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2021 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools

960 Colleges
$25,574 Avg Salary
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Finding the Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate School for You

In 2018-2019, 965,851 degrees and certificates were awarded to health professions students, making the major the most popular in the country.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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.

The Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 960 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best undergraduate certificate programs 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 Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for health professions majors pursuing a undergraduate certificate.

Top 25 Top Schools for an Award Taking 1 to 4 Years in Health Professions

Our 2021 rankings named Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing the best school in the United States for health professions students working on their undergraduate certificate. Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Teaneck.

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#2

Unitek College

South San Francisco, CA

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Unitek College is a great place for health professions students working on their undergraduate certificate. Unitek College is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the small city of South San Francisco.

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#3

Unitek College

Hayward, CA

The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Unitek College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best health professions schools in the United States. Unitek College is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Hayward.

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The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Southeastern Technical Institute helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best health professions schools in the United States. Southeastern Technical Institute is a small public school located in the rural area of South Easton.

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The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best health professions schools in the United States. Located in the large city of Brooklyn, New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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Mayo Clinic School of Medicine landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate health professions programs. Located in the city of Rochester, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic ranked #7 on this year’s Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the suburb of St Louis Park, CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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#8

Unitek College

Fremont, CA

Unitek College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Unitek College is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Fremont.

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Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. RHSHS is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Reading.

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#10

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA

Loma Linda University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for health professions students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #10 on the list. Loma Linda University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Loma Linda.

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Baton Rouge General Medical Center-School of Nursing did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for health professions students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the city of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge General School of Nursing is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Memorial Medical Center is a small private for-profit school located in the small city of Johnstown.

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Lake Area Technical Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for health professions students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #13 on the list. Located in the remote town of Watertown, LATI is a public school with a small student population.

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Institute of Technology landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate health professions programs. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Salem, Institute of Technology is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts ranked #15 on this year’s Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a small private for-profit school located in the city of San Mateo.

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Ulster BOCES School of Practical Nursing came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the small suburb of Lake Katrine, Ulster BOCES School of Practical Nursing is a public school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #17, National Latino Education Institute did quite well on this year’s best schools for health professions students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the large city of Chicago, National Latino Education Institute is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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With a ranking of #18, Rutgers University - New Brunswick did quite well on this year’s best schools for health professions students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#19

Washburn University

Topeka, KS

Washburn University ranked #19 on this year’s Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Topeka, Washburn University is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#20

Hawaii Medical College

Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Medical College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Hawaii Medical College is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large city of Honolulu.

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#21

Sumner College

Portland, OR

With a ranking of #21, Sumner College did quite well on this year’s best schools for health professions students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the large city of Portland, Sumner College is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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Vermont Technical College

Randolph, VT

Vermont Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for health professions students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the rural area of Randolph, Vermont Tech is a public school with a small student population.

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Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate health professions programs. Located in the city of Stratford, Porter and Chester Institute is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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Indiana County Technology Center ranked #24 on this year’s Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the rural area of Indiana, ICTC is a public college with a fairly small student population.

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Misericordia University

Dallas, PA

Misericordia University came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. College Misericordia is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Dallas.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools

