Accreditation Statistics

CEPH accredits 227 schools and programs.

  • 68 schools of public health (SPH)
  • 139 public health programs (PHP)
  • 20 standalone baccalaureate programs (SBP)

Click here for information on the difference between schools and programs.

This year, CEPH conferred 10 initial accreditations as of September 2021:

  • 1 SPH (unit was previously accredited as a PHP)
  • 1 SBP
  • 8 PHP (1 transitioned from accredited multi-partner PHP to single-institution PHP)

CEPH currently has approximately 50 applicant schools and programs. Applicant status does not necessarily guarantee that institutions will ultimately be accredited, but applicants must meet certain eligibility standards to proceed toward accreditation. For more information on current applicants, click here.

The institutions that offer CEPH-accredited or CEPH-applicant educational programs constitute the only verifiable estimate of US public health offerings.

CEPH does not keep a tally of unaccredited public health programs. However, in 2018, research showed that there are approximately 300 institutions awarding graduate public health degrees.

CEPH conducted:

  • 30 site visits in 2020
  • 30 site visits in 2019
  • 30 site visits in 2018
  • 37 site visits in 2017
  • 32 site visits in 2016
  • 38 site visits in 2015