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2021 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools

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$10,255 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate 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.

The Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 732 schools in the United States to see which undergraduate certificate programs offered the best educational experiences 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 Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

Check out the medical assisting undergraduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 25 Top Schools for an Award Taking 1 to 4 Years in Medical Assisting

#1

Bay Area Medical Academy

San Francisco, CA

Our 2021 rankings named Bay Area Medical Academy the best school in the United States for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the city of San Francisco, Bay Area Medical Academy is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, medical assisting graduates from Bay Area Medical Academy carry an average student debtload of $7,355. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $92, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Southeastern Technical Institute is a great place for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the rural area of South Easton, Southeastern Technical Institute is a public school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Southeastern Technical Institute take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $5,082. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $57.

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#3

Unitek College

Hayward, CA

Out of the 732 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Unitek College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Hayward, Unitek College is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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#4

Unitek College

Fremont, CA

Out of the 732 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Unitek College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Fremont, Unitek College is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, medical assisting majors at Unitek College accumulate an average of around $8,016 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $94.

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#5

Unitek College

South San Francisco, CA

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Unitek College is a great place for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the city of South San Francisco, Unitek College is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, medical assisting majors at Unitek College accumulate an average of around $8,527 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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Institute of Technology landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate allied health and medical assisting services programs. Institute of Technology is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Salem.

Medical Assisting majors at Institute of Technology take out an average of $6,304 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $66.

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National Latino Education Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #7 on the list. National Latino Education Institute is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

Medical Assisting majors at National Latino Education Institute take out an average of $3,858 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $34, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Columbia Gorge 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 undergraduate certificate. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the town of The Dalles, Columbia Gorge Community College is a public school with a fairly small student population.

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Riverside College of Health Careers ranked #9 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the city of Newport News, Riverside College of Health Careers is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#10

Cedar Valley College

Lancaster, TX

With a ranking of #10, Cedar Valley College did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their undergraduate certificate. Cedar Valley College is a moderately-sized public school located in the rural area of Lancaster.

Medical Assisting majors at Cedar Valley College take out an average of $9,114 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $89, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Minneapolis Business College ranked #11 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Roseville, Minneapolis Business College is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

On average, medical assisting graduates from Minneapolis Business College take out $9,446 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $80.

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With a ranking of #12, Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their undergraduate certificate. Porter and Chester Institute is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Stratford.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, medical assisting graduates from Porter and Chester Institute carry an average student debtload of $9,695. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate allied health and medical assisting services programs. Located in the midsize city of San Mateo, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, medical assisting majors at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts accumulate an average of around $7,040 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $70, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Westchester School for Dental Assistant did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Elmsford, Westchester School for Dental Assistant is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

On average, medical assisting graduates from Westchester School for Dental Assistant take out $4,371 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $40, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pima Medical Institute-Aurora ranked #15 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Pima Medical Institute-Aurora is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Aurora.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, medical assisting graduates from Pima Medical Institute-Aurora carry an average student debtload of $7,238. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $81.

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#16

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI

Lakeshore Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #16 on the list. LTC is a small public school located in the rural area of Cleveland.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, medical assisting graduates from LTC carry an average student debtload of $8,591. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $57.

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#17

Hawaii Medical College

Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Medical College landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate allied health and medical assisting services programs. Located in the large city of Honolulu, Hawaii Medical College is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, medical assisting graduates from Hawaii Medical College take out $7,901 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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Pima Medical Institute-Phoenix ranked #18 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the large city of Phoenix, Pima Medical Institute-Phoenix is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, medical assisting majors at Pima Medical Institute-Phoenix accumulate an average of around $7,238 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $81.

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Rasmussen College - Minnesota did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #19 on the list. Rasmussen College - Minnesota is a small private for-profit school located in the city of St. Cloud.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, medical assisting graduates from Rasmussen College - Minnesota carry an average student debtload of $12,442. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $117.

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Southeastern Institute-Charlotte came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Southeastern Institute-Charlotte is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Charlotte.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Southeastern Institute-Charlotte take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $11,390. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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Minnesota State Community and Technical College landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate allied health and medical assisting services programs. Located in the town of Fergus Falls, M State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Rasmussen College - Illinois came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Rockford, Rasmussen College - Illinois is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Rasmussen College - Illinois take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $12,442. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $117.

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#23

Hunter Business School

Levittown, NY

Hunter Business School came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Hunter Business School is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Levittown.

Medical Assisting majors at Hunter Business School take out an average of $7,851 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $86.

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New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate allied health and medical assisting services programs. New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Brooklyn.

