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Health/Medical Prep Programs Major

Health/medical prep programs is a major that typically falls into the Health Professions category.

There are 289 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in medical prep, 280 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 16 that offer a master’s degree.

Who Is Getting a Medical Prep Degree?

This is a less frequently chosen major. Only 3,600 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health/medical prep programs in 2017. The major attracts more women than men. About 69.8% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of medical prep majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 9.2%
  • Black or African American: 7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.4%
  • White: 66.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.4%
  • Other Races: 5.5%
Health/Medical Prep Programs Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in medical prep. About 1.4% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending medical prep majors to the U.S. are South Korea, Canada and Saudi Arabia.

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Online Health/Medical Prep Programs Programs

There are 280 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in health/medical prep programs, with 5 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Online learners benefit from being able to watch lectures remotely and complete coursework on their schedule, but they also take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to dropout.


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