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2022 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools

865 Colleges in the United States
27,271 Associate Degrees
If you pursue a associate degree in allied health professions, you won't be alone. The field of study is the #6 most popular program in the country. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

College Factual looked at 865 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 27,271 associate degrees in allied health professions to qualified students.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Allied Health Professions School for Your Associate Degree

Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Your choice of allied health professions for getting your associate degree school matters. Important measures of a quality allied health program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To account for this we include a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Average Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of associate graduates during the early years of their career. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their associate degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on allied health professions students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of allied health professions students who choose to seek a associate degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How much debt allied health professions students go into to obtain their associate degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized allied health professions related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree.

More Ways to Rank Allied Health Professions Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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Best Schools for Associate Students to Study Allied Health Professions in the United States

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for allied health professions students seeking a an associate degree. 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 for an Associate in Allied Health

#1

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
26 Annual Graduates
$17,000 Median Student Debt

Every student pursuing a degree in an associate degree in allied health professions has to take a look at Loma Linda University. Loma Linda University is a small private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Loma Linda.More information about a associate in allied health professions from Loma Linda University

#2

Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA
89 Annual Graduates
$15,042 Median Student Debt

Every student who is interested in an associate degree in allied health professions has to take a look at Bellevue College. Located in the medium-sized city of Bellevue, BC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Allied Health Professions associate degree recipients from Bellevue College earn a boost of around $18,436 over the typical earnings of allied health professions graduates.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from Bellevue College

#3

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA

It is hard to beat Foothill College if you wish to pursue an associate degree in allied health professions. Foothill College is a large public college located in the suburb of Los Altos Hills.

Associate recipients from the allied health professions program at Foothill College make $59,436 more than the typical graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from Foothill College

#4

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY
72 Annual Graduates
$12,625 Median Student Debt

Nassau Community College is one of the finest schools in the country for getting an associate degree in allied health professions. Nassau Community College is a large public college located in the large suburb of Garden City.

Those allied health professions students who get their associate degree from Nassau Community College earn $21,936 more than the typical allied health student.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from Nassau Community College

#5

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, CA
99 Annual Graduates
$10,000 Median Student Debt

Orange Coast College is a fairly large public college located in the midsize city of Costa Mesa.

Those allied health professions students who get their associate degree from Orange Coast College receive $13,336 more than the average allied health student.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from Orange Coast College

#6

El Centro College

Dallas, TX
139 Annual Graduates
$10,125 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Dallas, El Centro College is a public college with a very large student population.

Those allied health professions students who get their associate degree from El Centro College receive $6,636 more than the average allied health student.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from El Centro College

Located in the city of Napa, Napa Valley College is a public college with a small student population.

Associate recipients from the allied health professions major at Napa Valley College earn $37,336 above the average college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from Napa Valley College

#8

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL
137 Annual Graduates
$7,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the midsize city of Fort Lauderdale, BC is a public college with a very large student population.

Soon after graduating, allied health associate recipients typically make around $38,100 at the beginning of their careers.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from Broward College

51 Annual Graduates
$20,500 Median Student Debt

Nebraska Methodist College is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large city of Omaha.

Allied Health Professions associate degree recipients from Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health receive an earnings boost of around $2,336 over the average income of allied health professions graduates.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

179 Annual Graduates
$10,500 Median Student Debt

Located in the suburb of Pasadena, San Jacinto College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Those allied health professions students who get their associate degree from San Jacinto Community College receive $4,136 more than the average allied health graduate.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from San Jacinto Community College

#11

Mt. San Antonio College

Walnut, CA

Mt. SAC is a fairly large public college located in the suburb of Walnut.

Allied Health Professions associate degree recipients from Mt. San Antonio College earn a boost of approximately $20,436 over the average income of allied health professions majors.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from Mt. San Antonio College

#12

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY
20 Annual Graduates
$21,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the suburb of Rockville Centre, Molloy is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Allied Health Professions associate degree recipients from Molloy College get an earnings boost of around $15,936 above the average income of allied health professions majors.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from Molloy College

#13

Bergen Community College

Paramus, NJ
81 Annual Graduates
$15,663 Median Student Debt

Bergen Community College is a large public college located in the large suburb of Paramus.

Allied Health Professions associate degree recipients from Bergen Community College get an earnings boost of about $8,136 over the typical earnings of allied health professions majors.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from Bergen Community College

#14

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, RI
52 Annual Graduates
$20,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the large suburb of East Greenwich, New England Tech is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Those allied health professions students who get their associate degree from New England Institute of Technology earn $2,236 more than the typical allied health graduate.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from New England Institute of Technology

148 Annual Graduates
$13,000 Median Student Debt

GateWay Community College is a small public college located in the city of Phoenix.

Associate recipients from the allied health professions program at GateWay Community College make $13,836 more than the standard college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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53 Annual Graduates
$11,350 Median Student Debt

BMCC is a fairly large public college located in the large city of New York.

Those allied health professions students who get their associate degree from Borough of Manhattan Community College earn $22,736 more than the typical allied health grad.

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#17

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX
136 Annual Graduates
$10,850 Median Student Debt

North Harris Montgomery is a fairly large public college located in the city of The Woodlands.

Associate recipients from the allied health professions degree program at Lone Star College System get $9,036 above the average graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from Lone Star College System

#18

Parker University

Dallas, TX
52 Annual Graduates
$20,750 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Dallas, Parker University is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.More information about a associate in allied health professions from Parker University

#19

Kettering College

Kettering, OH
21 Annual Graduates
$21,500 Median Student Debt

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

Allied Health Professions associate degree recipients from Kettering College receive an earnings boost of about $3,336 over the average earnings of allied health professions graduates.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from Kettering College

17 Annual Graduates

Located in the midsize city of Baton Rouge, FranU is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.More information about a associate in allied health professions from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

#21

Yuba College

Marysville, CA
15 Annual Graduates

Located in the midsize suburb of Marysville, Yuba College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.More information about a associate in allied health professions from Yuba College

#22

Valencia College

Orlando, FL
96 Annual Graduates
$10,687 Median Student Debt

Valencia College is a fairly large public college located in the city of Orlando.

