EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 35 Best Master's in Public Health Degrees for 2017.
The World Health Organization reports an estimated shortage of 7.2 million workers in this essential field, and that number is expected to grow to 12.5 million by 2035. Every year, Americans spend more than $2.5 trillion on healthcare related expenses, yet many challenges remain: disparities in health, fragmented and inefficient health delivery systems, increasing numbers of uninsured patients, and patient safety and medical errors.
"Our world is faced with many hardships and challenges, yet in the midst of them are opportunities for heroic virtue," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "Whether your passion is social work, research, management, or field work, public health has a niche for you."
College Choice developed its list by looking at traditional metrics of institutional excellence such as student-to-faculty ratio, incoming student test scores, and regional accreditation according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report. College Choice also incorporated data on return on investment, or the difference between tuition costs and expected early career salary, found on Payscale.
The ranking for the 35 Best Master's in Public Health Degrees finds Harvard University in the top spot. Johns Hopkins University is in second, and Columbia University rounds out the top three.
The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:
Columbia University in the City of New York
East Tennessee State University
George Washington University
Johns Hopkins University
Ohio State University
Saint Louis University
San Diego State University
SUNY Buffalo State
Texas A & M Health Science Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Arizona
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Los Angeles
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland-College Park
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Washington
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
SOURCE College Choice