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2023 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools

654 Colleges in the United States
84,492 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded
$28,905 Avg Early-Career Salary
A degree in allied health and medical assisting services is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #48 out of 395 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

In 2023, College Factual analyzed 654 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 84,492 degrees in allied health and medical assisting services during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services School

Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools The medical assisting program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services rankings. For our Best Overall Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

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

Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Rankings by Degree Level

The medical assisting school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the medical assisting degrees they offer, see the list below. 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 Assisting

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
17th Most Popular In CA

It is hard to beat Stanford University if you want to pursue a degree in allied health and medical assisting services. Stanford is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Stanford. A Best Colleges rank of #2 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were roughly 27 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
62 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Loma Linda University is a great decision for students pursuing a degree in allied health and medical assisting services. Located in the suburb of Loma Linda, Loma Linda University is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

There were about 62 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Loma Linda University in the most recent data year. Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services degree recipients from Loma Linda University earn a boost of about $23,814 over the typical income of allied health and medical assisting services graduates.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
73 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Case Western Reserve University is a wonderful decision for students interested in a degree in allied health and medical assisting services. Case Western is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Cleveland. A Best Colleges rank of #85 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Case Western is a great university overall.

There were about 73 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Case Western in the most recent year we have data available. Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services degree recipients from Case Western Reserve University earn a boost of around $137,557 over the typical income of allied health and medical assisting services graduates.

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#4

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
35 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Emory University is a great decision for students interested in a degree in allied health and medical assisting services. Located in the city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #35 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Emory is a great university overall.

There were approximately 35 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Emory in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the allied health and medical assisting services major at Emory University get $143,908 more than the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
797 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Fort Lauderdale. A Best Colleges rank of #266 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a great university overall.

There were about 797 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the medical assisting program make an average of $28,258 in the first couple years of working.

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#6

Fox College

Bedford Park, IL
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
111 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Fox College is a small private for-profit college located in the suburb of Bedford Park.

There were about 111 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Fox College in the most recent year we have data available. Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services degree recipients from Fox College earn a boost of around $6,919 over the typical earnings of allied health and medical assisting services majors.

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#7

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
320 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Saint Paul, St. Kate's is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 19th out of 55 schools for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were approximately 320 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at St. Kate's in the most recent data year. Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services degree recipients from St Catherine University get an earnings boost of around $12,281 over the typical earnings of allied health and medical assisting services majors.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
80 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Delaware Tech is a large public college located in the city of Dover. This college ranks 2nd out of 5 schools for overall quality in the state of Delaware.

There were about 80 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Delaware Tech in the most recent year we have data available. Those allied health and medical assisting services students who get their degree from Delaware Technical Community College - Terry receive $15,113 more than the standard medical assisting student.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
150 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Houston, Houston Community College is a public college with a very large student population. This college ranks 26th out of 116 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were about 150 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Houston Community College in the most recent year we have data available. Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services degree recipients from Houston Community College get an earnings boost of about $8,438 above the average earnings of allied health and medical assisting services majors.

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#10

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
82 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

NUS Florida is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Fort Lauderdale. This university ranks 12th out of 77 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were approximately 82 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at NUS Florida in the most recent data year. Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services degree recipients from Nova Southeastern University receive an earnings boost of about $137,588 over the average earnings of allied health and medical assisting services graduates.

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#11

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2,075 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #340 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Ivy Tech Community College is a great college overall.

There were approximately 2075 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Ivy Tech Community College in the most recent data year. Soon after graduating, medical assisting degree recipients usually make an average of $28,090 at the beginning of their careers.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In CT

Located in the suburb of Hamden, Quinnipiac is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #198 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Quinnipiac is a great university overall.

There were approximately 5 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Quinnipiac in the most recent data year.

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#13

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
554 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

ECPI University is a fairly large private for-profit university located in the large city of Virginia Beach. A Best Colleges rank of #351 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means ECPI University is a great university overall.

There were about 554 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at ECPI University in the most recent data year. After graduation, medical assisting degree recipients generally make about $27,276 at the beginning of their careers.

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#14

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
83 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of La Crosse, Western Technical College is a public college with a small student population. This college ranks 17th out of 46 colleges for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were roughly 83 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Western Technical College in the most recent year we have data available. Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services degree recipients from Western Technical College get an earnings boost of about $7,350 over the typical earnings of allied health and medical assisting services graduates.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
71 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

New England Tech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of East Greenwich. A Best Colleges rank of #345 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means New England Tech is a great school overall.

There were approximately 71 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at New England Tech in the most recent data year. Those allied health and medical assisting services students who get their degree from New England Institute of Technology receive $11,315 more than the average medical assisting grad.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
124 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Jacksonville, FSCJ is a public college with a very large student population. This college ranks 24th out of 77 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 124 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at FSCJ in the most recent data year. Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services degree recipients from Florida State College at Jacksonville get an earnings boost of around $14,155 over the typical income of allied health and medical assisting services majors.

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#17

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
77 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

BC is a fairly large public college located in the midsize city of Fort Lauderdale. This college ranks 22nd out of 77 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 77 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at BC in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the allied health and medical assisting services program at Broward College earn $11,331 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
15th Most Popular In WI

Medical College of Wisconsin is a small private not-for-profit college located in the suburb of Milwaukee.

