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2021 Best Allied Health Professions Schools in North Carolina

49 Colleges
$53,209 Avg Salary
$45,220 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Allied Health Professions School for You

Allied Health Professions is the #17 most popular major in North Carolina with 2,305 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Allied Health Professions Schools in North Carolina ranking. Our analysis looked at 49 schools in North Carolina to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Allied Health Professions Schools in North Carolina

Check out the allied health programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Allied Health Professions Schools

#1

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

Our analysis found Wake Forest University to be the best school for allied health professions students who want to pursue a degree in North Carolina. Located in the midsize city of Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

While working on their degree, allied health majors at Wake Forest University accumulate an average of around $96,900 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $1,129.

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#2

Elon University

Elon, NC

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Elon University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Schools in North Carolina list. Elon is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Elon.

On average, allied health graduates from Elon take out $114,885 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $1,339, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Duke University

Durham, NC

The excellent programs at Duke University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best allied health professions schools in North Carolina. Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

While working on their degree, allied health majors at Duke accumulate an average of around $124,478 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $1,450, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Wingate University

Wingate, NC

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Wingate University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Schools in North Carolina list. Located in the suburb of Wingate, Wingate is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Wingate take out is $118,522. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $1,381.

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#5

Methodist University

Fayetteville, NC

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Methodist University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Schools in North Carolina list. Methodist is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Fayetteville.

After completing their degree, allied health graduates from Methodist carry an average student debtload of $79,400. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $925.

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best allied health professions programs. Located in the city of Charlotte, UNC Charlotte is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, allied health majors at UNC Charlotte accumulate an average of around $23,519 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $244, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Lenoir - Rhyne University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Schools in North Carolina list. Lenoir - Rhyne University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Hickory.

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Cabarrus College of Health Sciences came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Schools in North Carolina ranking. Located in the small city of Concord, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for allied health professions students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#10

Campbell University

Buies Creek, NC

Campbell University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Schools in North Carolina list. Located in the town of Buies Creek, Campbell is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Allied Health majors at Campbell take out an average of $146,704 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $1,709.

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Best Allied Health Professions Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Allied Health Professions Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 3,012
Florida 8,526
Virginia 2,831
Tennessee 2,513
South Carolina 895
Kentucky 1,254
Louisiana 1,071
Alabama 1,800
Arkansas 1,088
Mississippi 613
West Virginia 502

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

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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