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2021 Most Popular Online Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools

265 Colleges
$25,574 Avg Salary
$10,959 Avg Student Debt

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 assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular Online Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. This report analyzed 265 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online undergraduate certificate 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 Undergraduate Certificate Colleges.

Our 2021 rankings named Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater the most popular online school in the United States for health professions students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the midsize city of Clearwater, UMA Clearwater is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

Women make up 96% of the health professions majors at the school.

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Out of the 265 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, DeVry University - Illinois landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Chicago, DeVry University - Illinois is a private for-profit school with a large student population.

Of the 844 students majoring in health professions at DeVry University - Illinois, 6% are male and 94% are female.

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#3

San Juan College

Farmington, NM

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means San Juan College is a great place for health professions students working on their online undergraduate certificate. Located in the city of Farmington, SJC is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

About 94% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 6% are male.

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#4

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Out of the 265 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Ivy Tech Community College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Ivy Tech Community College is a very large public school located in the city of Indianapolis.

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

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#5

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Out of the 265 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Kaplan University-Indianapolis landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 349 students majoring in health professions at Kaplan University-Indianapolis, 2% are male and 98% are female.

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Florida Technical College landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online undergraduate certificate health professions programs. Located in the suburb of Orlando, Florida Technical College is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

About 93% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 7% are male.

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The College of Health Care Professions - Northwest landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online undergraduate certificate health professions programs. CHCP - Northwest is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Houston.

About 93% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 7% are male.

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Rasmussen College - Minnesota did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for health professions students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the small city of St. Cloud, Rasmussen College - Minnesota is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

About 94% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 6% are male.

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#9

Cedar Valley College

Lancaster, TX

Cedar Valley College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Lancaster, Cedar Valley College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

About 97% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 3% are male.

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With a ranking of #10, Carrington College, Sacramento did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health professions students working on their online undergraduate certificate. Located in the large suburb of Sacramento, Carrington College, Sacramento is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

About 90% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 10% are male.

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Rasmussen College - Florida ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Online Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the city of Ocala, Rasmussen College - Florida is a private for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

Of the 238 students majoring in health professions at Rasmussen College - Florida, 7% are male and 93% are female.

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With a ranking of #12, Maysville Community and Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health professions students working on their online undergraduate certificate. Maysville Community and Technical College is a small public school located in the rural area of Maysville.

Of the 211 students majoring in health professions at Maysville Community and Technical College, 4% are male and 96% are female.

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Herzing University - Madison ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Online Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the large city of Madison, Herzing University - Madison is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Women make up 97% of the health professions majors at the school.

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#14

Ross College-Sylvania

Sylvania, OH

With a ranking of #14, Ross College-Sylvania did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health professions students working on their online undergraduate certificate. Ross College-Sylvania is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Sylvania.

Women make up 99% of the health professions majors at the school.

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Bluegrass Community and Technical College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Lexington, Bluegrass Community and Technical College is a public college with a large student population.

Of the 228 students majoring in health professions at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 7% are male and 93% are female.

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#16

Charter College

Vancouver, WA

Charter College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Charter College is a small private for-profit school located in the midsize city of Vancouver.

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

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Rasmussen College - Illinois came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Rasmussen College - Illinois is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Rockford.

Of the 125 students majoring in health professions at Rasmussen College - Illinois, 1% are male and 99% are female.

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Miller-Motte College Conway ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Online Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Conway, MMC Conway is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

About 95% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 5% are male.

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#19

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

Santa Fe College landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online undergraduate certificate health professions programs. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Gainesville, Santa Fe College is a public school with a large student population.

Women make up 74% of the health professions majors at the school.

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#20

Hinds Community College

Raymond, MS

Hinds Community College landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online undergraduate certificate health professions programs. Located in the fringe town of Raymond, Hinds Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 93% of the health professions majors at the school.

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#21

National Park College

Hot Springs, AR

National Park College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Hot Springs, National Park College is a public college with a small student population.

About 76% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 24% are male.

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#22

Somerset Community College

Somerset, KY

Somerset Community College came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the remote town of Somerset, SCC is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Of the 159 students majoring in health professions at SCC, 6% are male and 94% are female.

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Lord Fairfax Community College landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online undergraduate certificate health professions programs. Lord Fairfax Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the rural area of Middletown.

About 91% of the students majoring in health professions at the school are women while 9% are male.

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#24

Valley College-Martinsburg

Martinsburg, WV

Valley College-Martinsburg did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for health professions students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #24 on the list. Valley College of Technology is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Martinsburg.

Of the 185 students majoring in health professions at Valley College of Technology, 5% are male and 95% are female.

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#25

Holmes Community College

Goodman, MS

With a ranking of #25, Holmes Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health professions students working on their online undergraduate certificate. Holmes Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the rural area of Goodman.

Women make up 92% of the health professions majors at the school.

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#29

North Central Texas College

Gainesville, TX
#32

Institute of Health Sciences

Hunt Valley, MD
#33

Daytona College

Ormond Beach, FL
#34

Washburn University

Topeka, KS
#37

Glendale Career College

Glendale, CA
#37

Vista College - Online

Richardson, TX

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Online Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
40 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
41 Institute of Medical Careers Pittsburgh, PA
41 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
41 Southern Careers Institute - San Antonio (NW Loop) San Antonio, TX
41 Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS
45 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS
46 Daymar College - Clarksville Clarksville, TN
47 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake, WI
47 West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah, KY
47 Career Technical Institute Washington, DC
50 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
51 Dallas Nursing Institute Dallas, TX
51 Southern Careers Institute - San Antonio (SW Military Drive) San Antonio, TX
53 Southern Careers Institute - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX

View the Most Popular Online Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools for a specific region near you.

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).

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