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2021 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 99,641 allied health and medical assisting services students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #9 most popular in the country.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 762 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate's degree programs for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for medical assisting majors pursuing a associate's degree.

Top 25 Top Schools for an Associate's in Medical Assisting

#1

Stanbridge University

Irvine, CA

Our 2021 rankings named Stanbridge University the best school in the United States for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. Stanbridge is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Irvine.

After completing their Associate's Degree, medical assisting graduates from Stanbridge carry an average student debtload of $24,949. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Loma Linda University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 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.

While working on their Associate's Degree, medical assisting majors at Loma Linda University accumulate an average of around $11,761 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $109.

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#3

Taylor College

Belleview, FL

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Taylor College. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. Taylor College is a small private for-profit school located in the rural area of Belleview.

After completing their Associate's Degree, medical assisting graduates from Taylor College carry an average student debtload of $23,177. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $262.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rutgers University - New Brunswick. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public school located in the small city of New Brunswick.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Rutgers New Brunswick take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $15,444. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $148.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Riverside College of Health Careers. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Newport News, Riverside College of Health Careers is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Medical Assisting majors at Riverside College of Health Careers take out an average of $14,608 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $178, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Jefferson College of Health Sciences ranked #6 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a small public school located in the small city of Roanoke.

On average, medical assisting graduates from Jefferson College of Health Sciences take out $20,557 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $221.

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Eastwick College-Ramsey came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Eastwick College-Ramsey is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Ramsey.

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#8

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN

St Catherine University landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Located in the large city of Saint Paul, St. Kate's is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, medical assisting graduates from St. Kate's carry an average student debtload of $20,472. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $218.

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Pennsylvania State University - Shenango did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Penn State Shenango is a fairly small public school located in the large suburb of Sharon.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Penn State Shenango take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $18,771. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $163, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #10, Pennsylvania State University - Hazleton did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the small suburb of Hazleton, Penn State Hazleton is a public college with a small student population.

Medical Assisting majors at Penn State Hazleton take out an average of $18,771 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $163, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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

Medical Assisting majors at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences take out an average of $16,631 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $182, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - Dubois did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. Penn State DuBois is a small public school located in the remote town of DuBois.

On average, medical assisting graduates from Penn State DuBois take out $18,771 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $163, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #13, Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the fringe town of Mont Alto, Penn State Mont Alto is a public school with a small student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, medical assisting majors at Penn State Mont Alto accumulate an average of around $18,771 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $163, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#14

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#15

Clarkson College

Omaha, NE

Clarkson College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Located in the large city of Omaha, Clarkson College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Clarkson College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $19,184. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $208, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University ranked #16 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. FranU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baton Rouge.

After completing their Associate's Degree, medical assisting graduates from FranU carry an average student debtload of $21,798. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $213, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#17

Casa Loma College-Van Nuys

Van Nuys, CA

Casa Loma College-Van Nuys landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Casa Loma College-Van Nuys is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Van Nuys.

On average, medical assisting graduates from Casa Loma College-Van Nuys take out $23,124 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 $252.

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Lake Area Technical Institute ranked #18 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. LATI is a small public school located in the town of Watertown.

Medical Assisting majors at LATI take out an average of $13,917 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $125, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#19

Harcum College

Bryn Mawr, PA

Harcum College came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Harcum College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Bryn Mawr.

On average, medical assisting graduates from Harcum College take out $20,364 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $208, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Alaska Anchorage did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #20 on the list. UAA is a large public school located in the large city of Anchorage.

While working on their Associate's Degree, medical assisting majors at UAA accumulate an average of around $17,235 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $134, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - Fayette - Eberly Campus landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Penn State Fayette is a small public school located in the small suburb of Lemont Furnace.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Penn State Fayette take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $18,771. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $163, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#22

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Fort Lauderdale, Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, medical assisting graduates from Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale carry an average student debtload of $23,403. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - Berks ranked #23 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. Penn State Berks is a small public school located in the large suburb of Reading.

