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2022 Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Schools

389 Colleges in the United States
6,987 Medical/Clinical Assistant Degrees Awarded
If you pursue a degree in medical/clinical assistant, you won't be alone. The field of study is the #92 most popular program in the country. This means there are lots of options to choose from when you decide to get your degree.

College Factual reviewed 389 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of medical/clinical assistant. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 6,987 degrees in medical/clinical assistant during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Medical/Clinical Assistant School

Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Schools Your choice of medical/clinical assistant school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall Medical/Clinical Assistant School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Medical/Clinical Assistant Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

If you want to learn more about how we derive our rankings, see College Factual's Methodology.

Best Schools for Medical/Clinical Assistant in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the medical/clinical assistant degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Medical/Clinical Assistant

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type

Stanford University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in medical/clinical assistant. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Stanford. A Best Schools rank of #3 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Stanford University

#2

Fox College

Bedford Park, IL
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IL

It's difficult to beat Fox College if you want to pursue a degree in medical/clinical assistant. Fox College is a small private for-profit college located in the large suburb of Bedford Park.

There were about 15 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at Fox College in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Fox College

#3

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In FL
325 Medical/Clinical Assistant Degrees Awarded

Every student who is interested in medical/clinical assistant needs to take a look at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Fort Lauderdale. A Best Schools rank of #646 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a great university overall.

There were roughly 325 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
38th Most Popular In NC

Every student who is interested in medical/clinical assistant has to check out Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is a fairly small private not-for-profit college located in the city of Concord.

There were about 3 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

#5

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CA
35 Medical/Clinical Assistant Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Santa Ana, SAC is a public college with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #552 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means SAC is a great college overall.

There were approximately 35 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at SAC in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Santa Ana College

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In GA

Located in the suburb of Marietta, Chattahoochee Technical College is a public college with a medium-sized student population. This college ranks 17th out of 80 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were roughly 10 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at Chattahoochee Technical College in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Chattahoochee Technical College

#7

ASA College

Brooklyn, NY
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
237 Medical/Clinical Assistant Degrees Awarded

ASA Institute is a small private for-profit college located in the city of Brooklyn. This college ranks 102nd out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 237 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at ASA Institute in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from ASA College

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DE

Delaware Tech is a large public college located in the small city of Dover. A Best Schools rank of #549 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Delaware Tech is a great college overall.

There were about 12 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at Delaware Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Delaware Technical Community College - Terry

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In HI

Kapiolani CC is a moderately-sized public college located in the large city of Honolulu. A Best Schools rank of #601 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Kapiolani CC is a great college overall.

There were approximately 5 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at Kapiolani CC in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Kapiolani Community College

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In FL
41 Medical/Clinical Assistant Degrees Awarded

Rasmussen University - Florida is a medium-sized private for-profit university located in the small city of Ocala. This university ranks 24th out of 87 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were roughly 41 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at Rasmussen University - Florida in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Rasmussen University - Florida

#11

Moreno Valley College

Moreno Valley, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
27th Most Popular In CA

Located in the large suburb of Moreno Valley, Moreno Valley College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. This college ranks 109th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 12 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at Moreno Valley College in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Moreno Valley College

#12

Central Penn College

Summerdale, PA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In PA

Central Penn is a small private for-profit college located in the suburb of Summerdale. This college ranks 97th out of 134 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 2 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at Central Penn in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Central Penn College

#13

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
17th Most Popular In CA

Located in the large city of San Diego, San Diego Mesa College is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 116th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 5 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at San Diego Mesa College in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from San Diego Mesa College

#14

Northeast Texas Community College

Mount Pleasant, TX
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In TX

Located in the rural area of Mount Pleasant, NTCC is a public college with a small student population. This college ranks 89th out of 136 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were about 14 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at NTCC in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Northeast Texas Community College

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SD

LATI is a small public school located in the town of Watertown. A Best Schools rank of #206 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means LATI is a great school overall.

