Accreditation Statistics

  1. How many schools and programs does CEPH accredit?
  2. How many new institutions has CEPH accredited this year?
  3. How many additional institutions does CEPH expect to accredit in the coming years?
  4. How many institutions offer public health degrees?
  5. How many site visits does CEPH conduct in a calendar year?

1. How many schools and programs does CEPH accredit?

CEPH accredits 200 schools and programs.
  • 66 schools of public health (SPH)
  • 121 public health programs (PHP)
  • 13 standalone baccalaureate programs (SBP)
Click here for information on the difference between schools and programs.

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2. How many new institutions has CEPH accredited this year?

CEPH accredited 11 new institutions in 2018.
  • 2 SPH (transitions from PHP category)
  • 8 PHP
  • 4 SBP

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3. How many additional institutions does CEPH expect to accredit in the coming years?

CEPH currently has 54 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.

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4. How many institutions offer public health degrees?

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.

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5. How many site visits does CEPH conduct in a calendar year?

CEPH conducted:
  • 20 site visits in 2010
  • 17 site visits in 2011
  • 21 site visits in 2012
  • 29 site visits in 2013
  • 38 site visits in 2014
  • 38 site visits in 2015
  • 32 site visits in 2016
  • 37 site visits in 2017
  • 30 site visits in 2018

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