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Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health Professions

11,092 Yearly Graduations
$50,300 Median Salary
$25,500 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in allied health is offered at 564 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 28% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.0% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

In 2018-2019, 11,092 earned their bachelor's degree in allied health. This earns it the #48 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in allied health at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 28,069
Basic Certificate 22,739
Undergraduate Certificate 13,537
Bachelor’s Degree 11,092
Master’s Degree 10,882
Doctor’s Degree 295
Graduate Certificate 83

Earnings of Allied Health Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in allied health is $50,300. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $42,100 and the high is $57,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in allied health is $25,500. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $27,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $21,858.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $265.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in allied health. About 70.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,240
Women 7,852
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health

The racial-ethnic distribution of allied health bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 505
Black or African American 720
Hispanic or Latino 1,444
White 7,402
International Students 218
Other Races/Ethnicities 803
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Allied Health Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 564 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in allied health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, Texas
262 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Midwestern State University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,567 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,060 per year.

The allied health program at Midwestern State University awarded 262 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#2

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho
243 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Boise State University. Each year, around 24,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,532 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,110 per year.

The allied health program at Boise State University awarded 243 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 71% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
222 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Sacred Heart University. Each year, around 8,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,427 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 222 bachelor's degree were handed out to allied health majors at Sacred Heart. Of these students, 78% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
205 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Weber State University. Roughly 27,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,476 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 205 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from WSU. About 74% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, Oregon
178 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon Institute of Technology comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 5,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,775 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,108 per year.

The allied health program at Oregon Institute of Technology awarded 178 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

162 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Medical Institute - Tucson comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 162 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from Pima Medical Institute - Tucson. About 62% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

125 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 37,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

The allied health program at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus awarded 125 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 63% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
118 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Southern University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in allied health. Each year, around 20,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,977 per year.

The allied health program at Georgia Southern University awarded 118 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 84% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
114 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Thomas Jefferson University. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,420 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 bachelor's degree were handed out to allied health majors at Thomas Jefferson University. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#10

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
108 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Each year, around 29,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,812 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,337 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 108 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from UNC Charlotte. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#11

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
98 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - Columbia is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 30,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 bachelor's degree were handed out to allied health majors at Mizzou. About 74% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Siena Heights University

Adrian, Michigan
95 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Siena Heights University. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,558 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,060 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 95 bachelor's degree were handed out to allied health majors at Siena Heights University. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

89 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Each year, around 59,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 89 bachelor's degree were handed out to allied health majors at Ohio State. Of these students, 70% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Universidad del Este

Carolina, Puerto Rico
85 Yearly Graduations
73% Women

Universidad del Este is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year.

The allied health program at Universidad del Este awarded 85 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

84 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,230 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from MCPHS University. Of these students, 85% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
82 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern Maine comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in allied health. Each year, around 7,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,868 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,578 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 bachelor's degree were handed out to allied health majors at University of Southern Maine. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#17

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
81 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Grand Valley State University. Each year, around 25,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,180 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,208 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 bachelor's degree were handed out to allied health majors at GVSU. About 78% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama
81 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Alabama comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 15,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,956 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 bachelor's degree were handed out to allied health majors at USA. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

80 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Adventist University of Health Sciences comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in allied health. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,240 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,130 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from Florida Hospital College. About 72% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Visalia, California
79 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia. Each year, around 5,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia awarded 79 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to allied health that offer bachelor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 154,540
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,317
Public Health 16,962
Health Sciences & Services 16,503
Communication Sciences 11,326

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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