#26

Western Suffolk BOCES

Northport, NY
#30

Boston University

Boston, MA
#33

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI
#35

Athena Career Academy

Toledo, OH
#46

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA
#48

Hunter Business School

Levittown, NY
#50

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Additional Award Winners

This list represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 960 different United States health professions schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Ohio Medical Career College Dayton, OH
52 Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain New Britain, CT
53 Baptist Health College-Little Rock Little Rock, AR
54 Alaska Career College Anchorage, AK
55 Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA
56 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Fennimore, WI
57 New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants Long Island City, NY
58 Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD
59 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
60 Empire College Santa Rosa, CA
61 Daytona College Ormond Beach, FL
62 North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit, KS
63 Blake Austin College Vacaville, CA
64 Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI
65 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
66 PCI Health Training Center Dallas, TX
67 Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN
68 Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA
69 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake, WI
70 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
71 San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino, CA
72 Kaplan University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
73 State Technical College of Missouri Linn, MO
74 Lincoln Technical Institute-Allentown Allentown, PA
75 Victor Valley College Victorville, CA
76 Cambridge Junior College-Yuba City Yuba City, CA
77 Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO
78 Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Tempe, AZ
79 San Juan College Farmington, NM
80 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
81 Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin Iselin, NJ
82 Lincoln Technical Institute-Moorestown Moorestown, NJ
83 American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education Piscataway, NJ
84 American Institute of Medical Technology Tulsa, OK
85 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
86 Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
87 Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque West Albuquerque, NM
88 Pima Medical Institute-Seattle Seattle, WA
89 New York Medical Career Training Center Flushing, NY
90 Pioneer Pacific College Wilsonville, OR
91 Pima Medical Institute-Renton Renton, WA
92 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
93 Choffin Career and Technical Center Youngstown, OH
94 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
95 Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
96 Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte, NC
97 Pima Medical Institute-Chula Vista Chula Vista, CA
98 Pima Medical Institute - Tucson Tucson, AZ
99 Washburn Institute of Technology Topeka, KS
100 CALC Institute of Technology Alton, IL
101 Ross Medical Education Center-Grand Rapids North Grand Rapids, MI
102 Ross Medical Education Center-Knoxville Knoxville, TN
103 Northcentral Technical College Wausau, WI
104 Cypress College Cypress, CA
105 Professional Skills Institute Maumee, OH
106 Century College White Bear Lake, MN
107 Fortis Institute-Wayne Wayne, NJ
108 Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center Cape Girardeau, MO
109 State Fair Community College Sedalia, MO
110 Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls, MN
111 Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County Newark, OH
112 Lincoln Technical Institute-Lincoln Lincoln, RI
113 Gwinnett College Raleigh, NC
114 Napa Valley College Napa, CA
115 WellSpring School of Allied Health-Kansas City Kansas City, MO
116 Branford Hall Career Institute-Branford Campus Branford, CT
117 Lincoln Technical Institute-Paramus Paramus, NJ
118 Hamilton Technical College Davenport, IA
119 Asher College Sacramento, CA
120 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
121 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
122 The College of Health Care Professions-Austin Austin, TX
123 The College of Health Care Professions-Northwest Houston, TX
124 River Valley Community College Claremont, NH
125 Charter College Vancouver, WA
126 Branford Hall Career Institute-Southington Campus Southington, CT
127 Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA
128 NHTI-Concord’s Community College Concord, NH
129 Flint Hills Technical College Emporia, KS
130 Great Oaks Career Campuses Cincinnati, OH
131 St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, MN
132 Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
133 Herzing University - Atlanta Atlanta, GA
134 Porter and Chester Institute of Branford Branford, CT
135 Pima Medical Institute-Houston Houston, TX
136 Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM
137 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
138 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND
139 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
140 Ross Medical Education Center-Huntsville Huntsville, AL
141 The College of Health Care Professions-McAllen Campus McAllen, TX
142 Tom P Haney Technical Center Panama City, FL
143 Carrington College-Boise Boise, ID
144 Herzing University - Madison Madison, WI

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Health Professions students that almost earned our Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
145 Texas Health School Houston, TX
146 Central Louisiana Technical Community College Alexandria, LA
147 MedQuest College Louisville, KY
148 American Career College-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
149 Carrington College-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
150 Berkeley College - Woodland Park Woodland Park, NJ
151 Herzing University - Akron Akron, OH
152 Galveston College Galveston, TX
153 Glendale Career College Glendale, CA
154 North Seattle College Seattle, WA
155 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
156 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
157 O C Collins Career Center Chesapeake, OH
158 Pima Medical Institute-Denver Denver, CO
159 Northcoast Medical Training Academy Kent, OH
160 Stautzenberger College-Maumee Maumee, OH
161 Herzing University - Brookfield Brookfield, WI
162 Ross Medical Education Center-Elyria Elyria, OH
163 Blackhawk Technical College Janesville, WI
164 Southeastern College-West Palm Beach West Palm Beach, FL
165 YTI Career Institute-York York, PA
166 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
167 Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
168 Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon, IA
169 Pima Medical Institute-Mesa Mesa, AZ
170 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
171 Sullivan University Louisville, KY
172 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
173 Quest College San Antonio, TX
174 Herzing University - Birmingham Birmingham, AL
175 Carrington College-Spokane Spokane, WA
176 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
177 Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville Somerville, MA
178 Herzing University - Winter Park Winter Park, FL
179 Ayers Career College Shreveport, LA
180 Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC
181 Houston Community College Houston, TX
182 Anoka Technical College Anoka, MN
183 Southeastern Community College West Burlington, IA
184 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
185 Southern Technical College Fort Myers, FL
186 Meridian College Sarasota, FL
187 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
188 Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND
189 American Career College-Anaheim Anaheim, CA
190 Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education Zanesville, OH
191 Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA
192 Butler County Community College Butler, PA

Health Professions by Region

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

Health Professions Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868
Public Health 36,569
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 28,559
Mental & Social Health Services 27,743
Dental Support Services 26,183
Health Sciences & Services 25,948
Communication Sciences 21,606
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 19,767
Medicine 19,720
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 19,354
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 11,961
Health/Medical Prep Programs 11,279
Other Health Professions 8,168
Osteopathic Medicine 6,700
Dentistry 6,403
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 5,877
Alternative Medicine & Systems 3,576
Veterinary Medicine 3,297
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 3,251
Chiropractic 2,608
Optometry 1,747
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 1,685
Medical Illustration & Informatics 1,624
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 1,044
Medical Science 809
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 782
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 597
Podiatry 579
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 444
Alternative Medical Support Services 191
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 73

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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