After completing their Associate's Degree, medical assisting graduates from Penn State Berks carry an average student debtload of $18,771. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $163, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#24

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, RI

New England Institute of Technology came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. New England Tech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of East Greenwich.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at New England Tech take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $17,282. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $207, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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River Valley Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #25 on the list. Located in the rural area of Claremont, NH Community Technical College - Claremont is a public school with a small student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, medical assisting majors at NH Community Technical College - Claremont accumulate an average of around $18,423 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $193.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Schools

#28

University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN
#29

Hawaii Medical College

Honolulu, HI
#30

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY
#31

Vermont Technical College

Randolph, VT
#32

Weatherford College

Weatherford, TX
#33

Central Penn College

Summerdale, PA
#38

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI
#39

Newman University

Wichita, KS
#40

Fox College

Bedford Park, IL
#44

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI
#45

Bay State College

Boston, MA
#46

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
#47

Morton College

Cicero, IL
#48

Cedar Valley College

Lancaster, TX

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 762 different United States allied health and medical assisting services schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 South University - Cleveland Warrensville Heights, OH
52 South University - High Point High Point, NC
53 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
54 Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell, SD
55 Delaware Technical Community College-Terry Dover, DE
56 Minneapolis Business College Roseville, MN
57 Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS
58 South University - Savannah Savannah, GA
59 Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria, MN
60 Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville, PA
61 Adventist University of Health Sciences Orlando, FL
62 South University - Austin Round Rock, TX
63 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
64 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
65 University of Pittsburgh-Titusville Titusville, PA
66 San Juan College Farmington, NM
67 Concorde Career College-Garden Grove Garden Grove, CA
68 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
69 South University - Tampa Tampa, FL
70 Carrington College-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
71 Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, WY
72 CUNY LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY
73 Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA
74 Advanced Training Associates El Cajon, CA
75 University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, LA
76 Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
77 Central Coast College Salinas, CA
78 Kent State University at Ashtabula Ashtabula, OH
79 College of the Sequoias Visalia, CA
80 Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA
81 Midwest Institute Fenton, MO
82 South College Knoxville, TN
83 Rasmussen College - Illinois Rockford, IL
84 Polk State College Winter Haven, FL
85 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
86 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE
87 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND
88 Platt College - Los Angeles Alhambra, CA
89 Vet Tech Institute of Houston Houston, TX
90 Houston Community College Houston, TX
91 University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN
92 Kankakee Community College Kankakee, IL
93 Carrington College-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
94 St Paul’s School of Nursing-Queens Rego Park, NY
95 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
96 Vet Tech Institute Pittsburgh, PA
97 South University - Novi Novi, MI
98 Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA
99 Washburn University Topeka, KS
100 Widener University Chester, PA
101 Navarro College Corsicana, TX
102 Anoka Technical College Anoka, MN
103 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
104 CBD College Los Angeles, CA
105 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake, WI
106 St Philip’s College San Antonio, TX
107 Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
108 South University - Richmond Glen Allen, VA
109 Professional Skills Institute Maumee, OH
110 Bradford School Columbus, OH
111 South University - Montgomery Montgomery, AL
112 Carroll Community College Westminster, MD
113 Blackhawk Technical College Janesville, WI
114 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL

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 & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
115 South Arkansas Community College El Dorado, AR
116 Alfred State College Alfred, NY
117 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
118 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
119 South University - Columbia Columbia, SC
120 South University - West Palm Beach Royal Palm Beach, FL
121 Rasmussen College - North Dakota Fargo, ND
122 North Seattle College Seattle, WA
123 Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield, ME
124 Carrington College-Boise Boise, ID
125 Maria College of Albany Albany, NY
126 Villa Maria College Buffalo, NY
127 South University - Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA
128 Pima Medical Institute-Dillon Dillon, MT
129 Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
130 Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS
131 Rasmussen College - Wisconsin Green Bay, WI
132 Pima Medical Institute-El Paso El Paso, TX
133 Laredo Community College Laredo, TX
134 University of Evansville Evansville, IN
135 Daytona College Ormond Beach, FL
136 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, WI
137 Manchester Community College Manchester, CT
138 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
139 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA
140 Herzing University - Birmingham Birmingham, AL
141 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
142 Johnson College Scranton, PA
143 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
144 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
145 Eastwick College-Nutley Nutley, NJ
146 Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN
147 Herzing University - Brookfield Brookfield, WI
148 Rasmussen College-Kansas Topeka, KS
149 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
150 Pima Medical Institute-Houston Houston, TX
151 Vincennes University Vincennes, IN
152 North Shore Community College Danvers, MA

Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services by Region

View the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

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

Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services is one of 34 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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