STEPS Ranking Criteria
Boise State University has been ranked 33rd in the nation for a Bachelor of the Arts in Public Health online degree by Student Training & Education in Public Service (STEPS) in 2022.
STEPS is an online service that works to help students find the best online program for them by vetting several schools in a variety of fields. They rank programs throughout the nation based on a variety of factors, including academic counseling for students (advisors), student-to-faculty ratios, career placement, financial aid, tuition rates and the number of online students. Based on these numbers, Boise State is in the top third of the best public health programs in the country, thanks to experienced academic counselors, an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio and exceptional financial aid offerings.
Public Health Academic Advising
Academic counseling and advising services are some of the best resources for a student.
Boise State Online supports students from the moment they express interest in public health or any of our online programs. Our dedicated Student Success Coaches know all of the details about the program and admissions process and can help students decide which option makes the most of their past education and life experience and will help them achieve their goals.
After admission to the program, academic advisors help public health students plan out their online path to obtaining their degree while balancing work, family or any other responsibilities that are also on their plate. They can also connect students to the career center to help them find a job in public health while obtaining and after achieving their public health degree.
Student-to-Faculty Ratio in the Public Health Program
With a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1, faculty can easily focus on each student to ensure they are prepared to enter the workforce as an integral member of the public health industry. In addition, by keeping the class sizes small, every student in Boise State’s Online public health program gets the help they need when they need it.
Boise State Online faculty know what it takes to teach in the virtual classroom and provide the same support and quality students can receive from our highly regarded on-campus programs. Our award-winning faculty will offer a high degree of interactive support on the way to achieving a student’s educational goals.
Career Services and Top Jobs in Public Health
Public Health occupations are projected to grow 13% between 2019 to 2029 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Every student at Boise State University has access to Boise State career services. Even in online programs, your advisor is ready to connect you with the service to help you find the right path and focus during your public health journey. There are a wide variety of careers that graduates of the online public health program may be eligible for. Here is a sampling of those possibilities:
- Biostatistics and Informatics
- Community Health
- Emergency Management
- Environmental Health
- Epidemiology and Research
- Global Health
- Maternity and Child Health
- Mental Health
- Public Health Education
- Public Policy and Administration
- Social and Behavioral Health
Public Health Program Costs and Financial Assistance
Investing in your degree is a smart decision and a bachelor’s degree can increase your earning potential by an average of 33%. Program costs can vary depending on a student’s previous coursework and how credits transfer. In 2022, Boise State’s public health program was ranked #12 as the most affordable online public health degree by Educator’s Reference Desk.
To offset the costs of the program, financial aid is available and there are various additional options such as employer reimbursement and military tuition assistance for qualified students.
Ready to start with Public Health?
Getting started with the online Bachelor of Arts in Public Health degree is easy! Admission to Boise State and at least 60 transfer credits are required to start in the public health courses, but students who have less than 60 credits are encouraged to connect with a success coach to discuss other avenues to get started. Courses are offered in a seven-week format, fully online with six start dates throughout the year.