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The ASPPH Data Center collects data on admissions, students, graduate employment, faculty, and operating budgets including federal grants and contracts. Using multiple data sources, the Data Center offers many resources for you to learn more about trends in education for public health, including infographics and publications and reports.

Employment Outcomes of Public Health Graduates

ASPPH, along with colleagues from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, and University of Minnesota School of Public Health, conducted this first broad-based study of over 53,000 public health graduates from 2015-2018 to understand the future public health workforce.

The article, “First-Destination Outcomes for 2015-2018 Public Health Graduates: Focus on Employment” is available from the American Journal of Public Health.

Employment Outcomes of Public Health Graduates Article Infographic

Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Academic Public Health

ASPPH and NYU School of Global Health assessed data on the racial/ethnic makeup of student, graduate, and faculty populations within ASPPH-member institutions during 2016 to 2017 and how over the past 20 years these data have changed. The article, "Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Academic Public Health: 20-Year Update" can be downloaded here from Public Health Reports.

Racial/Diversity in Academic Public Health Article

Graduate Public Health Degree Conferrals

ASPPH, along with partners the de Beaumont Foundation and JP Leider Research & Consulting, LLC, published a report in 2018 that presents the first estimates of total U.S. public health degree conferrals at the master’s and doctoral levels. Merging data from ASPPH and the National Center for Education Statistics, the study’s authors developed a composite estimate documenting the growth of master’s and doctoral public health degree conferrals from 1992-2016. The article, “Trends in the Conferral of Graduate Public Health Degrees: A Triangulated Approach”and corresponding infographic can be downloaded here.

Graduate Public Health Degree Conferrals Article


The Undergraduate Major

ASPPH and the de Beaumont Foundation published a report in 2014 that examines the growth trends in undergraduate public health education over the past two decades. Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the results show that public health is now one of the fastest growing undergraduate majors in the United States. The article, “Characterizing the growth of the undergraduate public health major, 1992-2012” can be downloaded here or read online at Public Health Reports.

Undergraduate Public Health Major Article