There were roughly 5 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at LATI in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Lake Area Technical Institute

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In IA

Located in the city of Des Moines, Mercy College of Health Sciences is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

There were about 2 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at Mercy College of Health Sciences in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Mercy College of Health Sciences

#17

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Rockhurst is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of Kansas City. A Best Schools rank of #597 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Rockhurst is a great university overall.More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Rockhurst University

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA

LWTech is a small public school located in the suburb of Kirkland. This school ranks 20th out of 58 schools for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There were roughly 16 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at LWTech in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
35th Most Popular In NC

Central Piedmont Community College is a fairly large public college located in the large city of Charlotte. A Best Schools rank of #422 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Central Piedmont Community College is a great college overall.

There were approximately 7 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at Central Piedmont Community College in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Central Piedmont Community College

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In MD

Located in the large suburb of Arnold, AACC is a public college with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #506 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means AACC is a great college overall.

There were about 17 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at AACC in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Anne Arundel Community College

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MN

Rasmussen University - Minnesota is a small private for-profit university located in the small city of St. Cloud. A Best Schools rank of #576 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Rasmussen University - Minnesota is a great university overall.

There were roughly 28 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at Rasmussen University - Minnesota in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Rasmussen University - Minnesota

#22

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
473 Medical/Clinical Assistant Degrees Awarded

ECPI University is a fairly large private for-profit university located in the large city of Virginia Beach. This university ranks 27th out of 73 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were roughly 473 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at ECPI University in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from ECPI University

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In AK
43 Medical/Clinical Assistant Degrees Awarded

UAA is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Anchorage. This university ranks 2nd out of 4 schools for overall quality in the state of Alaska.

There were about 43 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at UAA in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from University of Alaska Anchorage

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Herzing University - Winter Park is a small private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Winter Park.More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from Herzing University - Winter Park

#25

South University, Columbia

Columbia, SC
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In SC

Located in the suburb of Columbia, South University, Columbia is a private for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 43rd out of 50 schools for overall quality in the state of South Carolina.

There were roughly 3 medical/clinical assistant students who graduated with this degree at South University, Columbia in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in medical/clinical assistant from South University, Columbia

Rest of the Top Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Schools

#25

South University, Columbia

Columbia, SC
#26

Highline College

Des Moines, WA
#27

Lanier Technical College

Oakwood, GA

#32

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

#34

South College

Knoxville, TN
#35

Amarillo College

Amarillo, TX
#36

Fisher College

Boston, MA
#37

Martin Community College

Williamston, NC
#38

Antelope Valley College

Lancaster, CA
#39

Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, WA

#42

Cabrillo College

Aptos, CA
#43

South University, Savannah

Savannah, GA
#44

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
#45

Panola College

Carthage, TX
#46

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA
#48

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, CA
#49

Monroe College

Bronx, NY

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 389 different United States medical/clinical assistant schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 South Texas College McAllen, TX
51 Carrington College, Sacramento Sacramento, CA
52 Renton Technical College Renton, WA
53 Pueblo Community College Pueblo, CO
54 Alamance Community College Graham, NC
55 Central Community College Grand Island, NE
56 Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA
57 Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
58 Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, MN

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Medical/Clinical Assistant students that almost earned our Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Schools award.

Rank College Location
59 Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR
60 Southern Regional Technical College Thomasville, GA
61 South University, Montgomery Montgomery, AL
62 Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
63 Southwestern Community College Sylva, NC
64 The College of Westchester White Plains, NY
65 Columbia Basin College Pasco, WA
66 Herzing University - Akron Akron, OH
67 Berkeley College - Woodland Park Woodland Park, NJ
68 Laredo College Laredo, TX
69 Modesto Junior College Modesto, CA
70 Meridian Community College Meridian, MS
71 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
72 Everett Community College Everett, WA
73 Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA
74 Allegany College of Maryland Cumberland, MD
75 Montgomery Community College Troy, NC
76 Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME
77 Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City, LA

Medical/Clinical Assistant by Region

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

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Medical/Clinical Assistant is one of 12 different types of Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services programs to choose from.

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Physical Therapy Assistant 5,637
Occupational Therapist Assistant 3,582
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 1,291
Other Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 1,090
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 428
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant 323
Anesthesiologist Assistant 311
Radiologist Assistant 137
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant 134
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 120

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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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