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2021 Best Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree School for You

Allied Health Professions is the #12 most popular major in the country with 86,697 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 763 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Colleges.

Top 25 Top Schools for an Associate's in Allied Health

Our analysis found Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts to be the best school for allied health professions students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. Located in the city of San Mateo, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts accumulate an average of around $21,132 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $213.

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Out of the 763 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the city of Nashville, Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting carry an average student debtload of $9,263.

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#3

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Loma Linda University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Loma Linda, Loma Linda University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

On average, allied health graduates from Loma Linda University take out $14,937 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $176.

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Out of the 763 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Sentara College of Health Sciences landed the # 4 spot on the list. Sentara College of Health Sciences is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Chesapeake.

Allied Health majors at Sentara College of Health Sciences take out an average of $18,940 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $218.

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Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southeast Technical Institute. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the rural area of Sioux Falls, Southeast Technical Institute is a public school with a small student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at Southeast Technical Institute accumulate an average of around $16,028 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $156, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Alaska Anchorage ranked #6 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools list. UAA is a large public school located in the large city of Anchorage.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at UAA take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $17,891.

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Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

Oregon Institute of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. OIT is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Klamath Falls.

While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at OIT accumulate an average of around $9,053 in student debt.

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Dunwoody College of Technology landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree allied health professions programs. Dunwoody College of Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

Allied Health majors at Dunwoody College of Technology take out an average of $17,595 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $208.

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ranked #9 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools list. UAMS is a small public school located in the city of Little Rock.

On average, allied health graduates from UAMS take out $14,098 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $145, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Kettering College

Kettering, OH

With a ranking of #10, Kettering College did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. Kettering College is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Kettering.

On average, allied health graduates from Kettering College take out $22,769 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $223.

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Cabarrus College of Health Sciences ranked #11 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Concord, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Baptist Health System School of Health Professions came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Baptist Health System School of Health Professions is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of San Antonio.

After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from Baptist Health System School of Health Professions carry an average student debtload of $23,063.

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#13

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY

Molloy College ranked #13 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools list. Molloy is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rockville Centre.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Molloy take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $19,244. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $218.

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#14

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

With a ranking of #14, Santa Fe College did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. Santa Fe College is a large public school located in the midsize suburb of Gainesville.

After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from Santa Fe College carry an average student debtload of $17,718. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $176.

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing ranked #15 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Medford, Lawrence Memorial is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from Lawrence Memorial carry an average student debtload of $15,599. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $166.

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Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA

Foothill College ranked #16 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Los Altos Hills, Foothill College is a public school with a large student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at Foothill College accumulate an average of around $13,300 in student debt.

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Lake Area Technical Institute came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. LATI is a small public school located in the town of Watertown.

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Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY

Nassau Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #18 on the list. Nassau Community College is a large public school located in the large suburb of Garden City.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Nassau Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $14,940. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $131.

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Pima Medical Institute - Tucson came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Pima Medical Institute - Tucson is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Tucson.

While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at Pima Medical Institute - Tucson accumulate an average of around $25,203 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $286, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Mitchell Technical Institute ranked #20 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools list. Mitchell Technical Institute is a small public school located in the rural area of Mitchell.

While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at Mitchell Technical Institute accumulate an average of around $17,002 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $192.

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With a ranking of #21, Riverside College of Health Careers did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the city of Newport News, Riverside College of Health Careers is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at Riverside College of Health Careers accumulate an average of around $13,944 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $159.

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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. FranU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Baton Rouge.

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River Valley Community College ranked #23 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the rural area of Claremont, NH Community Technical College - Claremont is a public college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at NH Community Technical College - Claremont take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $15,465. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $146, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN

With a ranking of #24, St Catherine University did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large city of Saint Paul, St. Kate's is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

On average, allied health graduates from St. Kate's take out $22,270 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $241, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Bryan University

Tempe, AZ

Bryan University came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Bryan University is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Tempe.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Schools

#31

Eastwick College-Ramsey

Ramsey, NJ
#32

Napa Valley College

Napa, CA
#33

Clarkson College

Omaha, NE
#35

Gannon University

Erie, PA
#38

Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA
#43

Ball State University

Muncie, IN
#45

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, RI
#47

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA
#49

Casa Loma College-Van Nuys

Van Nuys, CA

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 763 different United States allied health professions schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
52 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
53 Eastwick College-Nutley Nutley, NJ
54 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
55 GateWay Community College Phoenix, AZ
56 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
57 Mt San Antonio College Walnut, CA
58 NHTI-Concord’s Community College Concord, NH
59 Weatherford College Weatherford, TX
60 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
61 Rasmussen College - Minnesota St. Cloud, MN
62 Alfred State College Alfred, NY
63 Valley College of Medical Careers West Hills, CA
64 Mercy College of Ohio Toledo, OH
65 West Hills College-Lemoore Lemoore, CA
66 Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte, NC
67 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
68 Pima Medical Institute-Mesa Mesa, AZ
69 Cypress College Cypress, CA
70 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mansfield, PA
71 Alvin Community College Alvin, TX
72 University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown Johnstown, PA
73 Pacific Union College Angwin, CA
74 Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
75 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
76 Newman University Wichita, KS
77 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
78 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
79 Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS
80 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
81 Baptist Health College-Little Rock Little Rock, AR
82 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
83 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
84 Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences Rock Island, IL
85 Bowling Green State University-Firelands Huron, OH
86 Jackson College Jackson, MI
87 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
88 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
89 Illinois Central College East Peoria, IL
90 Delaware Technical Community College-Terry Dover, DE
91 Victor Valley College Victorville, CA
92 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND
93 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
94 Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, WY
95 University of Cincinnati - Clermont College Batavia, OH
96 Weber State University Ogden, UT
97 Luzerne County Community College Nanticoke, PA
98 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
99 Pima Medical Institute-Denver Denver, CO
100 St Luke’s College Sioux City, IA
101 Manchester Community College Manchester, CT
102 Galveston College Galveston, TX
103 The College of Health Care Professions-Northwest Houston, TX
104 Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME
105 Meridian College Sarasota, FL
106 San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia, CA
107 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
108 Pima Medical Institute-Houston Houston, TX
109 Rasmussen College - Illinois Rockford, IL
110 Century College White Bear Lake, MN
111 Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA
112 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
113 Widener University Chester, PA
114 Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
115 Washburn University Topeka, KS
116 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
117 Cox College Springfield, MO
118 WellSpring School of Allied Health-Kansas City Kansas City, MO
119 University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
120 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
121 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, NJ
122 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
123 Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson, KS
124 Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
125 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
126 Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
127 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
128 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
129 Madisonville Community College Madisonville, KY
130 Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Canton, OH
131 Swedish Institute a College of Health Sciences New York, NY
132 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN
133 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
134 Kent State University at Ashtabula Ashtabula, OH
135 Triton College River Grove, IL
136 American River College Sacramento, CA
137 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
138 Valencia College Orlando, FL
139 Rasmussen College - North Dakota Fargo, ND
140 American Career College-Ontario Ontario, CA
141 Midwest Institute Fenton, MO
142 Johnson College Scranton, PA
143 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
144 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
145 Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM
146 Laboure College Milton, MA
147 Texas State Technical College Waco, TX
148 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
149 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
150 West Coast Ultrasound Institute Beverly Hills, CA
151 Howard Community College Columbia, MD
152 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL

Allied Health Professions by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Allied Health Professions is one of 34 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Allied Health

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868
Public Health 36,569

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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