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2021 Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor's Degree Schools

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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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 722 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online bachelor's degree programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Our analysis found Western Governors University to be the most popular school for health professions students who want to pursue an online bachelor’s degree in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 89% of the health professions majors at the school.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Chamberlain University - Illinois is a great place for health professions students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Addison, Chamberlain - Illinois is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 7,915 students majoring in health professions at Chamberlain - Illinois, 11% are male and 89% are female.

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#3

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Out of the 722 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Grand Canyon University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

About 87% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 13% are male.

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The in-demand online bachelor’s degree programs at The University of Texas at Arlington helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best health professions schools in the United States. UT Arlington is a fairly large public school located in the city of Arlington.

Women make up 84% of the health professions majors at the school.

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Out of the 722 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Ohio University - Athens Campus landed the # 5 spot on the list. OHIO Athens is a fairly large public school located in the town of Athens.

Of the 2,798 students majoring in health professions at OHIO Athens, 13% are male and 87% are female.

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University of Phoenix - Arizona landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online bachelor’s degree health professions programs. Located in the large city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

Women make up 91% of the health professions majors at the school.

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Southern New Hampshire University ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the midsize suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

About 87% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 13% are male.

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#8

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for health professions students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

Women make up 91% of the health professions majors at the school.

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#9

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Kaplan University-Indianapolis ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 80% of the health professions majors at the school.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for health professions students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. TTUHSC is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Lubbock.

About 85% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 15% are male.

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#11

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Walden University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Walden University is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

About 89% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 11% are male.

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University of Central Florida came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 2,248 students majoring in health professions at UCF, 22% are male and 78% are female.

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National University College landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online bachelor’s degree health professions programs. National University College is a large private for-profit school located in the city of Bayamon.

About 78% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 22% are male.

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University of Missouri - Columbia came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Mizzou is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia.

Women make up 79% of the health professions majors at the school.

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#15

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

With a ranking of #15, Northern Arizona University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health professions students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Flagstaff, NAU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 82% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 18% are male.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for health professions students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the city of Cincinnati, UC is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 1,155 students majoring in health professions at UC, 19% are male and 81% are female.

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With a ranking of #17, University of North Carolina at Wilmington did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health professions students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Located in the medium-sized city of Wilmington, UNCW is a public college with a large student population.

About 92% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 8% are male.

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With a ranking of #18, University of South Florida - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health professions students working on their online bachelor’s degree. USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the large city of Tampa.

About 79% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 21% are male.

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Purdue University Northwest did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for health professions students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #19 on the list. Located in the suburb of Hammond, Purdue Northwest is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 87% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 13% are male.

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Brigham Young University - Idaho landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online bachelor’s degree health professions programs. BYU - I is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the town of Rexburg.

About 70% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 30% are male.

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With a ranking of #21, The University of West Florida did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health professions students working on their online bachelor’s degree. UWF is a fairly large public school located in the city of Pensacola.

Women make up 81% of the health professions majors at the school.

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#22

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for health professions students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 822 students majoring in health professions at Drexel, 15% are male and 85% are female.

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With a ranking of #23, West Coast University - Orange County did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health professions students working on their online bachelor’s degree. West Coast University - Orange County is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Anaheim.

Women make up 80% of the health professions majors at the school.

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#24

Ashford University

San Diego, CA

With a ranking of #24, Ashford University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health professions students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Located in the large city of San Diego, Ashford University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 674 students majoring in health professions at Ashford University, 16% are male and 84% are female.

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#25

Aspen University

Denver, CO

Aspen University came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Aspen University is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the large city of Denver.

Women make up 91% of the health professions majors at the school.

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#28

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA
#32

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE
#36

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#40

National University

La Jolla, CA
#45

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL
#48

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT
#49

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI
#50

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 722 different United States health professions schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
51 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
53 Mississippi University for Women Columbus, MS
54 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
55 The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
56 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
57 George Washington University Washington, DC
58 South University’s online programs Savannah, GA
59 Resurrection University Chicago, IL
59 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
61 Winston - Salem State University Winston-Salem, NC
61 Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
63 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
64 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
65 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
66 Utica College Utica, NY
67 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
68 Excelsior College Albany, NY
69 Galen College of Nursing - Louisville Louisville, KY
70 University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK
71 Denver College of Nursing Denver, CO
72 Utah State University Logan, UT
73 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
74 Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL
75 Mount Carmel College of Nursing Columbus, OH
76 Pima Medical Institute - Tucson Tucson, AZ
77 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
78 Regis University Denver, CO
78 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
78 University of South Carolina - Upstate Spartanburg, SC
81 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
82 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
83 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
84 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
85 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
85 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
87 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
88 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
89 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
90 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
91 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
92 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
93 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
93 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
95 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
96 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
97 ECPI University Virginia Beach, VA
98 University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN
99 University of Michigan - Flint Flint, MI
99 Davenport University Grand Rapids, MI
101 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
102 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
103 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
104 MSU Texas Wichita Falls, TX
105 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
106 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
107 Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, OK
107 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Health Professions students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
109 Washburn University Topeka, KS
110 Augusta University Augusta, GA
110 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
110 Nevada State College Henderson, NV
113 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
114 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
114 Villanova University Villanova, PA
114 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
117 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
118 The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cincinnati, OH
119 Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Santurce, PR
120 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, AR
121 Loma Linda University Loma Linda, CA
122 Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls, OR
123 Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
123 University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO
125 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
126 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
126 Wichita State University Wichita, KS
128 Adventist University of Health Sciences Orlando, FL
129 Lehman College Bronx, NY
129 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
131 California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
131 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
133 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
134 Creighton University Omaha, NE
134 Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies Fayette, MO
136 Curry College Milton, MA
137 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
138 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
139 Monroe College Bronx, NY
140 Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO
140 Lamar University Beaumont, TX
140 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
140 Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC
140 Weber State University Ogden, UT
140 State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota Bradenton, FL

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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.

  • 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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