By the Numbers

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The University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1 of 19 schools and colleges at the university, is home to:

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170 Faculty


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360 Staff 


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1,243 Students


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30 Student Organizations


Michigan Public Health Students:

  • 39 different states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico 
  • 258 international students from 39 countries
  • 173 undergraduate students
  • 1,070 graduate students in 6 departments
  • 527 new students began working toward a public health degree in fall 2018
  • 71 first-generation students
  • 23 undergraduate and 174 graduate courses offered in fall 2018

479 students graduated in 2018 with a degree from the School of Public Health. Before walking across the stage, our students receive tremendous support from alumni, donors, faculty, and staff.

  • More than $4M awarded in student financial support from the School of Public Health
  • $1.9M in donor-funded scholarships awarded to 241 honored recipients
  • $251K awarded to 59 students for study and research abroad in 32 countries
  • Students interned in 40 states and 30 countries and logged 75,000 hours of engaged learning through internships
  • 63 employer recruiting visits to the school

Michigan Public Health faculty continue to receive top national research grants, and this year alone we had a research investment of over $85M—that’s the most per faculty of any college or school at the University of Michigan:

  • $1.5B value of active research work
  • 85 faculty working in 74 countries on 170 global research projects
  • Faculty featured in the news more than 6,300 times—an average of 23 media mentions per day
  • 17 research awards of over $1M—2 of those awards in top 20 at the university (by amount of award)
  • 160 faculty researchers collaborated on 1,144 published, peer-reviewed works of research—8.25 average works per researcher