and networking opportunities by many reviewers. One 2016 graduate said "the best part of Emory is being in the in a center for Public Health with unbeatable opportunities: from the CDC next door to Atlanta based organizations such as CARE and the Carter Center." Another wrote that "with the CDC literally next door, you couldn't be in a better place as far as networking with the stars in the field is concerned." Overall, the university received a score of 4.61 out of 5 in the area of quality of instruction, and a 4.46 out of 5 in networking opportunities. Take a look at the full list below and click on a school name for more detailed rating and review information.
|Rank||College||Annual Tuition||2016 Student Rating|
|#1 Brown University||Annual Tuition $45,416||2016 Student Rating 4.31|
|#2 Emory University||Annual Tuition $39,934||2016 Student Rating 4.24|
|#3 University of Miami||Annual Tuition $32,052||2016 Student Rating 4.20|
|#4 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston||Annual Tuition $25,732||2016 Student Rating 4.19|
|#5 Loma Linda University||Annual Tuition $25,812||2016 Student Rating 4.17|
|#6 Tulane University||Annual Tuition $46,930||2016 Student Rating 4.14|
|#7 University of Wisconsin - Madison||Annual Tuition $25,184||2016 Student Rating 4.14|
|#8 Yale University||Annual Tuition $36,500||2016 Student Rating 4.09|
|#9 Georgia State University||Annual Tuition $23,944||2016 Student Rating 4.03|
|#10 University of Maryland - College Park||Annual Tuition $23,694||2016 Student Rating 4.03|
|#11 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||Annual Tuition $27,459||2016 Student Rating 4.03|
|#12 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus||Annual Tuition $33,426||2016 Student Rating 4.01|
|#13 University of Washington - Seattle||Annual Tuition $27,552||2016 Student Rating 3.96|
|#14 Ohio State University-Main Campus||Annual Tuition $30,089||2016 Student Rating 3.94|
|#15 University of Southern California||Annual Tuition $37,504||2016 Student Rating 3.94|
|#16 San Francisco State University||Annual Tuition $18,876||2016 Student Rating 3.93|
|#17 University of California - Berkeley||Annual Tuition $27,966||2016 Student Rating 3.93|
|#18 Johns Hopkins University||Annual Tuition $45,470||2016 Student Rating 3.91|
|#19 Drexel University||Annual Tuition $29,575||2016 Student Rating 3.90|
|#20 Harvard University||Annual Tuition $39,846||2016 Student Rating 3.86|
|#21 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||Annual Tuition $39,798||2016 Student Rating 3.86|
|#22 Boston University||Annual Tuition $44,580||2016 Student Rating 3.85|
|#23 University of Florida||Annual Tuition $30,036||2016 Student Rating 3.77|
|#24 Washington University in St Louis||Annual Tuition $44,400||2016 Student Rating 3.76|
|#25 Columbia University in the City of New York||Annual Tuition $41,594||2016 Student Rating 3.74|
Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution.
Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2015-2016 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.