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Undergraduate Public Health Program Ranked No. 1 in Region

by Maggie Rotermund on 02/01/2021
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College Factual recently ranked Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice as the No. 1 undergraduate public health program in the Plains States region and 27th in the nation. 

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According to the site, “every student who is interested in public health needs to look into Saint Louis University.”

The site’s ranking analyzed 105 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor’s degree in public health. The rankings are based on overall quality, early and mid-career salaries, accreditation and major focus.

SLU offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in public health, as well as several post-baccalaureate certificates.

“We’re excited to see the Public Health undergraduate programs so highly ranked by College Factual. Covid-19 has underscored the importance of a strong public health workforce and is leading to significant growth in the job market for our graduates. It’s a very exciting time to launch careers in public health,” said Tom Burroughs, Ph.D., dean of the College of Public Health and Social Justice. 

In addition to the College Factual rankings, CPHSJ has received similar high marks in other rankings:

SLU is the only accredited Catholic, Jesuit school of public health in the nation, SLU’s College for Public Health and Social Justice is committed to social justice and the Jesuit mission.

College for Public Health and Social Justice

The Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice is the only academic unit of its kind, studying social, environmental and physical influences that together determine the health and well-being of people and communities. It also is the only accredited school or college of public health among nearly 250 Catholic institutions of higher education in the United States.

Guided by a mission of social justice and focused on finding innovative and collaborative solutions for complex health problems, the College offers nationally recognized programs in public health, social work, health administration, applied behavior analysis, criminology and criminal justice.