UMass Amherst Ranked 9th Best College to Major in Public Health

April 27, 2020

In the recently-released College Factual 2020 national rankings, the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Public Health Sciences degree program ranked #9 out of 101 schools nationwide. This places the program in the Top 10% of all Public Health programs in the United States. UMass Amherst has achieved this ranking 2 years in a row.

“Our program is preparing the next generation of public health leaders,” says Gloria DiFulvio, undergraduate program director for the major. “Our students are taught by world-class faculty and have many opportunities for learning outside the classroom. Students participate in research, learn about health and justice both on campus and while studying abroad, and practice public health in communities. For example, students are currently working at the state and local levels to address the current global pandemic.”

College Factual is a leading education technology company and provider of data-driven, value-based college rankings. College Factual's ranking methodology takes into account education quality, average earnings of graduates, accreditation, and other relevant factors.

Citing PayScale survey data, College Factual reports that Public Health students from University of Massachusetts Amherst earn a boost of approximately $3,586 above the average income of public health majors.

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