EUGENE, Ore., Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 ranking for the Best Online Bachelor's in Public Health. http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/online-public-health-degrees/ Between 2014 and 2024, occupations in the Medical and Health Services are expected to grow by 17 percent. The federal government has called for an increase in the number of public health experts across the United States as part of its Healthy 2020 initiative. Public health jobs also boast high rates of job satisfaction. "Many experts say that the millions of students who enroll in online programs are getting just as good of an education as those enrolled in traditional, on-campus programs," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "Public health is a growing field, and online schools have been taking note." College Choice created the 2016 ranking for Best Online Bachelor's in Public Health using tuition cost, academic reputation (based on US News & World Report rankings), and Payscale's average early career salary for graduates. All 20 of the schools on the list are regionally accredited, and some have additional certification from The Council on Education for Public Health and The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. The College Choice 2016 ranking for the Best Online Bachelor's in Public Health finds Arizona State University in the top spot. The American Public University System and California Baptist University round out the top three. The complete rankings are as follows: American Public University / American Military University, Charles Town, WVArizona State University, Tempe, AZ Brigham Young University—Idaho, Rexburg, IDCalifornia Baptist University, Riverside, CAExcelsior College, Albany, NY Kaplan University, Davenport, IowaKent State University, Kent, OHMonroe College, New York, NYNational University ( La Jolla), La Jolla, CaNorthern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZSouth University Online, Savannah, GASouthern New Hampshire University, Hookset, NH Trident University International, Cypress, CAUniversity of Arizona, Tucson, AZ University of North Carolina—Greensboro, Greensboro, NCUniversity of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD University of South Florida, Tampa, FLUniversity of West Florida, Pensacola, FLWalden University, Minneapolis, MNYoungstown State University, Youngstown, OH College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches, and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for any student easier and more fun. In addition, College Choice also regularly creates resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.