There were roughly 12 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Medical College of Wisconsin in the most recent year we have data available.

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#19

Widener University

Chester, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
44 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Widener is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Chester. This university ranks 27th out of 117 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 44 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Widener in the most recent data year. Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services degree recipients from Widener University receive an earnings boost of approximately $35,835 over the typical earnings of allied health and medical assisting services majors.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
366 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Ohio State is a fairly large public university located in the city of Columbus. A Best Colleges rank of #94 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Ohio State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 366 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the medical assisting program report average early career wages of $28,914.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
$21,750 Median Student Debt

Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public university located in the city of New Brunswick. A Best Colleges rank of #111 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Rutgers New Brunswick is a great university overall.

There were roughly 23 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent data year. Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services degree recipients from Rutgers University - New Brunswick receive an earnings boost of approximately $21,790 over the typical earnings of allied health and medical assisting services majors.

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#22

South College

Knoxville, TN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
162 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized city of Knoxville, South College is a private for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

There were about 162 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at South College in the most recent year we have data available. Those allied health and medical assisting services students who get their degree from South College receive $4,285 more than the typical medical assisting graduate.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
69 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

A-State is a large public university located in the small city of Jonesboro. This university ranks 4th out of 34 colleges for overall quality in the state of Arkansas.

There were roughly 69 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at A-State in the most recent data year. Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services degree recipients from Arkansas State University - Main Campus receive an earnings boost of about $20,135 over the typical income of allied health and medical assisting services majors.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
76 Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded

Central Piedmont Community College is a fairly large public college located in the large city of Charlotte. This college ranks 16th out of 93 schools for overall quality in the state of North Carolina.

There were roughly 76 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Central Piedmont Community College in the most recent data year. Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services degree recipients from Central Piedmont Community College receive an earnings boost of approximately $10,383 over the typical earnings of allied health and medical assisting services graduates.

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Located in the large city of Omaha, Nebraska Methodist College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

There were roughly 24 allied health and medical assisting services students who graduated with this degree at Nebraska Methodist College in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the allied health and medical assisting services degree program at Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health get $12,749 above the average college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools

#26

ASA College

Brooklyn, NY

#40

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY

#42

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX
#43

Bay State College

Boston, MA
#45

Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA
#47

Highline College

Des Moines, WA

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 654 different United States allied health and medical assisting services schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
51 University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK
52 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
53 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
54 San Juan College Farmington, NM
55 Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA
56 Blackhawk Technical College Janesville, WI
57 Radford University Radford, VA
58 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
59 Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, MA
60 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
61 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID
62 South University, Tampa Tampa, FL
62 North Seattle College Seattle, WA
64 Washburn University Topeka, KS
65 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
66 Kapiolani Community College Honolulu, HI
67 City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College Chicago, IL
68 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
69 St Philip’s College San Antonio, TX
70 Northcentral Technical College Wausau, WI
71 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
72 Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY
73 River Valley Community College Claremont, NH
74 Harcum College Bryn Mawr, PA
75 Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins, GA
76 Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
77 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
78 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
79 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
80 Parker University Dallas, TX
81 Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA
82 Central Penn College Summerdale, PA
83 Southwestern Community College Sylva, NC
84 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
85 CBD College Los Angeles, CA
86 South University, Columbia Columbia, SC
87 Clarkson College Omaha, NE
88 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
89 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
90 North Shore Community College Danvers, MA
91 Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC
92 South Texas College McAllen, TX
93 Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA
94 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
95 Wallace State Community College, Hanceville Hanceville, AL
96 Central Community College Grand Island, NE
97 Goodwin College East Hartford, CT
98 Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant, TX

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services students that almost earned our Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools award.

Rank College Location
99 Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
100 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
101 Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR
102 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
103 West Georgia Technical College Waco, GA
104 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
105 South University, Savannah Savannah, GA
106 Union County College Cranford, NJ
107 Renton Technical College Renton, WA
108 Panola College Carthage, TX
109 Herzing University - Brookfield Brookfield, WI
110 North Idaho College Coeur d’Alene, ID
111 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Baton Rouge, LA
112 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
113 Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls, MN
114 Middle Georgia State University Macon, GA
115 Whatcom Community College Bellingham, WA
116 Southern Adventist University Collegedale, TN
117 Mercyhurst University Erie, PA
118 Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI
119 Lake Superior College Duluth, MN
120 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
121 Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson, KS
122 Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City, LA
123 University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
124 Parkland College Champaign, IL
125 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
126 Atlanta Technical College Atlanta, GA
127 University of Maryland - Baltimore Baltimore, MD
128 Navarro College Corsicana, TX
129 Lake Land College Mattoon, IL
130 Athens Technical College Athens, GA

Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services by Region

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Medical Assisting Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Medical/Clinical Assistant 56,466
Physical Therapy Assistant 7,420
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 7,393
Occupational Therapist Assistant 4,848
Other Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 3,493
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) 3,031
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 709
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant 365
Anesthesiologist Assistant 327
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 189

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 322,592
Health & Medical Administrative Services 89,359
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 84,274
Allied Health Professions 82,308
Public Health 40,596
Health Sciences & Services 35,945
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 29,833
Mental & Social Health Services 29,053
Medicine 28,629
Dental Support Services 26,399

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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).

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