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Public Health Schools In Kentucky

Kentucky has 7 accredited public health schools where public health faculty who teach public health classes can find employment. The trends in Kentucky's public health academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in public health includes public health training at the following levels:


  1. University of the Cumberlands

    6191 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Eastern Kentucky University

    521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Kentucky

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Louisville

    2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40292-0001

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Northern Kentucky University

    Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. West Kentucky Community and Technical College

    4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42002-7380

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Western Kentucky University

    1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Public Health Employment

Kentucky 6,300
National 484,220

Of all of the public health professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Kentucky.

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In Kentucky

5,320 5,530 6,070 6,100 6,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Public Health is a growing field in Kentucky. There were 980 more public health professionals working in Kentucky in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 18% growth in the field. This growth is slower than the national trend for public health professionals which shows a 19% increase in the number of public health professionals working around the nation.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$50,313 $52,660 $52,313 $53,317 $54,983
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to public health professionals are growing in Kentucky. Public health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $50,313 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $54,983 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in Kentucky

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Thus, public health professionals' salaries grew by 8% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Kentucky, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of public health. The pay differential between the highest paid public health professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 143%

Average Salaries for Public health professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Emergency Management
Health Science
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Management
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In Kentucky, public health professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Public Health programs available for each degree type for all schools in Kentucky


As the number of public health professionals is increasing in Kentucky state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited public health schools in Kentucky state is also increasing. In Kentucky, there were 108 graduates in 2006. And there were 192 graduates from public health courses in 2010.

This represents a 78% increase in the number of public health degree or certificate school graduates in Kentucky state. 42% of these graduates received a master's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of public health faculty in Kentucky, growth in the field of public health academia and public health faculty salaries in Kentucky. If you are involved in teaching public health courses to students at the certificate in public health, bachelors degree in public health, masters degree in public health, and doctoral degree in public health levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of public health in Kentucky. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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