Those allied health professions students who get their associate degree from Valencia College make $4,836 more than the typical allied health graduate.

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#23

County College of Morris

Randolph, NJ
54 Annual Graduates
$8,600 Median Student Debt

County College of Morris is a moderately-sized public college located in the large suburb of Randolph.

Those allied health professions students who get their associate degree from County College of Morris receive $12,236 more than the typical allied health graduate.

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11 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Bloomington, NWHSU is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.More information about a associate in allied health professions from Northwestern Health Sciences University

#25

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL
551 Annual Graduates
$26,500 Median Student Debt

Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Lauderdale, Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.

Students who graduate with their associate from the allied health program report average early career income of $39,200.

More information about a associate in allied health professions from Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Rest of the Top 50 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools

#25

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL
#26

Skyline College

San Bruno, CA
#29

Clarkson College

Omaha, NE
#30

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

#32

Howard Community College

Columbia, MD

#33

Mercy College of Ohio

Toledo, OH
#34

AdventHealth University

Orlando, FL
#35

Montgomery College

Rockville, MD
#38

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, SD
#39

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

#41

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, MN

#42

Gannon University

Erie, PA
#43

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN
#45

Grossmont College

El Cajon, CA
#48

Cypress College

Cypress, CA
#49

South Suburban College

South Holland, IL

Additional Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 865 different United States allied health professions schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Alvin Community College Alvin, TX
51 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
52 Monroe College Bronx, NY
53 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
54 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR
55 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
56 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
57 Merced College Merced, CA
58 Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA
59 Triton College River Grove, IL
60 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
61 Saint Augustine College Chicago, IL
62 Galveston College Galveston, TX
63 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
64 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
65 St Philip’s College San Antonio, TX
66 Gateway Community College New Haven, CT
67 Pacific Union College Angwin, CA
68 Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn, NY
69 Manchester Community College Manchester, CT
70 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
71 City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College Chicago, IL
72 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
73 Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen, CA
74 Weatherford College Weatherford, TX
75 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
76 Century College White Bear Lake, MN
77 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
78 Weber State University Ogden, UT
79 Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte, NC
80 Midwestern Career College Chicago, IL
81 Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
82 Crafton Hills College Yucaipa, CA
83 St Luke’s College Sioux City, IA
84 Moreno Valley College Moreno Valley, CA
85 Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cape Girardeau, MO
86 Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls, OR
87 Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA
88 Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME
89 LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY
90 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
91 Angelina College Lufkin, TX
92 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
93 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
94 SUNY Cobleskill Cobleskill, NY
95 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
96 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
97 Polk State College Winter Haven, FL
98 Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
99 Middlesex County College Edison, NJ
100 Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA
101 Dakota State University Madison, SD
102 Berkeley College - Woodland Park Woodland Park, NJ
103 Brookdale Community College Lincroft, NJ
104 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
105 College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
106 Salem Community College Carneys Point, NJ
107 Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA
108 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
109 Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles, CA
110 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
111 Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA
112 Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA
113 San Diego Mesa College San Diego, CA
114 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
115 South Texas College McAllen, TX
116 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
117 Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
118 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND
119 University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
120 Butte College Oroville, CA
121 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
122 Orange County Community College Middletown, NY
123 Widener University Chester, PA
124 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
125 Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara, CA
126 Portland Community College Portland, OR
127 Wharton County Junior College Wharton, TX
128 Johnson College Scranton, PA
129 Hudson County Community College Jersey City, NJ

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Allied Health Professions students that almost earned our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
130 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
131 Touro College New York, NY
132 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
133 Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
134 South Plains College Levelland, TX
135 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
136 Newman University Wichita, KS
137 Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN
138 Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH
139 San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia, CA
140 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
141 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
142 Niagara County Community College Sanborn, NY
143 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mansfield, PA
144 Midland College Midland, TX
145 Cabrillo College Aptos, CA
146 Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Canton, OH
147 Trocaire College Buffalo, NY
148 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
149 NHTI-Concord’s Community College Concord, NH
150 Mitchell Technical College Mitchell, SD
151 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX
151 Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
153 Roxbury Community College Roxbury Crossing, MA
154 Alfred State College Alfred, NY
155 Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN
156 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC
157 Washburn University Topeka, KS
158 Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills, MA
159 Lanier Technical College Oakwood, GA
160 University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown Johnstown, PA
161 Tulsa Community College Tulsa, OK
162 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
163 Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA
164 Ball State University Muncie, IN
165 Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, MA
166 Herzing University - Kenner Kenner, LA
167 Hodges University Naples, FL
168 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
169 Lake Superior College Duluth, MN
170 Moorpark College Moorpark, CA
171 The University of Findlay Findlay, OH
172 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
173 Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson, KS

Allied Health Professions 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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One of 30 majors within the Health Professions area of study, Allied Health Professions has other similar majors worth exploring.

Allied Health Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Radiologic Technology 6,141
Respiratory Care Therapy 5,201
Surgical Technology 3,665
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 3,560
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 3,526
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 3,244
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 891
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology 246
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 192
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 188

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 84,795
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 18,777
Health & Medical Administrative Services 16,596
Health Sciences & Services 8,214
Dental Support Services 5,733
Mental & Social Health Services 3,890
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 3,116
Health/Medical Prep Programs 2,797
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,693
Other Health Professions 1,105

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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