Data Center


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.

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