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Pima Medical Institute-El Paso ranked #25 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the large city of El Paso, Pima Medical Institute-El Paso is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, medical assisting majors at Pima Medical Institute-El Paso accumulate an average of around $7,678 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 $85.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools

#30

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#34

Sumner College

Portland, OR
#35

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA
#36

Blake Austin College

Vacaville, CA
#37

State Career College

Waukegan, IL
#38

Alaska Career College

Anchorage, AK
#39

Allen School-Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY
#41

Allen School-Jamaica

Jamaica, NY
#43

Daytona College

Ormond Beach, FL
#45

Empire College

Santa Rosa, CA
#46

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 732 different United States allied health and medical assisting services schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 The College of Health Care Professions-Northwest Houston, TX
52 Lincoln Technical Institute-Allentown Allentown, PA
53 CALC Institute of Technology Alton, IL
54 Ross Medical Education Center-Grand Rapids North Grand Rapids, MI
55 San Juan College Farmington, NM
56 Baptist Health College-Little Rock Little Rock, AR
57 Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque West Albuquerque, NM
58 Cambridge Junior College-Yuba City Yuba City, CA
59 Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton Shelton, CT
60 Pioneer Pacific College Wilsonville, OR
61 Pima Medical Institute-Chula Vista Chula Vista, CA
62 Rasmussen College-Kansas Topeka, KS
63 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, WI
64 Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
65 Pima Medical Institute-Seattle Seattle, WA
66 New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants Long Island City, NY
67 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake, WI
68 Pima Medical Institute-Renton Renton, WA
69 The College of Health Care Professions-McAllen Campus McAllen, TX
70 Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
71 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
72 Pima Medical Institute - Tucson Tucson, AZ
73 Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park Melrose Park, IL
74 Branford Hall Career Institute-Branford Campus Branford, CT
75 Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM
76 Charter College Vancouver, WA
77 Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County Newark, OH
78 Branford Hall Career Institute-Southington Campus Southington, CT
79 Eastwick College-Ramsey Ramsey, NJ
80 Northeast Technical Institute Scarborough, ME
81 Carrington College-Reno Reno, NV
82 Hamilton Technical College Davenport, IA
83 Pima Medical Institute-Houston Houston, TX
84 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
85 Houston Community College Houston, TX
86 Ross Medical Education Center-Huntsville Huntsville, AL
87 Southeastern College-West Palm Beach West Palm Beach, FL
88 Pima Medical Institute-Denver Denver, CO
89 Angeles College Los Angeles, CA
90 Ross Medical Education Center-Knoxville Knoxville, TN
91 MedQuest College Louisville, KY
92 Berkeley College - Woodland Park Woodland Park, NJ
93 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
94 Seacoast Career Schools-Sanford Campus Sanford, ME
95 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
96 National American University-Richardson Richardson, TX
97 Carrington College-Spokane Spokane, WA
98 Gwinnett College Raleigh, NC
99 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
100 North Seattle College Seattle, WA
101 Ross Medical Education Center-Elyria Elyria, OH
102 CET-Santa Maria Santa Maria, CA
103 Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
104 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
105 Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin Iselin, NJ
106 Ace Institute of Technology New York, NY
107 Century College White Bear Lake, MN
108 The College of Health Care Professions-Southwest Houston Houston, TX
109 WellSpring School of Allied Health-Kansas City Kansas City, MO

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 Undergraduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
110 Pima Medical Institute-East Valley Mesa, AZ
111 Arizona College - Mesa Mesa, AZ
112 Herzing University - Akron Akron, OH
113 Herzing University - Brookfield Brookfield, WI
114 National Career College Panorama City, CA
115 Herzing University - Madison Madison, WI
116 American Career College-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
117 Pima Medical Institute-Mesa Mesa, AZ
118 New Age Training New York, NY
119 River Valley Community College Claremont, NH
120 Fortis College-Columbus Westerville, OH
121 Lincoln Technical Institute-Lincoln Lincoln, RI
122 Southern Technical College Fort Myers, FL
123 Pima Medical Institute-Dillon Dillon, MT
124 Lincoln Technical Institute-Paramus Paramus, NJ
125 Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
126 Professional Skills Institute Maumee, OH
127 Ross Medical Education Center-Midland Midland, MI
128 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
129 Blackhawk Technical College Janesville, WI
130 Ayers Career College Shreveport, LA
131 Carrington College-Portland Portland, OR
132 Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield Springfield, IL
133 Northcentral Technical College Wausau, WI
134 Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD
135 The College of Health Care Professions-Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX
136 Ross Medical Education Center-Brighton Brighton, MI
137 Meridian College Sarasota, FL
138 New York Medical Career Training Center Flushing, NY
139 North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit, KS
140 Concordia University - Wisconsin Mequon, WI
141 Ross Medical Education Center-Kentwood Kentwood, MI
142 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
143 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
144 Neosho County Community College Chanute, KS
145 College of the Mainland Texas City, TX
146 Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA

Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services by Region

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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).

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